Assistant/Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - College of Osteopathic Me...

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The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Marian University is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.This position contributes to the education of osteopathic medical students seeking the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree within MUCOM.This faculty member will promote Marian University’s mission and identity by providing classroom instruction that allows learners to acquire fundamental knowledge of the biochemistry of normal human processes and human disorders related to abnormalities of biochemistry or genetics.The ability to work collaboratively with clinicians who will provide related clinical content will be essential. Teaching responsibilities will be distributed throughout the medical curriculum and will be guided by the course objectives of the individual systems-based courses with attention to the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) Blueprint and educational expectations of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).Pursuit of an appropriate research agenda and mentorship of students in research is also part of the faculty responsibility at MUCOM.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • Teach human biochemistry and molecular/cellular biology at a level appropriate for the preclinical years of medical school
  • Contribute to the development of curriculum and engage in continuous improvement of the curriculum
  • Prepare and deliver lectures and other learning activities in areas of the candidate’s expertise
  • Develop learning evaluations that align with the principles extant in the COM such as board-style MCQ
  • Participate in faculty development activities, especially those that foster best educational practices and incorporate active learning methods
  • Develop and pursue scholarly activity (broadly understood) in the candidate’s area of interest commensurate with the mission and goals of MUCOM
  • As appropriate, engage in publication, grant seeking activity
  • Contribute to the service obligations of MUCOM by service on committees, course direction and other assignments
  • This position may contribute to mentorship of graduate students in the BMS program
  • Other duties may be assigned
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Requirements:

  • To be qualified for this position the candidate will have a PhD in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology or appropriate related field that would support teaching at the medical school level.A medical degree or other appropriate terminal degree will be considered.
  • Prior teaching experience with medical or graduate students is strongly desired.
  • Teaching experience serving as a course director and ability to teach in a large group setting is desired.
  • For individuals with a research program, mentorship of graduate students doing research would be possible and service on thesis committees is encouraged.
  • Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Midwest rankings, being named the #3 Most Innovative Regional University, #5 Best Value University, and #28 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, 2019 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy.All applications should be submitted to [email protected].

    Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/19/2020
    Application Due: 2/4/2021
    Work Type: Full Time