The Center for Translational Science Education (CTSE) at Tufts University School of Medicine in downtown Boston is seeking to hire two Scientist-Educators as William Bingham the 2nd Fellows. Fellows will join our efforts to launch a new online graduate level teacher training program at the Medical school called, Teaching the Great Diseases (TGD). As a fellow, you will work to refine, disseminate, and evaluate the outcomes of an online distance-learning teacher training. These are full- time postdoctoral positions intended to prepare a biomedical scientist interested in obtaining experience in online teaching, curriculum development and in exploring biology education research.
Funding is available through a grant from The Bingham Trust that supports the launch of the TGD program. This is a one-year postdoctoral position available in March 2018 with possibility to continue for an additional three years upon review and mutual agreement. The training will include exposure to best practices in online learning and teacher training, as well as an introduction to the scholarship of teaching and learning. The selected applicant will also be encouraged to publish findings and develop his/her own grant proposal based on this or a related project.
The goal of the TGD program is to equip high school teachers with the knowledge, skills and classroom materials needed to teach health and biomedical sciences. More specifically, it supports teachers interested in using a high school level Biology II curriculum called the Great Diseases. The curriculum was developed collaboratively with scientists at Tufts Medical School and Boston Public School teachers. It is now a year-long course used by thousands of students across the country and emphasizes authentic scientific thinking through four ‘Great Disease’ modules: Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorders, Metabolic Disease and Cancer.
The focus of the William Bingham the 2nd Fellows will be to design, teach, and study teacher training through the TGD Program. We are interested in achieving two major impacts: (1) Teachers will gain needed continuing education, and (2) what they learn will be directly transferred into their classrooms to increase high school student competencies in STEM and health literacy skills. The Scientist-Educator Fellow will bridge the divide between health sciences and education professions.
This is a one-year position with funding for up to four years upon mutual agreement.
To apply, submit a cover letter and CV (or resume) with references to the TGD Co-Director Stephanie Tammen at: