Careers @ WAUSM

Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) is an international medical school with a world class preclerkship campus in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and administrative offices in South Florida and New Jersey. We are seeking those with an entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative nature, and a passion for medical education who want to grow and contribute to an institution that values its faculty and staff and seeks to deliver on our mission to train the next generation of successful, patient-centered physicians.

Available Positions

Clinical Faculty, Department of Medical Education

Position Location: Freeport, Grand Bahama

Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) currently invites applications for a Clinical Faculty member, specifically in the area of Family or Internal Medicine. Come join us at our newly constructed pre-clerkship campus in Freeport, Grand Bahama! Enjoy a warm, collegial campus environment and an island lifestyle with potentially tax-free living!

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WAUSM provides an exciting opportunity for individuals that wish to join an energetic team of medical educators that are committed to building a fresh, new, dynamic, and innovative medical education program. Our students will study medicine in a highly integrated, systems-based, hybrid curriculum that incorporates active learning strategies into large and small group settings. With a powerful focus on active, case-based learning; robust simulation; and early exposure to clinical patients, WAUSM students can expect an integrated learning experience with individualized support that will prepare them to excel in the clerkship portion of their studies, and beyond. We seek outstanding, team-oriented teachers who will share our excitement in building this dynamic and innovative educational program. The pre-clerkship foundational sciences program will be built around a 5-semester (15 weeks per semester) model of instruction with basic science concepts and competencies related to patient centered care integrated and woven throughout. Phase I of campus construction is currently underway to include multi-functional academic learning spaces, student study, tutoring and leisure space, faculty offices and collaboration areas, simulation and clinical exam rooms and outdoor spaces.

WAUSM will operate on three semesters per year with a new class of students matriculating each semester. Therefore, teaching duties and administrative responsibilities continue throughout the year. A focus on teaching, student learning and support is paramount, and we look to individuals who can provide excellence in these areas. Positions are located in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively teach, advise, mentor, and evaluate students in a manner that exemplifies excellence and care.
  • Prepare teaching materials including presentations, pre-reading assignments, practice questions, quizzes, workbooks or other as required.
  • Facilitate small group learning including clinical skills, simulation, standardized patient interactions and other learning experiences.
  • Assist in the creation and review of formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress and performance. Grade clinical examinations and proctor written examinations as required.
  • Revise teaching materials and techniques to stay current and innovative, aligning with the continuous improvement of the curriculum.
  • Assist leadership in ensuring that the curriculum is integrated, clinically relevant, delivered in a logical manner and that content is at a depth and breadth suitable for learners who will enter clinical practice.
  • Ensure that all teaching materials, communications, posts, assessment materials and any other materials delivered to students are updated, current and polished.
  • Support students through the Center for Academic Success and collaborate in their initiatives as required.
  • Preceptorship of students in local clinics as required.
  • Participate in and support standing committees, task forces, academic and operational plans and initiatives as appointed / elected and/or determined by the Assistant Dean and Chair.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean and Chair or Dean.

Education, Experience and Attributes:

  • Earned MD, MBBS, DO degree or other equivalent medical qualification from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Current medical licensure, residency trained and Board Eligible/Board Certified.
  • Significant medical practice experience within a specialty
  • Academic appointment within an accredited U.S. medical school and/or experience teaching medical students or residents preferred
  • Experience with NBME / USMLE environments preferred.
  • Experience in medical education required, with demonstrated teaching experience and skill in presenting to students and colleagues.
  • Familiarity with simulation technology: Laerdal, Harvey, Vimedix Ultrasound, preferred.
  • Evidence of committee work and participation in other initiatives.
  • Experience with curriculum development and continuous improvement desired.
  • Experience with assessment programs and the ability to lead successful programmatic changes based upon assessment results and adult student learning.
  • Solid technological skills and experience with virtual learning platforms (Canvas), computer-assisted delivery of didactic and active learning content, video-conferencing and other academic / computing platforms (Panopto, Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft suite and Teams, etc.).
  • Possibility and opportunities for direct patient care as applicable.
  • Ability and desire to work with others in a collegial and collaborative atmosphere.
  • Strong communication skills in English. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Exhibit flexibility, adaptability and be open to and embrace creative, innovative, “break the mold” ideas of others.
  • Comfortable living a Caribbean, island lifestyle and embracing that experience.

Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). We are committed to diversity and inclusion and support applicants from all backgrounds to join our team. We strive to build a community that represents the students we serve and exhibits a variety of skills, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. Employment is a decision based upon qualifications, merit, and the needs of the University.

Physiology Faculty

Position Location: Freeport, Grand Bahama

Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) currently invites applications for a faculty member in Physiology. Come join us at our newly constructed pre-clerkship campus in Freeport, Grand Bahama! Enjoy a warm, collegial campus environment and an island lifestyle with potentially tax-free living!

VIEW FULL DESCRIPTION

WAUSM provides an exciting opportunity for individuals that wish to join an energetic team of medical educators that are committed to building a fresh, new, dynamic, and innovative medical education program. Our students study medicine in a highly integrated, systems-based, hybrid curriculum that incorporates active learning strategies into large and small group settings. With a powerful focus on active, case-based learning; robust simulation; and early exposure to clinical patients, WAUSM students experience an integrated learning experience with individualized support that prepares them to excel in the Clerkship portion of their studies, and beyond. We seek outstanding, team-oriented teachers who share our excitement in building this dynamic and innovative educational program. The pre-clerkship foundational sciences program is built around a 5-semester (15 weeks per semester) model of instruction with basic science concepts and competencies related to patient centered care integrated and woven throughout. The WAUSM campus includes multi-functional academic learning spaces, student study, tutoring and leisure spaces, faculty offices and collaboration areas, simulation and clinical exam rooms and outdoor spaces.

WAUSM operates on a three semesters per year schedule with a new class of students matriculating each semester. Therefore, teaching duties and administrative responsibilities continue throughout the year. A focus on teaching, student learning and support is paramount, and we look to individuals who can provide excellence in these areas. The position is located in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Actively teach, advise, mentor, and evaluate students in a manner that exemplifies excellence and care.
  • Prepare teaching materials including cases, presentations, pre-reading assignments, practice questions, quizzes, workbooks or other as required.
  • Facilitate small and large group active learning sessions.
  • Assist in the creation and review of formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress and performance. Proctor examinations as required.
  • Revise teaching materials and techniques to stay current and innovative, aligning with the continuous improvement of the curriculum.
  • Assist leadership in ensuring that the curriculum is integrated, clinically relevant, delivered in a logical manner and that content is at a depth and breadth suitable for learners who will enter clinical practice.
  • Ensure that all teaching materials, communications, posts, assessment materials and any other materials delivered to students are updated, current and polished.
  • Support students through active participation in the Center for Academic Success and collaborate with the Department of Medical Education and the Center for Academic Success in their initiatives as required.
  • Participate in and support standing committees, task forces, academic and operational plans and initiatives as appointed / elected and/or determined by the Assistant Dean and Chair.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean and Chair or Dean.

Education, Experience and Attributes:

  • Earned doctoral degree (PhD, MD or MD/PhD, or equivalent degree) from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with a team to teach and refine curriculum.
  • Commitment to team-based learning with a broad base of knowledge and the ability to facilitate multidisciplinary student learning.
  • Evidence of excellence in medical education preferred, with demonstrated teaching/facilitating experience and skill in presenting to students and colleagues.
  • Evidence of committee work and participation in other initiatives.
  • Experience with curriculum development and continuous improvement.
  • Experience with assessment programs and the ability to lead successful programmatic changes based upon assessment results and adult student learning.
  • Solid technological skills and experience with virtual learning platforms (Canvas), computer-assisted delivery of didactic and active learning content, video-conferencing and other academic / computing platforms (Zoom, Microsoft suite and Teams, etc.).
  • Ability and desire to work with others in a collegial and collaborative atmosphere.
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Exhibit flexibility, adaptability and be open to and embrace creative, innovative, “break the mold” ideas of others.
  • Comfortable living a Caribbean, island lifestyle and embracing that experience.

Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). We are committed to diversity and inclusion and support applicants from all backgrounds to join our team. We strive to build a community that represents the students we serve and exhibits a variety of skills, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. Employment is a decision based upon qualifications, merit, and the needs of the University.

Associate Director of Recruitment - West Region

Position Location: Remote

Under supervision of the Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs, the Associate Director of Recruitment (ADR) assists in the management of student recruitment strategies for Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) in an assigned territory by creating and executing a territory management plan.  Responsible for identifying and advising prospective students through the application and enrollment processes.

