Medical Educator - Physiology (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) (23520BR)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
El Paso, Texas

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Medical Educator – Physiology (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) Overview:

The Department of Medical Education at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – Paul L. Foster School of Medicine offers an exceptional opportunity for physiology medical educator to join our interdisciplinary team of full-time faculty. The successful candidate will work with basic and clinical science educators to develop and deliver a highly integrated clinical presentation-based curriculum. This individual will also engage in research and service activities based on individual interests, credentials and experience.

The Community:

Nestled between the Franklin Mountains and the Rio Grande River, and boasting over 300 days of sunshine per year, El Paso residents enjoy a friendly community with numerous outdoor and cultural pursuits. El Paso was recognized as an All-America City in 2018 for being a community that demonstrates innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration for outstanding civic accomplishments. It ranks among the top 10 “Safest Metro Cities in America” according to the 2019 SafeWise report, and is one of the most affordable cities in Texas, placing among the top 20 cities in the country with the lowest cost of living (2020 Niche rankings).

Position Description:

This position contributes to the university's mission through teaching, scholarship and service. The successful candidate will:

  • Participates in course administration and instruction for the pre-clerkship phase of the medical school curriculum
  • Develops and delivers an integrated curriculum, which blends basic science and clinical concepts, in collaboration with faculty members in other disciplines
  • Employs multiple teaching methods including case-based instruction, large- and small-group discussion, lecture, demonstration, simulation, and team-based learning
  • Provides formative and summative assessment of medical student performance
  • Provides individual support, feedback, and advice to medical students
  • Works closely with the course and curriculum committees, fellow faculty, and key administrators to accomplish the goals and objectives of the medical school's curriculum
  • Engages in scholarship, clinical service (if applicable), and academically-related public service
  • Adheres to institutional policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility

This position is salaried and fully funded. Salary, academic rank and tenure option are commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included. Interested candidates should apply online at, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, position requisition ID: 25829BR

For further information please contact:

Dr. Tanis Hogg

Search Committee Chair

Department of Medical Education

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

5001 El Paso Drive, El Paso, Texas 79905

[email protected]

TTUHSC El Paso in an EEO/AA employer. The Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physiology or a closely related discipline, or MD/DO or equivalent medical degree
  • Expertise/experience in teaching human physiology, especially clinically-integrated physiology for medical students
  • Evidence of scholarship in the field of physiology or medical education
  • Texas Medical Licensure or eligibility for Texas Medical License for physician candidates
  • Board certification by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties for physician candidates

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Training or experience in development and delivery of an integrated medical curriculum
  • Experience with innovative teaching methods such as interactive large and small group formats, laboratory-based instruction, team-based learning, case-based learning, and problem-based learning
  • Experience with curriculum management software systems
  • Participation in national organizations or committees devoted to medical education
  • Experience in medical education scholarship
  • Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding
  • Emerging or established regional or national reputation for associate professor or higher rank


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