Assistant/Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (Two Positions to be Filled)

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This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position TitleAssistant/Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (Two Positions to be Filled)Requisition201800091FRankAssistant/Associate ProfessorFLSA statusExemptHiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position CategoryPosition TypeInterim Full TimeCollegeDepartmentCollege of Osteopathic MedicineQuicklink Refer Applicants To

Contact NameDr. Sharon GustowskiTitle

Department of Osteopathic Principles & Practices Chair
1 Financial Plaza, Suite 420
Huntsville, TX 77340

Note: This position will move to Conroe, TX upon completion of the medical school facility.

Contact Phone936-294-4863Contact [email protected] Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

Serves the Sam Houston State University Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine, teaching in the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice. The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice. The proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine is currently in applicant status and is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. The university will focus on primary care and other specialties identified as a physician workforce shortage in the State of Texas, and has developed an integrated curriculum merging basic science instruction with clinical learning including an osteopathic emphasis.

The OP&P faculty is responsible for the curriculum, course content and teaching of osteopathic manipulative medicine and the osteopathic aspects of diagnosis and care in the systems courses, scholarship and research, assuring quality patient care and fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary learning. Members of the OP&P Department will be expected to participate in teaching in lectures, the physical exam course, case-based learning sessions, 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 person selected must be comfortable working in preclinical and clinical education, as well as evaluation of 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.

Educational Requirements for the Position

The successful candidate will have a DO degree from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine with residency training in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine or a Plus one after completing a primary residency, current NMM board certification or SPOMM, and eligibility for, or a current license to practice in Texas.

Experience Required for the Position

A background in medical education is desirable with experience working in a department of Osteopathic Principles / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at a College of Osteopathic Medicine. A desire to teach at the Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education levels are necessary. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and training.

Other Requirements for the Position

Ability to communicate and work with other faculty, medical students, 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. Other duties as assigned.

Special Instructions SummaryOpen Until FilledYes EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

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  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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    Posted: 6/3/2019
    Application Due: 12/6/2019
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