Faculty Frequently Asked Questions

1) Details of the position requirements
Executive Dean
Qualifications: MD, DO, (MBBS, MD) and/or PhD from an accredited institution
of higher education and/or a medical school listed in the WHO directory. A
scientist (DSc, PhD) must have at least 5-10 publications in reputable journals.
Experience: A minimum of ten years of experience in administering medical
education in USA/Canada (5 years from SJSM) and a working knowledge of the
USMLE format of courses and test materials is required. The Executive Dean
must also have a proven aptitude for overseeing the functions of academic
committees and evaluating reports on the day to day functions of the institution.
Dean of Clinical Affairs
Qualifications: MD, DO, (MBBS, MD) and/or PhD from an accredited institution
of higher education and/or a medical school listed in the WHO directory. A
scientist (DSc, PhD) must have at least 5-10 publications in reputable journals.
Experience: A minimum eight years of experience in administering medical
education in USA/Canada (5 years from SJSM) and a working knowledge of the
USMLE format of courses and test materials. The Dean of Clinical Affairs must
also have a proven aptitude for overseeing the functions of academic
committees and evaluating reports on day to day functions of the institution.
Professor and Dean (Basic Sciences, Administrative, Student)
Qualifications: MD, DO, (MBBS, MD) and/or PhD from an accredited institution
of higher education and/or a medical school listed in the WHO directory. A
scientist (DSc, PhD) must have at least 5-10 publications in reputable journals.
Experience: A minimum eight years of classroom teaching experience (4 years
from SJSM) complete with experience in using PowerPoint presentations and a
working knowledge of the USMLE format of courses, test materials, and clinical
integration of basic sciences. The Professor and Dean must also have a proven
aptitude for overseeing the functions of academic committees; evaluating
reports on day to day functions of the institution and experience in active
participation in academic committees, structuring curriculum, and grading.

Saint James School of Medicine Faculty Recruitment Panel will review it and determine whether your experience matches any open positions. test materials. You will also receive a list of immigration documents that must be submitted to us. MD) and/or PhD from an accredited institution of higher education and/or a medical school listed in the WHO directory.Associate Professor Qualifications: MD. Upon the receipt of your CV. 2) Recruitment Process a. Assistant Professor Qualifications: MD. DO. and clinical integration of the basic sciences. DO. and clinical integration of basic science courses. (MBBS. . Experience: Six to twelve months of classroom experience complete with experience in using PowerPoint presentations and a working knowledge of the USMLE format of courses. An Associate Professor must have a proven aptitude for overseeing functions of academic committees and evaluating reports on the day to day functions of the institution. MD) and/or PhD from an accredited institution of higher education and /or a medical school listed in the WHO directory. In the event that your experience and an open position is a match. the Director of Planning will send you a contract for your review and signature. (MBBS. Experience: A minimum of five years of classroom teaching experience (2 years from SJSM) complete with experience in using PowerPoint presentations and a working knowledge of the USMLE format of courses. and any other requirements. (MBBS. Experience: A minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience (one year from SJSM) complete with experience in using PowerPoint presentations and a working knowledge of the USMLE format of courses. test materials. DO. Director of Planning will present the interview details to the Panel. and clinical integration of basic science courses. In the event that the Panel decides to offer you a position. b. you will be interviewed by the Director of Planning to discuss your experience further and the open position. test materials. MD) and/or PhD from an accredited institution of higher education and/or a medical school listed in the WHO directory. Tutor Qualifications: MD.

Both islands have pharmacies thru which you can gain access to common drugs. Accommodation The initial accommodation (first two days) is usually in a hotel to which you are later reimbursed by the school. the employee has options of coverage with $500 deductible on Anguilla or anywhere else in the world except United States. There are three semester breaks each year. Weather Weather in Bonaire and Anguilla is a typical Caribbean tropical weather. part of the salary is paid out locally and the other part is send to any account you may have anywhere else in the world. These are usually available at some costs. it usually takes 6-8 weeks before the work permit is issued. The salary is usually quoted as a gross amount and there are some taxes deducted locally. surrounding islands like Curacao and Aruba have more sophisticated medical facilities available. Once you have your work permit and you schedule your trip to the island. the send part is not taxed as many countries do not tax the earnings earned abroad. Once this is completed. depending on the issue. IL office may be required. In general. They have a hospital and basic medical facilities available on the island. Once the contract and the immigration documents are received by the school. Usually. Anguilla professors can participate in a health insurance program subsidized by the school. you will be given hosing coordinator’s information to make housing arrangements. an in person interview in the Park Ridge.c. In the event of a major issue. 3) Leave 4) 5) 6) 7) Each faculty members is entitled 4-5 weeks of leave annually. Salary and taxes Salary depends on the position offered and will be discussed during the recruitment process. which is to be taken during the semester breaks. Temperatures are generally between 80F-90F with seasonally high humidity. . All interviews are conducted via phone and sometimes via video conference. Insurance Bonaire has a public health system that is available for a little or no cost to everyone. with the New Year break being the longest (about 3 weeks). the faculty member can join. In the event that the faculty member resides in United States. The permanent accommodation would be arranged by the housing coordinator on each island. By participating in the program.

Anguilla is an English speaking island and has a primary and secondary schools available. 10) Cost of living Both islands have a similar cost of living structure. 11) Career Growth Saint James offers a clear career path for faculty. 13) Reaching Bonaire/Anguilla There are many ways to reach Bonaire/Anguilla from different parts of the world. Saint James also reimburses faculty for the initial immigration fee. This starts with the positions as low as tutor and processing to the positions of the Dean or even the Executive Dean.8) Starting Dates Starting dates are flexible. On average. it is recommended that everyone goes to Saint Martin first. Saint Martin is a French/Dutch island to which there are direct daily flights from either Paris or Amsterdam. To reach Anguilla. May or September. From United States there are several ways to reach both islands. In addition. From Europe there are direct daily flights to Bonaire from Amsterdam. but ideally we would prefer that the professor joins at the start of the semester. . faculty will be reimbursed for housing. a married couple should be able to live on about US$1. which is generally the first week of either January. travel and moving expenses. There are private and public schools available. Saint James requires that all faculty participate in research and promotes faculty participation in continuing education. first two days of initial stay in a hotel and car rental. This amount will vary on a person lifestyle. Contacting a travel agent would be a best solution for most affordable routes.500/month. there are bonuses for a multi-year contract available for most positions. 12) Child Education For faculty members with children it is important that the children have the ability to continue their education. Bonaire currently only offers education in Dutch. 9) Perks In addition to salary.