Faculty Physiology, Basic Sciences

Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine invites applications for a 12-month Basic Sciences faculty appointment for an experienced Assistant/Associate Professor to teach Physiology. This position is responsible for teaching Physiology in Touro University Nevada's College of Osteopathic Medicine and Allied Health Programs (Occupational Therapy (OT), Physician Assistant (PA), Advance Practice Nursing (APN), Physical Therapy (PT), and Master of Medical Health Sciences (MHS) as required. This position fulfills duties to further the mission of the department, college and University by participating in student education, scholarly activities, and University service. Faculty members are encouraged to conduct original research/scholarly activities and pursue extramural funding in their areas of interest. This position is a 12 month appointment with primary teaching responsibilities and opportunities to conduct original research/scholarly activities and contribute to institutional service activities. The position involves a significant amount of teaching but also offers the opportunity to maintain a research program. Basic Sciences faculty members team-teach in integrated basic science courses in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and in programs in the College of Health and Human Services. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong interest in medical education, who have experience teaching at the medical school level, who have taught osteopathic medical students, and who have a strong interest and experience in research. A history of extramural research funding would be an asset.
1. Serves as educator in Physiology
Develop and deliver content in Physiology in collaboration with Program Directors and Department Chairs for DO, APN, PA and other Allied Health students.
Ensures teaching is current and appropriate for the context of the curriculum and increases student understanding of subject matter.
Provide curricular structure and experiences that integrate emerging knowledge with practical longitudinal clinical experience, aligning curriculum and process to prepare learners for the fast paced evolution of biomedical advances.
Works effectively as a team member to enhance and improve curricula, including potential opportunities for collaborative efforts within the department or with outside individuals, programs, or departments; maintaining a climate hospitable to creativity and innovation.
Assures that lectures are inter-related for section learning objectives, and where applicable, support and build upon previous learning experience content and schemes.
Develop and maintains a working knowledge of various teaching and assessment approaches (small group, bedside teaching, mentoring, lecture, independent practice based learning, evidenced based medicine approach, simulation including institutional simulation, online learning and interactive video scenario, standardized patient).
2. Accomplish research in Physiology
Collaborate and/or mentors with faculty, staff and students (internal and external) to develop and implement research topics (including formulating concepts, brainstorming approaches, organizing ideas, collecting, analyzing and synthesizing data) in support of preparation of manuscripts for publication and submission for intramural and extramural educational grants leading to the execution of scholarly research (facilitating the preparation, modifying and refining of proposals and applications, seeking external funding, developing and maintaining positive rapport with funding agencies, etc.)
Present on a variety of research topics at various conferences locally, nationally and internationally including developing content, submitting for consideration, finalizing presentation and delivering on time.
Facilitate and/ or contribute towards interdepartmental research collaborations.
3. Actively engages in the advancement of the University.
Promotes and represents the University at local, state, and national events the University (attending and participating in conferences, serving as a speaker/presenter, networking with colleagues to foster program development, participating in various community opportunities, etc.)
Serves on various committees and teams within the University as assigned (attending meetings, contributing to discussions, sharing/exchanging information, and leading constituents toward goal attainment)
Contributes to University's compliance with and in the development of required documentation as related to accreditation of all programs to which departmental content is contributed.
Maintains professional knowledge (attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, maintaining active membership within applicable professional societies, and participating in professional organizations)
Is knowledgeable of and remains in compliance with all institutional policies and procedures as outlined in the Faculty Handbook for Touro University Nevada.
4. Contributes to team effort by performing other duties as needed/assigned
An advanced degree in health related sciences (M.D., Ph.D., D.O.)
US citizenship or permanent residency is required.
Experience in teaching osteopathic medical, allied health and graduate students. Evidence of productivity in research or other scholarly activities. Candidates should have substantial teaching experience, in a US medical or graduate school however preference will be given to those with experience in an Osteopathic program. Previous knowledge and teaching experience in Physiology. Solid knowledge of the biological sciences, mathematics, chemistry, and many other aspects of medicine.
Additional Information:
Touro University Nevada is a branch campus of Touro University California and is located in Henderson, Nevada, a fast-growing community in the metropolitan Las Vegas area. The school features state-of-the-art classrooms and teaching laboratories. In addition to our teaching facilities, we have a research laboratory that includes separate tissue culture and imaging/microscopy facilities and an animal care facility. Opportunities exist for research collaborations within the Las Vegas metro area with more information available at http://tun.touro.edu/facultystaff/research/partners/ The starting salary is commensurate with experience. Touro University Nevada does not have a tenure system but offers an initial biennial contract with multi-year contracts possible thereafter. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. Touro University Nevada is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three professional references to: Careers@tun.touro.edu
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