Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor of Anatomical Sciences

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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 TitleDepartment Chair/Associate or Full Professor of Anatomical SciencesRequisition201900055FRankAssociate or Full ProfessorFLSA statusExemptHiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position CategoryPosition TypeFull-Time Tenure TrackCollegeDepartmentCollege of Osteopathic MedicineQuicklink Refer Applicants To

Contact NameDr. Mari HopperTitle

Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences
1 Financial Plaza
Huntsville, TX 77340

Contact Phone936-294-4767Contact [email protected] Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The successful applicant will lead a diverse faculty in development and delivery of the medical curriculum for gross anatomy (dissection based), embryology, histology, and pathology. Teaching assignment will include utilization of diverse teaching modalities in the delivery of a two-part gross anatomy course, and contributions to teaching in histology, embryology; and research methodology. The Chair will mentor faculty with appointments in both tenure-track, and non-tenure appointments. The Chair will oversee and direct the anatomy laboratory technician, and be responsible for oversight of a new anatomy laboratory facility. The Chair will administer the department budget and will organize administrative faculty assignments including meetings and faculty evaluation. The Chair will be responsible for participating in college and institutional committees, interviewing and selecting students, communicating with internal and external constituencies, and supporting the strategic goals of the college through programming and budgetary decisions. The successful candidate will provide positive encouragement, a spirit of cooperation, and respectful dialogue supporting a healthy and viable culture for learning and work on the SHSU-COM campus.

Educational Requirements for the Position

A doctoral degree in one of the anatomical disciplines from a nationally accredited institution of higher education, or a DO or MD degree with appropriate experience.

Experience Required for the Position

Significant experience teaching human anatomy within a medical or other accredited professional or graduate level program. The candidate must have a record of scholarly accomplishment and a viable plan for continued scholarly work. Demonstrated leadership skills and vision for enhancing the academic components of a multi-disciplinary osteopathic medical college are essential. The candidate must be qualified for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

Other Requirements for the Position

Demonstrated leadership effectiveness working in collaborative environments. Experience leading dissection teams, and a variety of classroom methods which may include case-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning, interactive large group discussions, and audience response systems. Additional skill proficiency includes utilization of course delivery systems (e.g., Blackboard), and developing board style examination questions (COMLEX and/or USMLE).

Special Instructions Summary

Note: Although Sam Houston State University (SHSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine (applicant status seeking accreditation) is currently located in Huntsville, Texas, this position will move to Conroe, Texas, upon completion of the medical school facility.

Open 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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Candidate DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Statement of Research & Goals




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Posted: 8/10/2019
Application Due: 2/8/2020
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