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SOMA - Assistant/Associate Professor Microbiology

A.T. Still University

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SOMA - Assistant/Associate Professor Microbiology

Job Category: Faculty
Requisition Number: SOMAA002064
Full Time
Mesa, AZ 85206, USAMesa, AZ 85206, USA

Job Details

A.T. Still University's School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) invites applications for the position of a full-time, exempt Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbiology on the Mesa, Arizona campus. Faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Science contribute to the mission of ATSU-SOMA and the education of medical students through the support of student-directed learning of basic and clinical sciences through extensive use of clinical cases in a small group setting. Additionally, participation in supplemental large-group interactive sessions may be required. Faculty members are also expected to share responsibility for the development of course materials that will be used in the first two years of the curriculum. Scholarly activity, which may take the form of bench, clinical, or educational research, often in collaboration with peers, is also expected as part of faculty growth and development and advancement. Service to the institution, the community, and the professional field is also essential.

This position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Science.
Major job duties and responsibilities:
The following is a list of academic responsibilities that may be required as a full-time member of the Department of Biomedical Science:
  • Serve as a content expert in the area of expertise;
  • Facilitate small group learning;
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty to create and develop cases for case-based learning sessions;
  • Prepare educational tools (A/V, demonstration models, lectures, lesson plans…etc.) as needed;
  • Attend and contribute to curricular meetings and faculty development offerings;
  • Provide board-style formative and summative assessment questions in the area of expertise;
  • Help to identify underperforming students and their areas of weakness through the use of evaluation tools;
  • Interview prospective student candidates for ATSU-SOMA;
  • Advise and mentor students;
  • Be willing to serve as an advisor to at least one student club;
  • Serve on departmental and institutional committees, as assigned or elected;
  • Participate in scientific, educational, community-based, or other types of research or other relevant scholarly activity;
  • Serve on collaborative University-wide groups as approved by the Dean or designee;
  • Must be able to take direction and receive assignments from the Department Chair and Curricular Deans;
  • Must be available for work during the hours assigned, for student instruction or learning processes; and
  • Accept other duties assigned/needed to meet the goals and mission of ATSU-SOMA.
Knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics:
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the following essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of and maintaining student and patient's privacy (i.e. FERPA, HIPAA…etc.);
  • Ability to follow proper OSHA and safety guidelines;
  • Complete Annual Employee training per ATSU policy;
  • Strong communications skills, as well as computer literacy (MS Office Suit [i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Sharepoint]) and accurate data entry skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills to prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Willingness to be trained on the current learning management system and other technologies as required;
  • Ability to establish and maintain a productive work schedule in accordance with school's hours of operation;
  • Maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships by working cooperatively and collegially with others;
  • Possess interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy;
  • Adhere to behaviors consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect by following Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Commission rules and regulations;
  • Ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner.
  • Flexibility with respect to the performance of other duties as needed/assigned for the COM;
Minimum qualifications:
Must have a terminal microbiology degree and at least two (2) years of teaching experience in higher education.
Physical demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must have the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities include ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
Work environment/Safety:
Employee is responsible for performing duties in an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed indoors in an office setting and outside of the office at local community outreach sites. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate.
Information management:
Ensure compliance with the ATSU-SOMA Computer and Network Usage Policy - General Guidelines for Faculty and Staff.
ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following hire date. For more information, please visit:












2 years: The successful candidate must have a terminal microbiology degree and demonstrate exceptional teaching or facilitation ability, and demonstrate the ability to engage students in their learning of basic sciences material appropriate for Medical education. The ideal candidate will have experience using collaborative and interactive teaching strategies, such as facilitating case-based or team-based learning.

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A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. The culturally rich learning environments include residential and online healthcare related graduate degrees as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.

ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.

ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.

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