Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor of Biochemistry, Cell Biology & Genetics

Feb 17, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 201800014F

Department: Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine

Experience Requirement: This position requires at least 8 years of experience in teaching biochemistry, cell biology, or genetics, and a record of accomplishments in the field of medical education. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse academic and clinical environment are required. Leadership skills and vision for enhancing the academic components of a multi-disciplinary department are essential. A strong record of scholarly activity, evidenced by high quality publications commensurate with the rank of Associate professor or Professor.

Usual Duties: Serves the Proposed SHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (applicant status seeking accreditation) by planning, organizing, and directing biochemistry/cell biology/genetics sessions in collaboration with other faculty teaching in the listed disciplines. Serves as a liaison between biochemistry/cell biology/genetics faculty and administrative offices. Collaborates with other basic science and clinical faculty to create highly integrated curriculum and instructional materials, and works as a Chair of Biochemistry/Cell Biology with a variety of stakeholders including administrators, staff, students, regulatory agencies, and members of the community to develop, implement, and sustain medical education programs throughout four years. Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to teaching clinically relevant medical biochemistry; or cell biology or genetics, scientific method and research methodology, to participating in curriculum development and implementation; serving as a mentor to junior faculty and as an academic advisor to assigned students; holding membership on COM and University committees; participation in the interview and selection process of COM students.

Degree Requirements: A PhD in biochemistry, molecular/cell biology or genetics, from an accredited institution of higher education.

Other Requirements for the Position: Experience using different teaching methods which might include case-based learning, 'flipped classroom', problem-based learning, interactive large group presentation, audience response systems, curriculum delivery systems (e.g. Canvas or Blackboard), and proficiency in exam item (COMLEX and/or USMLE) writing. Experience with curricular and instructional design.

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