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Department Chair/Assistant or Associate Professor of Primary Care & Clinical Medicine at SHSU in Huntsville Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 1/31/23

Job Description

Requisition 202200175F

Position Title Department Chair/Assistant or Associate Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Medicine

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

College College of Osteopathic Medicine

Department Department of Primary Care and Clinical Medicine

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Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

Serves the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in leadership of the Department of Primary Care and Clinical Medicine. The University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position for Chair, Primary Care Medicine and Clinical Medicine. This position reports directly to the Dean until an Associate Dean is appointed with responsibilities that include oversight of the clinical departments. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is currently in pre-accreditations status and is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation upon graduation of their first class which is scheduled for May 2024.

The Chair of Primary Care and Clinical Medicine provides leadership to the department and is responsible for maintaining a culture of collaboration and collegiality within their department and across the COM. Their administrative duties may include recruiting and onboarding new faculty, performing annual evaluations, managing a department budget, and mentoring faculty in professionalism, teaching, and research. They will teach clinical portions of various systems courses and help course directors with faculty teaching assignments and may participate in clinical skills and OMM labs as time allows. They will practice in the University clinic and participate in service to the University and the community through committee participation. The chair also oversees the clinical community outreach program.

The individual selected as Chair should be comfortable working in preclinical and clinical education, as well as evaluation of curriculum and students through various learning and assessment methods. The ideal candidate should have strong clinical acumen and skills in osteopathic manipulative medicine.

The responsibilities for this position may include some or all of the following: administrative responsibilities, student advising, research and creative activities, service, clinical practice and teaching. In addition, other responsibilities may include student recruitment, retention and placement efforts.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Osteopathic physician who graduated from a COCA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine with an active license who is AOA or ABMS board certified in a primary care specialty (*AOA COCA requires the chair to have primary board certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics)

Experience Required for the Position

■ Minimum of five years’ experience in teaching and academic leadership in a medical education setting (defined by COCA as having been employed as faculty or administration at a COM or allopathic medical school for no less than five years).

■ A substantial record of success as an educator with experience in teaching foundational concepts which are relevant to medical education. Preferred candidates shall have administrative experience in an academic setting and/or health delivery with both being preferred.

■ Experience with curricular and instructional design and training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation preferred.

■ 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., Blackboard), and proficiency in exam item writing (USMLE and/or COMLEX-style) preferred.

Other Requirements for the Position

■ A team player who values collaboration, mutual support and team cohesion

■ Knowledge of instructional technologies is desirable.

■ Demonstrated high-level of competency with budgets, business development, and strategic planning

■ A history of exceptional scholarly, professional and/or individual achievement

■ Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills

■ Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent presentation skills

■ Ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances

■ Ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans

■ Ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct workflow

■ Ability to work with different computer programs and databases

■ Ability to represent the COM in an appropriate and positive fashion in public meetings, testimony and public appearances

■ Other duties as assigned.

Full-Time Tenure Track

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. 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.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...