Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position (open rank) in our newly-established College of Osteopathic Medicine in Montana. This is an opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a new endeavor for the Touro College and University System and the state of Montana. TouroCOM Montana is located in Great Falls, MT, adjacent to the Rocky Mountain front and equidistant between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.
The position is effective January 1, 2023. The successful candidate will have both educational and research experience in Immunology. The University places a high priority on teaching excellence and research success with an expectation that the candidate will also be active in their professional field. TouroCOM Montana received preaccreditation status to recruit students and begin operations beginning with the recruitment of 125 students anticipated to enroll in the first class, which is scheduled to start in July 2023. Touro is completing a 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art medical school campus which will house multiple classrooms, an anatomy lab and simulation center and is partnering with the McLaughlin Research Institute to provide additional opportunities for faculty and student research. TouroCOM operates similar medical school campuses in Harlem, New York and Middletown with each graduating approximately 135 new physicians each year.
The successful candidate will be expected to support TouroCOM Montana program through teaching and course administration duties and responsibilities as outlined further below. Candidates are also expected to lead a research program that allows for developing an independent and ongoing line of research (evidence of potential to secure extramural funding strongly preferred) and supervising and mentoring medical students and interns from the community. This search will begin immediately and will be completed when a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, representative publications, statement of clinical and research interests, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Direct campus course planning and organization
Develop a detailed course syllabus that is prepared according to the TouroCOM syllabus template
Prepare (and record) a lecture series according to established TouroCOM policies and procedures
Ensure that materials such as lecture videos, lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, and cases have been completed properly edited for content/grammatical errors and posted to the students in a timely fashion
Contribute to the course evaluation process
Assist in overseeing the budget of the adjunct faculty (if utilized) and other resources such as supplies (if utilized) and ensure that spending is within agreed budget
Recommend individual adjunct Faculty for employment/course participation to the Associate Chair
Organize and execute the training, scheduling, and assessment of the adjunct faculty
Oversee and direct the performance the adjunct faculty
Collaborate with Course Director and Associate Course Directors on course management including course updates, lecture development, exam preparation, and review
Work with all contributing faculty across all campuses to assure that the learning needs of all TouroCOM students are met
Advise students on questions about course materials and course administration including referring students to the appropriate person for content questions
Fulfill committee assignments as assigned by the Campus Dean
Participate in interviews process as assigned by the Campus Dean
Satisfactory completion of faculty development and responsibilities according to annual goals established between faculty and chair
Participation in the Touro College Faculty Development and Evaluation Program
Participate in student advising and provide guidance to the students of TouroCOM
All duties and responsibilities specific to one’s academic department as assigned by the Department and Associate Chair
Candidates must have a doctoral, first professional, terminal degree, or professional equivalent and 3-5 years’ experience in teaching and academic leadership in a medical education setting.
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities
Proficiency in leadership, personnel management and team building, financial management, relevant content expertise, research techniques, instructional design/delivery/assessment, course management, and public speaking
Effective written and oral communication and conflict management
Basic computer skills supporting the proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Excel as well as software used to prepare and administer written exams electronically are preferred.
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