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Works to generate new prospective student inquiries and applications through various channels: traditional in person recruitment events (open houses, information sessions, on-campus presentations, graduate school fairs, and academic conferences), virtual events (webinars, livestreams, and remote presentations), and through consistent follow-up with assigned students via the University CRM.  Creates and nurtures relationships with key stakeholders at colleges/universities and in pre-matriculation and post-baccalaureate programs.

The annual travel requirement is minimally 50%, including evenings and weekends, and seasonally as high as 80%.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and executes appropriate number and mix of recruitment events
  • Networks and develops professional relationships with stakeholders (i.e., Pre-matriculation programs, post-baccalaureate programs, pre-health faculty, and advisors) at target schools
  • Builds relationships with inquiring prospective students via phone, email, and/or text; encourages eligible prospects to apply for admission; advises applicants on candidacy for admission
  • Leads and/or participates in recruitment events, both in person and via digital/social channels (webinars, livestreams, etc.)
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Communications to effectively promote events
  • Continuously enhances product knowledge to effectively advise students; travels domestically and internationally as assigned to maintain and continuously improve understanding of the WAUSM curriculum, campus facilities, student housing, and clerkship experience
  • Stays abreast of territory trends, market and demands to forecast recruitment strategies
  • Uses the CRM to track activities, enter notes and plan events
  • Conducts self with WAUSM’s Mission and Core Values guiding all activities and interactions
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs

Education, Experience, and Attributes:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years of previous admissions and/or business development experience preferred
  • Ability to be autonomously, take ownership, and make decisions
  • Flexibility to schedule working time around students’ and/or departmental needs
  • Dynamic public speaking skills (previous public speaking / presentation experience highly desired)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment, be a quick learner, and a self-starter
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Prior CRM experience preferred (Slate, Salesforce, etc.), but not required
  • Goal oriented and internally motivated

 

Salary commensurate with experience.

Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and support applicants from all backgrounds to join our team. We strive to build a community that represents the students we serve and exhibits a variety of skills, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. Employment is a decision based upon qualifications, merit, and the needs of the University.

Associate Director of Recruitment - Midwest Region

Position Location: Remote

Under supervision of the Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs, the Associate Director of Recruitment (ADR) assists in the management of student recruitment strategies for Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) in an assigned territory by creating and executing a territory management plan.  Responsible for identifying and advising prospective students through the application and enrollment processes.

VIEW FULL DESCRIPTION

Works to generate new prospective student inquiries and applications through various channels: traditional in person recruitment events (open houses, information sessions, on-campus presentations, graduate school fairs, and academic conferences), virtual events (webinars, livestreams, and remote presentations), and through consistent follow-up with assigned students via the University CRM.  Creates and nurtures relationships with key stakeholders at colleges/universities and in pre-matriculation and post-baccalaureate programs.

The annual travel requirement is minimally 50%, including evenings and weekends, and seasonally as high as 80%.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and executes appropriate number and mix of recruitment events
  • Networks and develops professional relationships with stakeholders (i.e., Pre-matriculation programs, post-baccalaureate programs, pre-health faculty, and advisors) at target schools
  • Builds relationships with inquiring prospective students via phone, email, and/or text; encourages eligible prospects to apply for admission; advises applicants on candidacy for admission
  • Leads and/or participates in recruitment events, both in person and via digital/social channels (webinars, livestreams, etc.)
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Communications to effectively promote events
  • Continuously enhances product knowledge to effectively advise students; travels domestically and internationally as assigned to maintain and continuously improve understanding of the WAUSM curriculum, campus facilities, student housing, and clerkship experience
  • Stays abreast of territory trends, market and demands to forecast recruitment strategies
  • Uses the CRM to track activities, enter notes and plan events
  • Conducts self with WAUSM’s Mission and Core Values guiding all activities and interactions
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs

Education, Experience, and Attributes:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years of previous admissions and/or business development experience preferred
  • Ability to be autonomously, take ownership, and make decisions
  • Flexibility to schedule working time around students’ and/or departmental needs
  • Dynamic public speaking skills (previous public speaking / presentation experience highly desired)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment, be a quick learner, and a self-starter
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Prior CRM experience preferred (Slate, Salesforce, etc.), but not required
  • Goal oriented and internally motivated

 

Salary commensurate with experience.

Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and support applicants from all backgrounds to join our team. We strive to build a community that represents the students we serve and exhibits a variety of skills, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. Employment is a decision based upon qualifications, merit, and the needs of the University.