Assistant/Associate Professor of Physiology (two positions to be filled)

Job description

Position Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Physiology (two positions to be filled)




Assistant or Associate Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Osteopathic Medicine


Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Diego Alvarez


925 City Central Avenue
Conroe, Tx 77304

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The successful candidate will:

•Contribute to the development and delivery of physiology curriculum, including foundational and systems-based courses.
•Collaborate with faculty in other departments to integrate physiology throughout the undergraduate medical education curriculum.
•Provide for instruction using various methods of content delivery, including large and small group discussions, case reports, grand rounds, and other interactive approaches.
•Participate in the writing of exam questions based on COMLEX-USA and USMLE styles.
•Maintain scholarly activities, including application for research grants, dissemination of research findings in peer-reviewed journals, and conference attendance.
•Act as a faculty advisor and participate in selection of students.
•Perform other duties as assigned by the chair of the department.

Note: The new medical school will be located in the Grand Central Park community of Conroe, TX – just 5 miles N of The Woodlands, and 35 miles N of Houston. The current location is in Huntsville, but this position will move to Conroe upon completion of the new medical school facility (spring, 2020).

Educational Requirements for the Position:

A PhD, DO, MD or equivalent terminal degree in a related field from an accredited university is required.

Experience Required for the Position:

At least 1 year teaching experience in an academic institution at the graduate or professional level. Teaching experience to medical students preferred. Good interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse faculty is required. Leadership skills and vision for enhancing the academic components of a multi-disciplinary department are essential. Candidate should present a plan for scholarly activity, including publications and presentations commensurate with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Experience using different teaching methods, which includes case-based learning, ‘flipped classroom,’ interactive large group presentation, audience response systems, and curriculum delivery systems (Blackboard) is highly preferred.

Special Instructions Summary:

Note: While the Sam Houston State University main campus is located in Huntsville, TX, this position is located in the Grand Central Park community of Conroe, TX – just 5 miles N of The Woodlands, and 35 miles N of Houston.

Open Until Filled:


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. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/13/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time