CUNY Clinical Professor-Medical Series, Community Health and Social Medicine in New York, New York


The CUNY School of Medicine is unique among the nation's medical schools in tailoring its curriculum towards preparation of students to become community-oriented primary care physicians who will serve in medically underserved areas. This mission is achieved through the School's intensive three-year sequence of courses in Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM), which include field placements in community medicine in partnership with community-based health centers and health-related programs in underserved areas of New York City. Through field placements, course work, and independent study, CHASM provides students with the opportunity to go beyond traditional patient encounters and analyze and intervene in the health care of defined populations.

CHASM is searching for a full-time (11 month), experienced instructor to serve as Course Director for a six credit undergraduate course entitled Evaluation in Healthcare Settings, as well as assist with other departmental teaching duties as needed, and provide professional service in line with the mission and vision of the CUNY School of Medicine. The course is held during the summer (May-July), but the position requires considerable planning and evaluation activities throughout the year. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and directing the course, teaching on campus lectures and facilitating small group sessions, as well as supervising and evaluating students out in the community at a variety of health-related community sites, located throughout New York City. The hire will be in the non-tenure track title of Clinical Professor. Individuals appointed as Clinical Professors – Medical series are experienced practitioners or teachers in their professions or fields of expertise. The duties of the position include teaching (including, in some cases, clinical instruction), and may include research.

Duties will include:

  • Develop/revise the course syllabus with input from the CSOM curriculum committee

  • Recruit new and collaborate with existing community preceptors

  • Coordinate scheduling with appropriate community sites/preceptors

  • Serve as a principal liaison between the School of Medicine and field sites

  • Conduct site visits to field sites to ensure that preceptors and students are meeting course and site expectations.

  • Serve as offsite field training supervisor for approximately 30 students/year

  • Oversee up to two part time field training supervisors

  • Ensure completion of Affiliation Agreements with all community sites

  • Placement of students in field training sites

  • Ensure all health related requirements are met before students begin offsite training work

  • Coordinate onsite classroom sessions

  • Teach lectures and facilitate small group sessions

  • Problem-solve challenges that arise at field sites, and address student performance issues in collaboration with site preceptors and field training supervisors

  • Coordinate evaluation and grading across preceptors and field training supervisors

  • Review and submission of final grades

  • Annual evaluation of the course's successes and challenges

  • Work with department administrative staff to coordinate all aspects of the course

  • Assist CHASM faculty with courses as needed, including but not limited to teaching occasional lectures, facilitating small group learning experiences and grading

  • Facilitate problem-based learning sessions within the medical school curriculum

  • Serve on CHASM and/or School of Medicine committees (e.g. faculty/staff search committees, curriculum workgroups, etc.)


  • Masters or doctoral level degree in a health related field (e.g. public and/or population health field, social work, medicine, education etc.)

  • Experience serving as a site/field training supervisor and/or preceptor

  • Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate or master's college level

  • Experience with survey design data analysis

  • Must have demonstrated satisfactory qualifies of personality and character, a record of achievements in his/her profession or field of expertise, and a willingness to cooperate with others for the good of the institution


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with students, community preceptors, CSOM faculty and staff

  • Outstanding team building and organizational skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge of SPSS a plus

  • Must have a thorough understanding and appreciation of the mission of the school.

  • Experience working with diverse groups/students and demonstrated commitment to diversity and to promoting a culture that nurtures various forms of inquiry and scholarship across multiple disciplines highly preferred


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Candidates should provide a CV and Cover Letter


Open until filled, with resume review to begin on August 16, 2018.


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Job Title: Clinical Professor-Medical Series, Community Health and Social Medicine

Job ID: 19134

Location: CUNY School of Medicine

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular