Public Health Faculty - Clinical and Applied Sciences Education
Position Summary The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine educates aspiring physicians to be justice-minded, global citizens using a community-based, distributed model of education, which fosters inclusion, discovery and innovation. The UIWSOM invites applications for a full-time public health faculty member.
UIWSOM is seeking a full-time faculty member for the Clinical and Applied Science Education Department. The faculty position reports to the Chair of the Clinical and Applied Sciences Education Department. This faculty member will have responsibility for teaching, and university, SOM, and community service. It is also strongly preferred that research activity be consistent with the UIWSOM research/scholarly activity strategic plan, including medical education research. Faculty members assume the shared responsibility of developing, recommending, and executing all approved policies of instruction. The faculty shall consist of individuals who have been appointed to the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.
The faculty member will operate within the UIWSOM framework of lifelong learning through collaborative scholarship, innovative educational excellence and learner-centered curricula.
This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under Title IX federal regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and The UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about violating Title IX. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Essential Functions 1. Participate in the collaborative development, implementation, and assessment of curricula within the Master of Public Health, Master of Biomedical Sciences, and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine programs, as assigned by the Chair. 2. If qualified, may be assigned and receive a stipend for the additional duty of Director of the MPH program. 3. Assist faculty and students, in collaboration with the Dean of Research and Innovation, with research design/methodology and data analysis. 4. Per the SOM mission, accreditation standards and the Chair’s discretion, participate in the implementation of a transformative DO curriculum that involves the collaborative development and execution of competency-based, innovative and integrated teaching and learning strategies within a clinical context. 5. Engage with and educate the community with respect to osteopathic medical educational practices and scholarship. 6. Support clinically relevant, community-based translational research, social justice-based research, and medical education research and scholarship, consistent with the UIWSOM Research and Scholarly Activity Strategic Plan 7. Integrate national and international trends in medical education and their discipline into innovative educational practice. 8. Serve on committees and subcommittees as appointed by the Dean. 9. Actively participate in teaching and academic skill development and professional development activities. 10. Undergo training to qualify as a facilitator in the case-based and problem-based learning program and UIWSOM curriculum delivery methods. 11. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities • Strong interpersonal skills and the enthusiasm and motivation to learn and to contribute to the growth and development of UIWSOM. • Commitment to social justice and values-driven curricula. • Ability to collaborate effectively with administration, staff, peers and full-time and community-based faculty. • Strong verbal/written communication skills. • Ability to collect and manage data to track performance outcomes to ensure comparable educational experiences. • Strong collaboration, team building, and conflict resolution skills. • Strategically prioritize resources necessary for program support. • Demonstrated commitment to UIW social justice mission. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary and interprofessional settings. • Demonstrated ability to engage, support and lead diverse groups. • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to current trends in medical education, interprofessional education, and educational technologies, and ability to teach in a collaborative integrated case-based model, in which public health is taught in a clinical context and is relevant to current medical practice. • Excellent communication skills in English. • Experience in computer-assisted delivery of course content. • Demonstrated desire for self-improvement • Record of championing and implementing medical education innovations. • Record of educational scholarship. • Demonstrated success in working with faculty, administrators, students and staff within a higher education learning community and on teams. • Passion for and commitment to medical student education for purposes of optimizing patient outcomes, particularly outcomes for vulnerable and marginalized patient populations and communities. • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA. • Individuals considered for this appointment must have a track record commensurate with an appointment as Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.
Required Education DrPH or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, or terminal degree in related field, or an MPH along with a DO or MD degree, or other terminal degree
Required Work Experience • Strong teaching skills and experience as a graduate-level educator in a health-related field • Strong knowledge base and experience in public health, particularly in health behavior and health promotion, social and behavioral determinants of health, and development and evaluation of interventions to improve population health and address inequities
Preferred Qualifications • Experience as a Director of an MPH Program at a medical school in North America. • Experience in public health and/or health care system settings as a physician and/or health professional • Experience as teaching faculty and progressive leadership at an undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education institution in North America • Demonstrated flexibility in a new medical school startup or other endeavor requiring adaptability. • Fluency in Spanish
Posting Number: UN443PO Job Type: Full Time Job Category: Faculty Desired Start Date: 09/16/2020 Reports To: Chair of Clinical Applied Science Education Open Date: 08/20/2020 Open Until Filled: Yes
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