The Department of Social Medicine in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University (OU-HCOM) invites applications from individuals within the Ohio University community for a faculty position at the rank of associate professor or full professor to serve as Department Chair.
The Department of Social Medicine has faculty on all three OU-HCOM campuses (Athens, Dublin, Cleveland). The Chair of the Department will be located on the Athens campus but will be responsible for Social Medicine faculty on all three campuses. Within OU-HCOM, the Department is a hub that unites the clinical, biomedical, humanistic, and social science dimensions of OU-HCOM's primary care mission. The Department extends the primary care clinical and research agenda of OU-HCOM to the greater university through its partnerships with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Health Sciences and Professions, the Scripps College of Communication, and the College of Business. The Department further extends the reach of OU-HCOM's primary care mission to its community and state partners as well as to its affiliated university partners and its global partners in Africa, China, and beyond.
Teaching: Participate in the development and delivery of the HCOM curriculum in the candidate's fields of interest and facilitate case-based learning sessions.
Research: Continue to conduct and publish research and to seek external funding
Administration: Serve as a leader and advocate for the Department and OU-HCOM; collaborate with the Chairs and faculty of other departments within and outside of OU-COM; work closely with the Executive Dean and the three campus Deans to develop the Department in ways that contribute to the achievement of OU-HCOM's mission and vision; develop collaboratively and implement short-term and long-term Department plans, programs, and goals in the areas of teaching, research, and service; assign faculty workload distributions in teaching, research, and service, and evaluate individual faculty's productivity in these areas; support faculty and staff professional development; manage funds and finances of the Department; ensure effective communication occurs among the Department, other departments within OU-HCOM, the administration of OU-HCOM; the university's key groups (i.e., Faculty Senate); and the university's upper administration.
Candidates should have a strong record in teaching and scholarly activity commensurate with their rank and their discipline. Candidates should also have a Ph.D. and a strong record of academic leadership in the areas of curriculum, managing the department's financial matters, and working with human resources staff and policies. Candidates' discipline should complement but not duplicate existing strengths within the department which include anthropology, history, ethics, epidemiology, political science, psychology, public health, and sociology. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarly interests focus on health equity and intercultural communication to support the college's Primary Care Research initiatives related to maternal and child health; aging; global health; and rural and underserved populations.
The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and management skills; a commitment to inclusive and collaborative leadership; a demonstrated record of preclinical medical teaching; experience in supervision of staff and mentoring of pre-tenured faculty; evidence of efficacy in interdisciplinary teaching and research; a history of external funding and a viable research program; and a compelling vision for how the Department of Social Medicine occupies a core role in medical education and research.
The successful candidate will hold a tenured faculty position in the Department of Social Medicine. Candidates for the position of Department Chair within OU-HCOM will be evaluated by the relevant department's Promotion and Tenure Committee. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine, before an interview invitation is issued, whether a candidate has met the specific department's requirements for tenure and rank as either an associate or full professor.
Planning Unit: Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: COM-Social Medicine
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Susan Williams, email@example.com
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Internal Number: 30853
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