Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Requisition Number: 201800015F
Department: Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine
Experience Requirement: A strong background in medical education is required with experience working in a department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Experience in pre-doctoral teaching, well-developed communication skills and knowledge of budgeting, and administration are necessary. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and training.
Usual Duties: The Chair of Osteopathic Principles and Practice is responsible for: leadership and oversight of OP&P faculty; curriculum and course content in osteopathic manipulation; the osteopathic aspects of diagnosis and care in systems courses; fostering scholarship and research in the department; assuring quality patient care; and fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary learning. Members of the OP&P Department will be expected to participate in teaching in the Osteopathic Principles courses, systems courses, physical exam course, case-based learning sessions, the physician and society, preparation for clerkships, procedural skills training, OMM Lab and OSCE's. The members of the department will also participate in the SHSU practice plan. The individual selected must be comfortable working in preclinical and clinical education, as well as evaluating curriculum and students through various learning and assessment methods. The department will be responsible for aiding GME programs affiliated with the COM in achieving and maintaining osteopathic recognition through ACGME.
Degree Requirements: The successful candidate will have a DO degree from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine with residency training in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, current NMM board certification or SPOMM, and eligibility for or a current license to practice in Texas.
Other Requirements for the Position: Ability to communicate and work with faculty, medical students, clerkship coordinators, hospital administrators, physician preceptors and college administration, possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills and capacity to demonstrate personal initiative and abilities to deal with a rapidly changing environment are essential. Familiarity with Learning Management Systems and reporting is required. Other duties as assigned.