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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Variable Hours Officer (SHPEP & MedPrep Preceptor) in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 08/02/2024
  • Hours Per Week: 5
  • Standard Work Schedule:
  • Building:
  • Salary Range: $32.14-$32.14
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) and the Northeast Regional Alliance MedPrep HCOP Academy Program (MedPrep) are designed to support undergraduate students who are economically disadvantage and/or identify with groups that have been historically underrepresented within the health professions. The support provided for participating scholars help them to become more competitive applicants to health professions schools. Each year, SHPEP serves 80 scholars while MedPrep is offered to 20 scholars who will be rising college sophomores and juniors at the time of program participation.

A major component of the programs is centered on academic enrichment with a focus on improving of scholars' performance in pre-health science courses. Supplemental courses are also offered to help scholars strengthen their learning and study skills. Alongside their coursework, scholars participate in practical experiences and career exposure seminars.

SHPEP and MedPrep Preceptors will lead pre-health science courses for class sizes of approximately 20-45 scholars. The cohort will consist of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who generally have varying skillsets and require guidance for education advancement and career exploration. Ideal candidates for the SHPEP and MedPrep Preceptor positions are those interested in working with students who fit the demographics previously described. The Preceptor role provides a platform to exercise curriculum construction, provide course instruction, and establish differentiation skills.

Courses offered include;

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Narrative Medicine


SHPEP and MedPrep Preceptors will be required to:

  • understand the overall goals and objectives of the programs.
  • attend job orientation and training sessions (dates to be determined)
  • develop syllabus for assigned course(s)
  • attend programs' briefing and debriefing sessions as well as special program ceremonies.
  • conduct meetings with Program Facilitators to discuss course progress and related feedback as well as course management updates to prepare for upcoming class sessions.
  • prepare lectures and related materials prior to each scheduled course session.
  • lead the execution of lessons planned for each scheduled class session and arrange for a substitute if a session must be missed.
  • host office hours to meet with program scholars throughout the duration of the program.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade a pre-test, mid-term exam and final exam for evaluation of scholars and provide grades for progress assessments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus 2 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Affiliation with Columbia University through a graduate level program
  • Education and training in science and/or mathematics
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Demonstration of leadership and organizational skills

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly