Founded in 2018 in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Ponce Health Sciences University is answering a need for more healthcare professionals by preparing more students for jobs with a world-class, culturally-competent education. Whether you’re an aspiring doctor or psychologist, PHSU St. Louis is focused on helping our students reach their professional goals.

Ponce Health Sciences University’s history dates back to its founding in 1977 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. We’ve been expanding our prestigious health sciences offerings since, with a focus on graduate medical programs. With campuses now in Ponce, San Juan, and St. Louis, we’re expanding our global network while staying committed to preparing students for real-world healthcare careers and clinical situations. 


The mission of Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) is to provide a world-class, culturally-competent, health sciences education to the population we serve, through innovative adaptive learning environments focused on the success of its students to become ethical practitioners and scientists.


The PHSU vision is to build on its reputation as a prestigious academic and research leader educating underrepresented diverse populations while focusing research efforts on solving global health disparities


PHSU St. Louis has begun its development of a new School of Medicine (opening Fall 2022) as part of an multi-million educational investment in north St. Louis that includes a new hospital. The new campus could support up to 1,200 students and create 120 new staff and faculty jobs in St. Louis.

With the expansion of our medical program in St. Louis, we will put action behind our vision of providing real education and research opportunities in a community dedicated to addressing and impacting health disparities on local and national levels. PHSU is thrilled to continue our mission to give more students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds access to high-quality medical education and careers.

PHSU St. Louis currently offers PsyD and MSMS programs.


This position provides instructional support for courses in the Master of Medical Sciences program. The duties include, but are not limited to the development of syllabi, course materials, assessment of student learning outcomes, as well as instructional responsibilities. University service are also expected. Courses include Gross Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Microbiology, or Biochemistry.


  • Incorporating the mission of Ponce Health Sciences University into program and course learning objectives, focusing course experience on student learning using flippedoom teaching methods.
  • Accountability to students and administration with respect to quality in education.
  • Incorporating current profession information into course learning experience.
  • Administer courses in a prepared and timely manner, meeting deadlines for course and student interactions. Maintain and exemplify professional conduct in course and student interactions.
  • Preparing an updated syllabus prior to course posting according to the standard PHSU format. All information (course learning objectives, reading assignments, testing, grading, etc.) contained in the syllabus must be clearly stated and not ambiguous. All administrative and course deadlines must be met.
  • Practice collegiality: Refraining from making pejorative statements regarding the university, fellow faculty or staff personnel in student interactions or course discussions.
  • Maintaining regular office hours.
  • Contributing to exams that have sound instructional value with accurately measured and well-defined objectives utilizing appropriate levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Evaluation should not be ambiguous and should appropriately represent the information presented in the course.
  • Establishing and maintaining a course atmosphere conducive to learning.
  • Comfortable and proficient in online course instruction.
  • Responsible to treat colleagues, staff, and students in a professional manner.
  • All courses should have a required course text or based on published science literature unless exempted by the administration.
  • Participation in faculty meetings, workshops and university ceremonies.
  • Accountable to report to the MSMS Program coordinator if he/she will be absent or unable to fulfill responsibilities.
  • Notifying appropriate personnel of damage to PHSU property. Should report problems that affect any aspect of the university to the program coordinator or appropriate department.
  • Read, understand and follow all Faculty Handbook information and policies.
  • Other instructional duties as assigned by program coordinator or the Dean.


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be dependable and have good inter-personal and communication/organization skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff.


Minimum of a doctorate degree as required in appropriate field. Five years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have general knowledge of computers including word processing, PowerPoint, and spreadsheets.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Required as appropriate to degree possessed.