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Colleges of the Fenway Adjunct Faculty Online Course Development - MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts

The School of Professional Studies is seeking adjunct instructors to develop online courses that will be delivered in a self-paced format geared toward students preparing to enter degree programs in the health professions. Instructors will provide subject matter expertise and real-world examples as part of the course development process and will partner with a senior course designer who has a PhD in instructional technology and who is responsible for the back-end development. Courses will be delivered year-round and opportunities exist to teach the course once it is developed.


Instructors are needed to develop the following courses:

Anatomy and Physiology Chemistry (Basic, General, Biochemistry, and Organic) Biology Physics


Work with assigned course designer to develop courses into self-paced, online courses available for academic credit. Develop courses with a module approach, creating a more detailed breakdown of lessons. Students will be required to complete the self-paced courses within 16 weeks, but can move through the material faster. Provide guidance on the content that needs to be covered in each lesson. Review existing course content (if available) and make recommendations on what can be adapted. Work with course designer to develop content (videos, discussion boards, quizzes, exams) as needed. Record videos in studio on Boston or Worcester campus. Determine the key learning concepts that need to be assessed and the most effective and scalable assessment methods. Draft content for assessments that correspond to lessons/modules as well as cumulative assessments. Work with course designer to develop effective assessments that can scale to accommodate large numbers of students. Evaluate publisher content, lab kits, and virtual lab content for potential use, if available. Ensure the course meets the high quality standards of other MCPHS online and on-campus courses. Recommend approaches for assignments and exams that ensure academic integrity and enable the course to scale in terms of enrollment, Identify tactics to improve the course based on feedback from its first run

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.


Required: Bachelor?s degree required. Advanced degree in subject area or related field preferred Previous experience developing online courses and/or teaching undergraduate material in the subject area online Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills A commitment to student success and the ability to engage and motivate students in an online format Comfort with ambiguity and effective problem-solving relating to launching a new initiative

Desired: Experience teaching subject matter for students entering health professions Experience with a learning management system, such as Blackboard

Apply To apply, please visit Attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University?s diversity are encouraged to apply.

About Us MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston?s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public. In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.

Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit Careers at MCPHS.

Date Posted: 7/3/2019