Faculty (Pharmacology/Immunology), Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
October 9, 2018
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Full Time - Entry Level
College / University
The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM), one of the nation’s newest and most innovative medical schools, located in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico, invites applications for two full-time, year-round faculty positions in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. One position is in Immunology and the second is in Pharmacology. BCOM’s inaugural class matriculated in August, 2016, and the College is seeking to identify and hire energetic, dedicated individuals with strong pedagogical versatility, and a passion for teaching and mentoring. The ideal candidate for Immunology will be either a PhD with postdoctoral experience and will have demonstrated, relevant teaching experience. The ideal candidate for Pharmacology will be either a PhD with postdoctoral experience or a Board Certified PharmD and will have demonstrated, relevant teaching experience.
The College’s mission is to improve health education and healthcare in Southern New Mexico, and throughout the Southwestern US by increasing the number of physicians trained in this region. Teaching is the primary focus of our faculty. The College implements a spiral, systems-based curriculum that effectively integrates disciplines, and incorporates interactive methodologies and an androgogical teaching philosophy. The College will encourage student learning in a humanistic environment, and promote patient-centered, evidence-based medical care of the highest quality, in a manner consistent with these core values.
Successful candidates will function as member of a collaborative teaching team to develop and deliver their instructional content within an integrated curriculum. The primary teaching focus of this position will involve teaching medical students through the systems-based courses of both the 1st and 2nd academic year. Responsibilities will involve the development of collaboratively designed, and highly integrated curricular elements, in collaboration with other faculty. Service to the College and the community will also be an essential function of the position, including committee membership, faculty development, student advising, interviewing prospective students, and community outreach. For the Pharmacology faculty, additional teaching responsibilities may exist in the 3rd and 4th years of the curriculum, and will focus on the application of foundational scientific knowledge to clinical settings. Additionally, evidence of scholarly activity with a record of publication and productivity, are preferred and valued credentials in prospective candidates.
Minimum Qualifications for Immunology: •Terminal degree (PhD, or other appropriate terminal degree) •Evidence of commitment to teaching Immunology in a medical school setting. •Evidence of, and the potential for growth in, teaching, scholarly activity and service.
Minimum Qualifications for Pharmacology: •Terminal degree (PharmD, PhD, or other appropriate terminal degree) •Evidence of commitment to teaching Pharmacology in a medical school setting. •Evidence of, and the potential for growth in, teaching, scholarly activity and service.
To review the entire posting for either position, visit the Career Opportunities page on the BCOM website: https://bcomnm.org/career-opportunities/.
Application materials should include: a Curriculum Vitae; a cover letter which includes detailed statements of teaching philosophy, scholarly (research) interests, and academic and professional experience; and the names and contact information of three referees from whom the applicant has requested letters of recommendation (to be forwarded directly to BCOM).
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and should be submitted by electronic submission (online application) to the BCOM Office of Human Resources, see link below or visit the Career Opportunities page on the BCOM website.
BCOM is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our faculty and staff as an important aspect of the educational process. BCOM encourages individuals with varied backgrounds and experience to apply.
Internal Number: Pharm/Imm
About Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) at New Mexico State University is one of the newest medical colleges in the United States and the only one with a mission focused on healthcare in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Although the BCOM is free-standing, privately-funded, separately licensed and indepedently operated college that is not a part of New Mexico State University (NMSU), it is very closely affiliated with NMSU and students enjoy the student life and campus community benefits that come with a major public research university as well as joint faculty appointments between NMSU and BCOM.
The COM started with a vision to improve the health and wellbeing of the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico by increasing both the number and diversity of physicians in the
regional workforce. BCOM’s Mission statement declares:
Para la gente y el futuro: For the people and the future, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University is dedicated to improving the health of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico through culturally humble undergraduate, graduate and continuing osteopathic medical education, resea...rch and clinical service to the Community. BCOM is focused on increasing diversity in the physician workforce and fostering a practice of life-long learning, compassion, respect and excellence in its students.
In a unique public-private partnership, BCOM’s students have access to many university facilities and services, such as library study spaces, athletics, intramural sports, some health services and recreational facilities. Students can also utilize NMSU’s housing and meal services, at an additional cost. BCOM’s 80,000 square foot newly constructed building is located at the Arrowhead Research Park on the NMSU campus – Arrowhead Center is focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development.
Among the tools and resources available to students are: a state-of-the-art simulation center, incorporating both standardized patients and high-fidelity mannequins and evaluation systems; a complete medical library; a hybrid gross and virtual anatomy lab, including MRI, CT and other medical imaging; and an OMM facility, led by professional, university experienced clinicians. BCOM has developed a large clinical clerkship network, with sites in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona. These experiences vary from the core general medicine and surgery basics to electives in fields as specialized as cardiology, anesthesiology and radiation oncology. Similarly, BCOM is facilitating the development of numerous residency opportunities throughout the region that include this spectrum of practice, from Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and OMM in Las Cruces to OB/GY, Emergency Medicine in El Paso, to name just a few. BCOM’s physical location in the Land of Enchantment permits a wealth of outdoor experiences and adventures on both sides of the border in a culture of joy and passion for life.