ABOUT THE TOURO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions, including 16 under-graduate, 12 graduate and seven professional schools. Touro College has 29 campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu
The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), Middletown Campus opened its doors in July of 2014. It’s housed in the former Horton Hospital building, which underwent a $25 million renovation to become a 21st century medical school campus – complete with state-of-the-art classrooms, clinical training facilities, medical simulation Lab, and student dorm rooms. The TouroCOM mission focuses on serving the underserved and increasing the number of under-represented minorities in medicine.
The Department of Basic Biomedical Science at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) seeks to fill a 12-month, full-time faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Pharmacology at its Middletown, NY campus. A commitment to excellence in teaching medical students is required as this is the primary responsibility for the position. The successful candidate is also expected to engage in research or other scholarly activity and provide service to the college and community.
The successful candidate will teach within a curriculum that is delivered using an innovative "flipped" classroom approach, a central component of which are interactive classroom experiences.
The Pharmacology faculty position specifically involves collaborating with faculty on the Harlem campus in the development, organization and delivery, and assessment of the Pharmacology curricula presented simultaneously on both campuses during the first and second year.
Although a commitment to excellence in teaching is the primary responsibility of the position, faculty members also serve on the administrative committees of the college and are expected to already have, or to develop scholarly activity that results in peer-reviewed publications.
Education, Preparation, and Training
Applicants must have a D.O. or M.D. degree, or a Ph.D. in Pharmacology or related discipline. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for exceptional teaching at the medical school level in the areas mentioned in the job responsibilities section, have experience designing pharmacology instructional materials, demonstrate potential for basic science research, and work well with the rest of faculty team.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in the following areas: teaching, relevant content expertise, research techniques, instructional design, delivery and assessment, course management, psychometrics/statistics, public speaking, effective communication, conflict management, working independently and as part of a team, organizational skills.
Extensive use of computers
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 and experience with Learning Management Systems.
Infrequent travel to the branch campus location in Manhattan, NY. Travel to professional academic conferences, as approved by the Department Chair.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.