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 a full-time, 12-month faculty position in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. BCOM’s inaugural class matriculated in August, 2016, and the College is seeking to identify and hire an energetic, dedicated individual with strong pedagogical versatility, a passion for teaching and mentoring in the discipline of Anatomy/Neuroanatomy, and a deep commitment to medical education.
The Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology seeks to fill one (1) faculty position in the Anatomical disciplines with an emphasis on teaching didactic Neuroanatomy. Cross-over capability with Gross Anatomy and/or Embryology preferred.
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 plans to implement a spiral, systems-based curriculum that will integrate disciplines, and will incorporate interactive methodologies and an androgogical teaching philosophy. The College will encourage student learning in a humanistic environment, and convey promote patient-centered, evidence-based medical care of the highest quality, in a manner consistent with these core values.
The successful candidate will function as a member of a collaborative teaching team to develop and deliver their instructional content within an integrated curriculum. Primary responsibilities will involve teaching medical students through the systems-based courses of the 1st and 2nd academic years, and will involve the development of collaboratively designed, and highly integrated curricular elements. Additional teaching responsibilities may exist in the 3rd and 4th years of the curriculum, and will focus on helping the students apply foundational scientific knowledge to clinical settings. 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. Additionally, evidence of scholarly activity with a record of publication and productivity, are preferred and valued credentials in prospective candidates.
Specific Faculty Responsibilities:
- Approximately 80% time and effort devoted to delivering instruction in the first and second year medical student curriculum and to providing service (committee responsibilities, student mentoring, interviewing, etc.) to the institution.
- Work collaboratively with other faculty members to develop the integrated and interdisciplinary medical curriculum (1st and 2nd year).
- Supervise, advise, and mentor medical students through the curriculum.
- Approximately 20% time and effort devoted to scholarly activity:
- Participate in institutional and departmental educational research activities including study design, data generation and analysis, manuscript preparation and submission.
- Develop an independent program of scholarly endeavor (basic, translational, clinical, or educational research; educational materials/programs development, etc.).
- Provide supervision and evaluation of medical students and their scholarly projects.
- Develop and prepare teaching materials (presentations, lectures, exam items, etc.).
- Serve on departmental and institutional committees and task forces.
- Demonstrate professionalism as defined by the BCOM declaration of faculty professionalism and responsibility.
This full-time, 12-month position has a negotiable start date of June 1 - July 31, 2017 (preference given to earlier start dates). This position is a fully funded educational appointment reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. BCOM offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with appointed faculty rank, qualifications, and experience.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
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).