The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM), one of the nation’s newest and most innovative medical schools, located in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico, invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). BCOM’s inaugural class matriculated in August, 2016, and the College is seeking to identify and hire an energetic, dedicated individual with strong pedagogical versatility, a passion for teaching and mentoring in the discipline of osteopathic manipulation, and a deep commitment to osteopathic medical education.
The College’s mission is to improve health education and healthcare in Southern New Mexico, and throughout the Southwestern US by increasing the number of physicians trained in this region. Teaching is the primary focus of our faculty. The College encourages student learning in a humanistic environment, and promote patient-centered, evidence-based medical care of the highest quality, in a manner consistent with these core values. The College has developed a spiral, systems-based curriculum that will integrate disciplines, and will incorporate interactive methodologies and an androgogical teaching philosophy. The role of the Chair of OMM will include teaching osteopathic philosophy, osteopathic principles, and the osteopathic tenets broadly throughout the curriculum, and managing the personnel and budget of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
The successful candidate will function as member of a collaborative teaching team, and will develop and deliver instructional content within the integrated BCOM curriculum, and will manage the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Primary responsibilities will involve teaching osteopathic medical students the tenets, principles, and practices of osteopathic medicine including manipulative techniques. This function will occur primarily within the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine courses of the 1st and 2nd academic years, as well as participating in the development of an integrated osteopathic curriculum for delivery in the 3rd and 4th academic years. Service to the College and the community will also be an essential function of the position, including membership on the BCOM Leadership Team, faculty development, student advising, interviewing prospective students, and community outreach. Additionally, evidence of scholarly activity with a record of publication and productivity, are preferred and valued credentials in prospective candidates.
Specific Faculty Responsibilities: •Approximately 50% time and effort devoted to delivering instruction in first, second, and third year medical student curriculum. This includes the development and preparation of teaching materials (presentations, lectures, exam items, etc.).
•Approximately 25% time and effort devoted to administrative and service activities
-This includes committee responsibilities, student mentoring, interviewing, etc. -Supervise, advise, and mentor medical students through the curriculum. -Serve on the BCOM Leadership Team.•Approximately 25% time and effort devoted to scholarly and clinical activity:
-Participate in educational research activities of the Department and College.
-Provide supervision and evaluation of medical students and their scholarly projects.
-Participate in the clinical activities of BCOM’s on-site clinic.
•Demonstrate professionalism as defined by the BCOM declaration of faculty professionalism and responsibility.
Minimum Qualifications: •Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
•Certified through the AOBNMM*, or another specialty board with a C-SPOMM**.
•Ability to be fully medically licensed in New Mexico
•Evidence of commitment to teaching and medical curriculum development.
•Evidence of, and the potential for growth in, teaching, scholarly activity and service.
* American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
** Certificate of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic
Manipulative MedicinePreferred Qualifications:
•A substantial record of success as an educator, and of managing personnel.
•Training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation.
•Experience in teaching foundational concepts relevant to osteopathic medical education.
•Experience using innovative teaching methods which might include team-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning, distance learning, interactive large group presentation, audience response systems, curriculum delivery systems (e.g. Canvas or Blackboard), and proficiency in exam item (COMLEX and/or USMLE) writing. •Experience with curricular and instructional design.
Para la gente y el futuro: For the people and the future, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (BCOM) is dedicated to improving the health of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico through culturally competent undergraduate, graduate and continuing osteopathic medical education, research and clinical service to the community. The Burrell College o...f Osteopathic Medicine is one of the nation’s newest and most innovative medical schools, located in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico.