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UIWSOM is seeking a full-time faculty member to participate in a variety of activities within the Department of OPPI.
The faculty position reports to the Chair of the Department of OPPI and may also be appointed to the Department of Primary Care. This faculty member will have initial responsibilities that include curricular development and support, faculty development in the area of osteopathic philosophy, osteopathic manipulative medicine clinical practice plan development, and community engagement with physicians. This position will include teaching university, SOM and community service, and scholarly activity. The faculty shall consist of individuals who have been appointed to the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.
The faculty member will operate within the UIWSOM framework of lifelong learning through collaborative scholarship, innovative educational excellence and learner-centered curricula.
• Participate in the design and implementation of a transformative, clinically relevant, integrated, competency-based osteopathic manipulative medicine and clinical skills curriculum.
• Participate in designing faculty development programs in the areas of osteopathic philosophy, osteopathic manipulative medicine and clinical skills.
• Identify and engage with the community physicians to promote and advance their awareness and use of osteopathic manipulative medicine.
• Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Commitment to social justice and values-driven curricula.
• Ability to collaborate effectively with administration, staff, peers and full-time and community-based faculty.
• Strong verbal/written communication skills.
• Ability to collect and manage data to track performance outcomes to ensure comparable educational experiences.
• Strong collaboration, team building, and conflict resolution skills.
• Work with department chair to prioritize resources necessary for program support.
• D.O. degree from an accredited U.S. osteopathic medical school.
• Passion for and commitment to medical student education for purposes of optimizing patient outcomes, particularly in vulnerable and marginalized patient populations.
•Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary and interprofessional settings.
• Strong knowledge base of OMT.
• Strong knowledge base of clinical skills.
• Board certification or board eligible in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM).
• Board certification or board eligible in a field of primary care .
• Experience teaching OMM to osteopathic medical students and physicians.
• Strong knowledge base of the history and philosophy of osteopathic medicine.
• Strong general computer and organizational skills.
• Excellent communication skills in English.
• Experience in computer-assisted delivery of course content.
• Fluency in Spanish.
Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations
• Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Texas.
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