Program Director - AZ - Applied Master of Osteopathic Education
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DO
College / University
Internal Number: PROGR003145
The Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) at Midwestern University invites applications for the administrative position of Program Director for a new Applied Master of Osteopathic Education program at the Glendale, AZ campus in which students selected as osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) scholars are enrolled. The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Family and Community Medicine (OFCM).
Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ is a graduate degree-granting institution specializing in the health sciences with eight colleges: the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Dental Medicine, the College of Graduate Studies, the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and the College of Optometry. Midwestern University’s campus in Glendale, AZ is home to over 3000 students, occupies 105 acres with state-of-the-art academic facilities, student housing, and an outpatient clinic. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, assess and implement the AMOE curriculum
Serve as the course director for all AMOE courses
Ensure that student instructor and course evaluations are performed, and scores and comments are distributed to appropriate faculty.
Assess the quality of education rendered in the classroom and clinical settings by all OMM scholars, and core and adjunct faculty and make recommendations for improvements as needed.
In coordination with the OFCM Chair, review annual faculty development plans and annual staff goals and provide recommendations as needed.
Mentor OMM scholars on fulfillment of service, teaching and scholarship responsibilities and allocate program resources as needed to facilitate progress towards achieving AMOE degree requirements.
Participate in the recruitment of adjunct faculty and staff and provide recommendations as needed
Monitor, document and record student academic performance
Promote and monitor professionalism, and actively participate in the student mentoring program.
In coordination with the OFCM Chair and in consultation with faculty/staff concerning needs, prepare the annual program budget according to the designated timeline, and monitor the implementation of the approved budget to ensure expenses remain within budgetary limits.
After consultation with the faculty, staff and students, annually revise the Program’s strategic plan and prepare recommendations for the OFCM Chair to submit to the AZCOM Dean and/or Associate Dean for updating the College strategic plan.
Provide annual Program assessments and other requested reports to the OFCM Chair and AZCOM Dean and/or Associate Dean and the University Administration.
Attend all regularly scheduled Department of Osteopathic Family and Community Medicine meetings.
Enforce adherence to the bylaws, rules, regulations, and policies of Midwestern University.
Ensure faculty and staff adherence to the University policies and procedures for management of the Program.
Effectively communicate with the OFCM Chair, faculty, staff, MWU Multispecialty Clinic management, and University support departments to ensure the day-to-day operations of the Program.
Attend AAO Convocation to oversee AMOE students at the A. Hollis Wolf competition.
Communicate with the OFCM Chair and AZCOM Dean’s Office concerning faculty, staff and student issues.
Generate ad hoc reports as requested
Actively participate in the teaching program in AZCOM, including OMM labs.
Teach and mentor all OMM Scholars enrolled in the Applied Master of Osteopathic Education program
Manage AMOE Canvas courses as course director for AMOE students.
Participate in OMM Scholar recruitment and selection for the Applied Master of Osteopathic Education.
Assist with OMM training for affiliated and sponsored GME programs.
Actively engage in scholarly activities according to area(s) of expertise.
Engage AMOE students in Quality Improvement projects in the MWU Multispecialty Clinic.
Oversee AMOE student research and case presentation projects.
Serve on University, College, and Program Committees as assigned.
Serve the Program/Profession through participation with local and/or national organizations.
Serve as advisor to AAO student club and to OMM Scholars
Provide patient care in the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic 2 days per week
Full-time faculty appointment in the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Board certification in Family Medicine or Neuromuscular Medicine by either American Osteopathic Association or American Board of Medical Specialties
Arizona State D.O. license
Must have at least 3 years of academic experience, a record of scholarly activity and some administrative experience
Willingness to see patients in the MWU Multispecialty Clinic, including ambulatory training of MWU students and NMM residents as assigned.
Record of accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research, and service
Faculty credentials commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor or higher
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Evidence of leadership, teamwork, and professionalism in the academic setting
The University seeks an individual with leadership, vision and creativity that demonstrates:
Preference will be given to those with:
A history of administrative experience to support the position’s responsibilities for curriculum implementation, assessment and revision, student advising, personnel management, and budget management
Familiarity with, and a working knowledge of, the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, its mission, operations, and goals
Ability to lead by example in all areas of the academic triad
An understanding of quality improvement projects desirable
Previous experience participating in an OMM scholar/fellow program, either as a student or faculty
Previous experience in developing and/or leading an experiential degree program
Qualified applicants must complete an online application at www.midwestern.edu. Go to Quick Links “Employment at MWU”. Select View Current Openings for a list of job openings. Identify the position for which you are applying and submit your application. Applicants must apply via the online employment portal for consideration. Applicant packets should include a curriculum vita, the names of three professional references, and a statement describing qualifications for this position. Additional inquiries may be directed to Lori A. Kemper, D.O., Dean Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org or (623)572-3300.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.
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