Global Health Curriculum Job Opportunities

I. Global Health Teaching Associate Position for 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Global Health (GH) Teaching Associate leads the daily direction of the Weill Cornell Medical College Global Health Curriculum and oversees the program’s continuing development. Launched in 2009, the Curriculum prepares our medical students to be future leaders in global health through a longitudinal elective program featuring didactic coursework, experiential learning, and a mentored pathway for engaging with resource-poor communities, internationally and domestically. The Curriculum is governed by a Steering Committee comprised of students, medical residents, and faculty from various divisions (e.g., the Office of Global Health Education, the Center for Global Health, and the Global Emergency Medicine Program).

For more information visit: med.cornell.edu/globalhealth and med.cornell.edu/international.

Working closely with faculty and student members of the Steering Committee, the GH Teaching Associate provides the overall direction for all activities related to developing and implementing the Curriculum. The GH Teaching Associate works closely with the Steering Committee and student-led subcommittees to develop policies and goals related to the program and to ensure that the program meets student-voiced needs and concerns. The GH Teaching Associate also acts as a resource to medical students interested in global health. 

Starting in Fall 2014, Weill Cornell Medical College will initiate a new medical school curriculum. As part of this curriculum reform, students will select an area of concentration (AOC) that will require a scholarly project to be completed in 4th year. Global Health is one such AOC.  The GH Teaching Associate will aide faculty in development, coordination, and management of courses and activities for the AOC in Global Health. 

In addition, the GH Teaching Associate may spend ½ day per week of his or her time involved in service-related work with resource-poor populations in New York City. The faculty members of the Steering Committee will work with the GH Teaching Associate to find an appropriate placement and mentor to meet the interests and career goals of the Teaching Associate.

Dates: June 2014 (tentative start date) – June 30, 2015

Location: Weill Cornell Medical College, 402 East 67st Street, NY, NY

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

   Bachelors degree with plans to pursue a career related to global health / public health / medicine
● Previous experience in global health
● Demonstrated administrative abilities 
        ○ Strong organizational skills and an ability to plan and prioritize work
        ○ Proficiency in Word, Excel, database management and visual representation of data
        ○ Writing/research skills
        ○ Experience in program management, budgeting, and strategic development

   High level of initiative and self-motivation
        ○ Passion for finding creative solutions to challenges ranging from     administrative to academic
        ○ Strong interest in enhancing educational programs
        ○ Ability to work independently

● Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
        ○ Comfort and skill with public speaking and taking on a leadership role
        ○ Experience and ability working with diverse constituents (e.g., students, faculty, senior administrators, and            clinicians)

Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive health benefits package.

Application: Please submit the following materials in PDF format to Neal Emery at ghcurriculum@gmail.com. Please note in the Subject Line that you are applying for the GH Teaching Associate position.

  • Resume
  • 1-2 page Cover Letter. Please detail your interest and experience in global health, describe leadership and administrative experience, and include any other points of interest you may feel are relevant to this position

Deadline: All application materials must be received on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Questions: Please email any questions to Neal Emery at ghcurriculum@gmail.com


II. Summer 2014 Internship Positions  

The Weill Cornell Global Health Curriculum is a comprehensive elective program that provides opportunities for students to contextualize and expand upon their global health experiences in order to better serve the communities with which they work, both as medical students and practicing physicians.

The Global Health (GH) Curriculum Summer Intern is given significant responsibilities within the Global Health Curriculum's ongoing projects. The intern will work closely with the GH Teaching Associates and the GH Curriculum Steering Committee. 

Curricular development duties focus on organizing course logistics for the upcoming academic year. This includes helping structure course content, researching and selecting case studies for student discussions, developing resource guides for students traveling abroad, and communicating with course lecturers and Grand Round speakers. For those particularly interested in technology, and/or with relevant background, there will be opportunities to update the Curriculum website, maintain the Weill Cornell GH Project database, and help build a Weill Cornell GH alumni database.
Qualifications: Current or recent undergraduate students with a strong interest in global health are welcome to apply. Interns should be self-starters who take initiative, can multitask, and are enthusiastic and creative.
Dates
: Flexible. Internships can start as early as mid-May. Interns have the option to work 20-40 hours/week for a 6-8 week period. We will work with the intern to set a mutually convenient schedule. 

Location: Weill Cornell Medical College, 402 East 67th Street, NY, NY

Stipend: All internships are unpaid.

For more information visit: med.cornell.edu/globalhealth

Application: Please submit the following materials in PDF format to Neal Emery at ghcurriculum@gmail.com. Please note in the Subject Line that you are applying for the GH Summer Internship.

  • Resume
  • 1 page Cover Letter. Please detail your interest and experience in global health, describe any administrative experience, and include any other points of interest you may feel are relevant to this internship.

Deadline: All application materials must be received on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Questions: Please email any questions to Neal Emery at ghcurriculum@gmail.com

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