Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS), in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER) and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS), invites applications for full-time positions at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline or Senior Lecturer in Discipline to teach in SPS's MS Program in Narrative Medicine, CSER's undergraduate and MA programs and ICLS's Program in "Medicine, Literature, and Society." This position will begin on January 1 or July 1, 2019. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. The Program seeks an individual with a vibrant portfolio of academic study, experience and publications in one or more of the following disciplines as it relates to narrative medicine: medicine, psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy, health advocacy, literature, intercultural studies, writing, oral history or a related field. The candidate should have extensive leadership experience applying these disciplines across a wide spectrum of health-care contexts; substantial teaching experience; and deep and demonstrated understanding of the academic and applied trends that are driving best practice and research in the field of Narrative Medicine. The annual course load will be three courses in Narrative Medicine, two courses in CSER's undergraduate and MA programs and one course in ICLS' Program in Medicine, Literature, and Society. Advising in the Narrative Medicine Program and related programming areas is expected, as is the following: active participation in curriculum and program development and evaluation; and participation in the development and execution of strategies to support program area students. The successful candidate must be capable of contributing to the program's academic mission, and demonstrate the potential for vision and direction that will be required for all aspects of the position.
The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral or terminal degree in one or more of the following disciplines as it relates to narrative medicine: medicine, psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy, health advocacy, literature, intercultural studies, writing, oral history or a related field. The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and show strong potential for productive research and scholarly activities.
Candidates at the rank of Senior Lecturer in Discipline are expected to have substantial experience and accomplishments, and a superlative record of teaching as a lecturer, and documented evidence of pedagogical excellence in carrying out administrative or other department responsibilities.
Candidates at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline are expected to have teaching experience, documented evidence of pedagogical excellence, and evidence of professional growth and activity in the given field.
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