University of Houston College of Medicine Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences
Clinical Faculty Position and Director of Physician, Patients, and Populations Course
The Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences in the newly established University of Houston College of Medicine invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor with a degree from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic college of medicine. We are recruiting new faculty that have achieved excellence in education and are prepared to contribute to our bold vision (http://www.uh.edu/medicine/). Applicants must have a track record of excellence in interactive teaching and evidence of scholarship. Experience in medical education is preferred.
This faculty will develop and oversee the Physician, Patients, and Populations (PPP) Course, which spans 60 pre-clerkship weeks with 4 hours of weekly instruction. This course is critical to our mission of preparing diverse physicians to deliver primary care in underserved communities with an emphasis on care that is evidence-based, high-value, and team-based. Topics within this course include physician-patient communication, physical diagnosis, medical interviewing, clinical reasoning and decision-making, professionalism, medical ethics, social determinants and health disparities, population health, health informatics, quality improvement and safety, health systems and policy, interprofessional team-based care, cross-cultural care, behavioral health, and evidence-based medicine. In addition, PPP includes a required student scholarly project and service learning experience.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a cover letter that describes how the applicant's scholarship and teaching interests align with the mission of the College, and the names and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Primary Responsibilities: Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum Development, Content Delivery, and Scholarship Related to the PPP Course (65%)
Developing the syllabus for PPP
Overseeing and implementing the PPP syllabus by collaborating with faculty within the Department, College of Medicine, University, and broader Houston community
Developing and teaching sessions within PPP
Developing and overseeing formative and summative evaluations of students
Reviewing and submitting final grades
Identifying, coordinating, and evaluating opportunities for student scholarship and service learning
Conducting an ongoing and annual evaluation of the course's successes and challenges
Communicating the evaluation results internally within the University and externally with the broader academic community through conference presentations and publications
Working with Department and College administrative staff to coordinate all aspects of PPP
Developing and facilitating student learning in small-group sessions
Scholarship and Service Related to the College of Medicine (10%)
Participating in medical school accreditation activities
Providing feedback to mentees, staff, and students
Contributing to relevant College of Medicine committees
Establishing and maintaining collaborative and supportive relationships with colleagues and students
Evaluating and treating patients
Maintaining an electronic medical record of encounters, diagnostic studies, and referrals
Participating in interdisciplinary team-based care
Full-Time: 1 FTE
Medical degree from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic college of medicine
Board certification or board eligibility
Medical Licensure in the State of Texas, by the start date
Experience with an electronic medical record
Commitment to innovative approaches to education and learning
Ability to succinctly and effectively convey complex ideas through oral and written communication
Demonstrated commitment to diversity
Experience teaching topics included within PPP and administrative responsibilities within an academic environment
Experience teaching medical students
Experience building partnerships across disciplines in pursuit of educational or research objectives
Experience with cross-disciplinary teaching in an integrated medical curriculum
Experience with curriculum development and evaluation
Experience with survey design and data analysis
Experience using different teaching methods which might include case-based learning, 'flipped classrooms', problem-based learning, interactive large group presentations, and audience response systems
Five years' experience providing clinical care
Rank and Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The University of Houston is a comprehensive, Carnegie Tier 1 public research university located in a park-like campus that is close to the Texas Medical Center and major energy companies. With over 45,000 students distributed across 15 different colleges including Nursing, Pharmacy, Optometry and Social Work, the University of Houston has the second most ethnically diverse student population among major research universities in the country. We are located inHouston, the fourth largest city in the United States that has an internationally diverse population, first-rate recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and affordable housing.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.