We are currently looking for a creative, fastidious clinician with: an interest in and some reasonable knowledge about basic and clinical sciences and public health; editing experience; and some experience teaching and evaluating students. This individual will review and edit the content and language of our trainings, including distance and local peer-to-peer and mentored activities, multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and other materials.
NextGenU is a portal to the world’s first free, accredited, higher education. We now have over 1300 registered students in 84 countries. The courses now launched and those still being completed are mainly in the health sciences and public health. Our founding collaborators and funders include the American College of Preventive Medicine, CDC, NATO, World Bank, WHO, and the World Medical Association.
NextGenU uses distance computer-based didactics, local hands-on mentoring, and peer-to-peer distance feedback for training. We plan to train many thousands of trainees at a time, particularly in developing countries, with the students remaining in their home environments (and thereby building capacity, instead of encouraging brain drain). We’ve launched trainings in Emergency Medicine, Climate Change and Health, and Environmental Health. Examples of other certificates currently under development include:
- Anatomy (Head and Neck)
- Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (adult and pediatric)
- Human Trafficking
- Immigrant and Refugee Health
- Prevention and Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders
- Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence
- Introduction to Preventive Medicine
- War and Health
For each training, we identify a set of expert-derived competencies and free, online, high-quality learning resources that address the competencies. We then create original multiple choice questions (MCQs) and peer, mentored and individual learning activities. We need an editor to review and edit the overall competencies, learning resources, learning activities, and MCQs, to be sure each are appropriate, interesting, and clear.
The successful candidate must have:
- at least a bachelor’s degree in a clinical discipline, and likely a health sciences graduate degree
- an outstanding command of the English language
- scientific writing and editing skills
- the ability to work with minimal supervision (setting their own hours, and working from home)
We offer a warm, flexible environment and the knowledge that you are contributing to the democratization of knowledge for those who would normally not have access to education due to social, geographical, or financial barriers. This position is for 10-15 hours per week at $25/hour, working from home, anywhere in Canada.
Please include a resume or CV as an attachment.