Family Medicine Physician Educator

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Seed Global Health

In collaboration with their colleagues at University of Zambia, key educator roles and responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing formal and informal clinical instruction and mentorship to medical and nursing students, residents, house staff and faculty colleagues emphasizing best practice standards;
  • Modeling sound clinical diagnostic and therapeutic bedside practice;
  • Assisting with creating/adapting/implementing improved clinical guidelines and/or critical care treatment protocols with local faculty;
  • Providing classroom-based instruction to undergraduate and post-graduate trainees, incorporating curriculum development and student assessment;
  • Enhancing existing clinical training systems and structures by developing and implementing innovative teaching tools through collaboration with faculty colleagues;
  • Providing mentorship/advising to learners and colleagues on dissertations, academic writing, and research;
  • Supporting professional development opportunities, including in areas of research and advocacy, requested by partner-country faculty and clinicians;

Job Requirements

To be eligible to serve with Seed Global Health as a Family Medicine Physician Educator, you must at minimum have:

  • A medical degree from an accredited institution
  • An active, valid license
  • Registration, qualifications, and/or other form of recognition from a national credentialing body or board in Family Medicine
  • Ability to commit to a 12-month placement
  • Ability to meet in-country work permit and licensing criteria and obtain clinical license in your placement country
  • English language proficiency

Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate:

  • Minimum of 6-months living and working in low-resource health care settings either domestically and/or internationally
  • Familiarity with teaching and/or administration of post-graduate family medicine training programs
  • Experience initiating/supporting new health care training programs
  • Experience providing informal and/or formal mentorship to trainees and junior faculty
  • An ability to design curricula for and/or provide instruction in the simulation environment
  • Experience with successful grant applications, research, and academic writing


Pay & Leave Educators receive a monthly salary. Educators are eligible for a minimum of 4 weeks paid leave. Educators are eligible for a readjustment allowance post-service.

Completion Award Each educator who complete a full year of service in good standing will be recognized as an honorary Massachusetts General Hospital Fellow in Global Clinical Education.

Housing & Travel Housing that meets our minimum safety and amenity standards is provided for educators by Seed or partner institutions. There may be occasional situations where housing is shared and some educators may live directly on the premises of the placement site. Seed handles all travel logistics to and from the country of placement.

Insurance Comprehensive medical and dental insurance. Medical and security assistance and evacuation insurance. Malpractice insurance while in country. Workers compensation insurance.

Visa/Work Permit Seed will sponsor and guide you in submitting documentation to acquire the appropriate visas, work permits, and licenses to legally fulfill your duties in your placement country.

How to Apply

  • Applications must be submitted through Seed’s online portal and will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • You will be required to upload a copy of your Medical license and CV, complete two (2) short essay questions, and request three (3) references.
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