Chair for Osteopathic Practice and Principles

Wichita, KS
May 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Wichita, KS

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-15
Req: R0005688
Job Description:


Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs this role will function as member of a collaborative teaching team, will develop and deliver instructional content within the KHSC/KansasCOM curriculum, and will oversee and manage the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. This incumbent will take an active role in shaping the Osteopathic vision of the student, faculty, and organization.



  • Collaboratively with OPP Faculty, develop and facilitate delivery of Osteopathic Principle and Practices didactic presentations, laboratory sessions, and student assessment for first and second year students
  • Oversee development and delivery of an Osteopathic Principle and Practices curriculum for third and fourth year students in clinical education
  • Oversee the development and delivery of COMLEX-USA Level 2 PE preparation longitudinally throughout curriculum
  • Assist the Director of Graduate Medical Education in developing resources for residency programs applying for/participating in Osteopathic Recognition.
  • Collaboratively oversee, foster and ensure development, delivery, assessment and ongoing evaluation of effectiveness of OPP pedagogy
  • Support the KansasCOM Committee on Curriculum and Educational Policy (CCEP) as a member
  • Collaborate with Assistant Dean of Outcomes & Assessment (ADOA) on all evaluation of all OPP courses, laboratory, service and scholarly activities, ensuring formal after action reporting, curriculum inventory and mapping at least annually (or as additionally requested)
  • Collaborate with COM leadership and CCEP on development and promulgation of curriculum schedule in accord with student and faculty needs
  • Collaborate with COM leadership, ADOA on evaluation of osteopathic student readiness to advance to next level of curriculum in accord with KansasCOM policy


  • Oversee the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
  • Develop department budget
  • Hire department faculty
  • Supervise and evaluate department faculty
  • Promote Osteopathic research and scholarly activity by OPP Department faculty and students with outcomes of public dissemination of scholarship
  • Oversee development of Osteopathic Principle and Practices faculty development offerings


  • Participate in student interviewing, mentorship, and career counseling
  • Foster a positive culture amongst the students, faculty, and KHSC-KansasCOM staff.
  • Serve on selected committees at the discretion of the Dean.
  • Assist the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in accreditation functions to include document creation, data collection, data entry, education of faculty on accreditation, and other accreditation-related functions at the discretion of the Dean.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Promote student Osteopathic Research
  • Participate in Osteopathic scholarly activity


Supervises the following: Department of Osteopathic Principle and Practices faculty and staff


An academic leader with a track record of proven effective academic and administrative experience in Osteopathic Principle and Practices education.

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
  • Eligible or holds a Kansas Osteopathic medical license; possesses an active osteopathic license in a US state or territory recognized by the FSBM
  • Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies
  • Current Certification/Recertification through the AOBNMM*, or another specialty board with a C-SPOMM**.

* American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

** Certificate of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

  • Three years or greater experience in teaching foundational concepts relevant to osteopathic principles and practice.
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods which might include team-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning, distance learning, interactive large group presentation, audience response systems, curriculum delivery systems (e.g. Canvas), and proficiency in exam item (COMLEX and/or USMLE) writing
  • A substantial record of success as an educator, and of managing personnel.
  • Experience in Osteopathic research


  • Leadership abilities in influencing and shaping performance
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to contribute to organizational growth and development
  • Strong knowledge base in medical education assessment
  • Strong team & people management skills
  • Familiarity with AOA COCA requirements
  • Strong, effective and diplomatic oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Excellent service skills relevant to supervisor, peers, direct reports, medical students, and faculty
  • Experience with medical school accreditation and reporting
  • Budget management experience


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Kansas Health Science Center offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Kansas Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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