Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite products. Familiarity with educational technologies such as learning management systems, exam, and polling software preferred. Ability to communicate and work with other faculty, osteopathic 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. Experience teaching in an undergraduate program preferred. Other duties as assigned.Works under minimum direction.
Note: This position will move to Conroe, TX upon completion of the medical school facility.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Serves the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, teaching in the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practices. The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practices. The COM is focused 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 and clinical learning with an osteopathic emphasis. The inaugural class will begin in August, 2020.
The OP&P faculty is responsible for designing and delivering osteopathic diagnosis, techniques, and osteopathic principles throughout the undergraduate curriculum, teaching in all four years of OMM courses, Systems courses, Clinical Medicine courses, and the preparation for Clerkship Course. Teaching modalities include large group sessions, procedural skills training, OMM skills training, simulation activities, and OSCE's. The OP&P faculty will also participate in faculty and community education of the unique aspects of osteopathic medicine, including continuing medical education. In addition, the OPP faculty is expected to participate in scholarship and research, the SHSU faculty practice, and university service. 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 is also responsible for development and aiding GME programs affiliated with the COM in achieving and maintaining osteopathic recognition through the ACGME.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
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Internal Number: 23392
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.