Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor of Primary Care
Sam Houston State University
April 16, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Serves the Sam Houston State University Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine, in leadership of the Department of Primary Care. The University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position for Chair, Primary Care Medicine. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. The proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine is currently in applicant status and is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. The university will focus on primary care and other specialties identified as a physician workforce shortage in the State of Texas, and has developed an integrated curriculum merging basic science instruction with clinical learning including an osteopathic emphasis. The first class is expected to begin in 2020.
The Chair is responsible for the leadership and oversight of primary care faculty, clinical content for systems courses, fostering scholarship and research in the department, assuring quality patient care and fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary learning. Members of the Department of Primary Care will be expected to participate in teaching in the systems courses, physical exam course, case-based learning sessions, preparation for clerkships, procedural skills training, OSCE’s and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Laboratory. The members of the department will also participate in the SHSU practice plan. The individual selected as Chair should be comfortable working in preclinical and clinical education, as well as evaluation of curriculum and students through various learning and assessment methods. The ideal candidate should have strong clinical acumen and skills in osteopathic manipulative medicine.
The successful candidate will have a DO degree from an accredited college of osteopathic medicine with residency training leading to board certified in Family Medicine, current AOBFP or ABFM board certification and eligibility for, or a current license to practice in Texas.
A strong background in medical education is preferred, as is experience in pre-doctoral teaching, well-developed communication skills and knowledge of budgeting, and administration. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and training.
EEO Statement: Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.
Internal Number: 201800028F
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's five colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
The future site of the Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine is in Conroe, TX. Conroe is the county seat of Montgomery county, and is one of the fast growing areas in the United States. Montgomery County is home to thriving business, communities, and boasts one of the best Independent School Districts in Texas.
SHSU is a selective institution that offers over 80 bachelor degree programs, over 50 masters and six doctoral programs, including nationally recognized programs in Business, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics and Criminal Justice. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.
SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population , SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas, Huntsville is less than an hour's dri...ve north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.