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Academic Geriatrician, Assistant/Associate Professor

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Full Time
Position Type
Permanent, Academic/Teaching
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The Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

The Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University is seeking an outstanding faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science to serve as an Academic Geriatrician.

Our mission is to produce graduates who are prepared and motivated to play a central role in the achievement of three critical state goals: (1) providing the highest quality health care to Florida's citizens; (2) assuring that the state has the requisite number of medical faculty required to support Florida's medical schools and assure continued access to medical education opportunities in Florida; and (3) producing physician-scientists with the knowledge and skills required to transform healthcare and biomedical research in the state. Faculty will collaborate in the development of the four-year curriculum.

This position involves teaching, clinical care, scholarship, innovation, and service in Geriatric Medicine. It is a dynamic leadership position responsible for the oversight of the Geriatrics Curriculum Thread for all four years of medical school and directing the M3 Geriatrics and Palliative Care Clerkship. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Refining and evaluating a coordinated series of high-quality educational offerings on geriatrics and gerontology throughout the 4-year medical student curriculum, and integrating them where possible with other curriculum threads and with the GME curriculum in Geriatrics and Palliative Care.
  • Participating in teaching activities in the Internal Medicine Residents on their required rotation, and other trainees as it relates to geriatrics and palliative care.
  • Ensuring compliance with all LCME and ACGME accreditation standards, across all affiliated teaching sites, including didactic sessions, trainee assessments and faculty development, and program evaluation. 
  • Providing outpatient geriatric consultations at the FAU Medicine practice
  • Participating in scholarly activities, community engagement, and state and national committees as opportunities arise.


Minimum Qualification: 

M.D. or D.O. from an accredited institution and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher required.

Board certification in Internal or Family Medicine, and in Geriatric Medicine.

Substantial teaching experience with medical students and/or residents, and demonstrated teaching excellence. Experience as a clerkship or residency rotation director is preferred, as is experience in clinical teaching program development and administration.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a variety of students, residents, fellows, faculty, and employees from widely diverse backgrounds.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Academic Geriatrician, Assistant/Associate Professor) on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ09951).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other potected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

 FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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