Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Sam Houston State University
February 21, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
College / University, Hospital, Public and Private
The Chair of Osteopathic Principles and Practice is responsible for: leadership and oversight of OP&P faculty; curriculum and course content in osteopathic manipulation; the osteopathic aspects of diagnosis and care in systems courses; fostering scholarship and research in the department; assuring quality patient care; and fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary learning. Members of the OP&P Department will be expected to participate in teaching in the Osteopathic Principles courses, systems courses, physical exam course, case-based learning sessions, the physician and society, preparation for clerkships, procedural skills training, OMM Lab and OSCE’s. The members of the department will also participate in the SHSU practice plan. The individual selected must be comfortable working in preclinical and clinical education, as well as evaluating curriculum and students through various learning and assessment methods. The department will be responsible for aiding GME programs affiliated with the COM in achieving and maintaining osteopathic recognition through ACGME.
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The successful candidate will have a DO degree from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine with residency training in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, current NMM board certification or SPOMM, and eligibility for or a current license to practice in Texas.
A strong background in medical education is required with experience working in a department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Experience in pre-doctoral teaching, well-developed communication skills and knowledge of budgeting, and administration are necessary. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and training.
Ability to communicate and work with faculty, medical students, clerkship coordinators, hospital administrators, physician preceptors and college administration, possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills and capacity to demonstrate personal initiative and abilities to deal with a rapidly changing environment are essential. Familiarity with Learning Management Systems and reporting is required. Other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 201800015F
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's five colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
The future site of the Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine is in Conroe, TX. Conroe is the county seat of Montgomery county, and is one of the fast growing areas in the United States. Montgomery County is home to thriving business, communities, and boasts one of the best Independent School Districts in Texas.
SHSU is a selective institution that offers over 80 bachelor degree programs, over 50 masters and six doctoral programs, including nationally recognized programs in Business, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics and Criminal Justice. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.
SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population , SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas, Huntsville is less than an hour's dri...ve north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.