Academic Integrative Health Physician – Assistant/Associate/Professor

Boca Raton
May 30, 2019
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-29
Req: REQ06419
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Position Summary:

FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine invites applications for the position of Academic Integrative Health Physician to lead a new clinical, educational and research initiative in Integrative Health. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, this individual will play a key role in building and shaping a new Integrative Health clinical practice, in collaboration with the FAU Medicine Primary Care Practice. The College of Medicine has received foundation funding in support of the development and launch of this innovative clinical and educational initiative. In addition to leading the development of a high quality clinical practice with an emphasis on integrative nutrition, mindfulness, and other Integrative Health approaches, this individual will participate in a variety of educational initiatives targeting medical students, residents, and the community, as well as develop research priorities to further solidify the evidence base in the field. The Integrative Health clinical practice and research initiative will further enhance the available clinical services provided by the College, advancing its reputation and visibility locally, nationally, and internationally, through collaboration with established integrative health programs across the country. 

This position includes direct patient care and teaching activities, such as providing content expertise for courses or electives in Integrative Health. The Integrative Health physician will provide community outreach activities and training opportunities as needed in order to promote Integrative Health and proactive, preventative, holistic care throughout FAU and the broader community. The Integrative Health physician is expected to provide strategic leadership and vision for an inter-professional team to achieve excellence in clinical services, engaging in educational activities, and research and scholarship. They will also be responsible for budgetary development and administration of the initiative, maximizing available resources for the integrative health practice.

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is one of the most recent LCME accredited medical schools in the U.S.  The College matriculates 64 medical students each year and has been nationally recognized for its innovative curriculum, which includes a holistic “HealthFirst” Health and Wellness initiative. As a community-based medical school, our mission is to advance the health and well-being of our community by training future generations of humanistic clinicians and scientists and translating discovery to patient-centered care. To further FAU’s commitment to promote retention of physicians in Florida, the College became an accredited sponsor of graduate medical education programs in 2014, launching six programs between 2014 and 2018. The College also hosts multiple Graduate Degree Programs including thesis and non-thesis MS programs in Biomedical Science, a PhD track in Integrated Biomedical Science, and an MD/PhD program with The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. Our physicians and scientists team up to develop innovative approaches to treat and prevent disease in Palm Beach College.

Minimum Qualifications:

MD, DO or equivalent degree from an accredited institution, with primary board-certification in a relevant clinical specialty and having completed fellowship training in Integrative Medicine or equivalent is required.

Academic credentials that merit appointment as assistant, associate, or full professor in the College of Medicine.

Distinguished record in Integrative Health clinical care, research, and education.

Proven record of broad, progressive and substantive administrative leadership.

Research and publication experience in clinical trials and/or Integrative Health.

Experience in building diverse and inclusive teams.

Experience with, and/or appreciation of, learning health systems.

Proven record of creating and implementing Innovative programming.


Knowledge of trends and issues in Integrative Health.

Budgetary and financial management skills.

Emotional intelligence.

Ability to engage with community and establish effective partnerships within an academic environment.

Proficient with data and metrics assessment and management.

Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to build and sustain effective teams, including inter-professional and interdisciplinary.

Management skills that include collegiality and respect.

Excellence in problem solving.


Commitment to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving institutional excellence.

Ability to communicate effectively in a culturally and ethnically diverse community.

Innovative and creative approach to problem solving.

Effective decision maker.





Commitment to excellence in clinical practice, teaching, research and community engagement and service.

Capacity to advance strategic initiatives and achieve targeted goals.

Commitment to building and bridging partnerships.


Commensurate with experience

College or Department:

College of Medicine


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:


Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.
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