Ability to communicate and work with other faculty, medical students, physician preceptors and college administration. Possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills and capacity to demonstrate personal initiative and abilities to deal with a rapidly changing environment are essential. Other duties as assigned.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Serves the Sam Houston State University Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine, teaching in the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice. The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice. 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 OP&P faculty is responsible for the curriculum, course content and teaching of osteopathic manipulative medicine and the osteopathic aspects of diagnosis and care in the systems courses, scholarship and research, assuring quality patient care and fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary learning. Members of the OP&P Department will be expected to participate in teaching in lectures, the physical exam course, case-based learning sessions, preparation for clerkships, procedural skills training, OMM Lab and OSCE's. The members of the department will also participate in the SHSU practice plan. The person selected must be comfortable working in preclinical and clinical education, as well as evaluation of curriculum and students through various learning and assessment methods. The department will be responsible for aiding GME programs affiliated with the COM in achieving and maintaining osteopathic recognition through ACGME.
Internal Number: 20688
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.