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University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts

Professor, Associate Professor,
and Assistant Professor
 Basic Science Program

Location:  UMHS campus in St. Kitts, West Indies

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The University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts (UMHS) invites applications for a faculty position at all ranks.  

UMHS is a state of the art medical school located on the exotic Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. Faculty have a unique opportunity to become involved in the growth and success of the institution, and most importantly the opportunity to educate and nurture a new generation of physicians prepared to meet the 21st century health care delivery in a rapidly changing world.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a course in Physiology offered in the  second semester.  The UMHS  calendar year has three fifteen week semesters, with two to three weeks break between semester for faculty leave. Responsibilities include:

1. Developing and providing students with approved syllabi and learning objectives. 

2. Organizing, preparing, and regularly updating course content.

3. Delivering effective lectures utilizing a variety of teaching techniques and state of the art teaching technologies.

4. Preparing and administering examinations, grading in a timely manner, and providing feedback to students.

5. Focusing on student success by being available to students during non-teaching time.

6. Serving on faculty committees.

7. Participating in training to qualify as a facilitator in our problem based learning program.

8. Supervising students in a variety of activities, including but not limited to, problem based learning activities, human-computer simulation activities in the UMHS virtual hospital ward, and activities in local clinical settings.

9. Serve in the capacity of the Course Director and Department Chair.



1.      US tax free foreign earned income up to ninety thousand dollars a year.

2.      Health Insurance plan University paid for employee and available to spouse and children at employee’s expense

3.      Participation in faculty continuing education or national conference in the US once annually.

4.      Modern, state of the art campus and facilities in which to teach and conduct research.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Must have a passion for teaching
• Minimum of an earned Ph.D. in Physiology.
• Three to five years experience teaching medical physiology in a  US or Canadian medical program
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and  PowerPoint
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English

About UMHS:    UMHS’s charter class began in May,  2008. We offer a traditional Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.  The university operates year round and offers three semesters  per calendar year which start in January, May, and September.  Students complete the Basic Science Program at the UMHS at our state of the art campus in St Kitts.  The fifth semester occurs at the UMHS campus in Portland, Maine.  Students complete their third year of core clinical rotations and fourth year of elective rotations in one of our many affiliated, accredited teaching hospitals throughout the United States.  To graduate, students must successfully complete the UMHS medical program and pass the USMLE Step1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS.  UMHS graduates  are eligible to apply for a US residency and subsequently may practice medicine in the United States and Canada.

UMHS utilizes innovative teaching techniques such as a 24-bed virtual hospital, small class sizes with individualized attention, and the use of technology to enhance instruction.  The faculty is highly credentialed and recruited primarily from the United States. 




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