The Family Medicine faculty member will assist the Chair in development of clinical content in the curriculum, participate in scholarship and research in the department, provide quality patient care in the faculty practice, and foster collaboration and interdisciplinary learning. Members of the Department will be expected to participate in teaching in the systems courses, physical exam course, case-based learning sessions, preparation for clerkships, procedural skills training, Osteopathic Principles and Practice, and OSCE’s as needed. Full time members of the department will also participate in the SHSU faculty clinical practice and provide clinic-based teaching. The individuals should be comfortable working in preclinical and clinical education, as well as in the evaluation of curriculum and students through various learning and assessment methods. The ideal candidate should have strong clinical and procedural skills as well as computer skills.
Serves the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (SHSU-COM), in the Department of Primary Care and Clinical Medicine. The position reports to the Department Chair. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is currently in pre-accreditation status and its inaugural class began in August 2020 and will be eligible for full accreditation once its first class is graduated. SHSU is focused on underserved communities, primary care and other specialties identified as a physician workforce shortage in the State of Texas. SHSU-COM has developed an integrated curriculum merging basic science instruction with clinical learning with an osteopathic emphasis.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215
The successful candidate will have a DO or MD degree from an accredited college of medicine with residency training in Family Medicine, current AOA or ABMS board certification and eligibility for, or a current license to practice in Texas.
DO is preferred, but not required.
A background in medical education is preferred, as is experience in pre-clinical and clinical teaching and well-developed communication skills. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and training.
Ability to communicate and work with faculty, medical students, clerkship coordinators, hospital administrators, physician preceptors and college administration. Excellent written and verbal communication. Demonstrates personal initiative and abilities to deal with a rapidly changing environment. Familiar with Learning Management Systems and reporting. Other duties as assigned.
Note: This position is not currently tenure track and is a full-time, permanent contract position. If applicants would like to be placed on the tenure track, please address this in the cover letter.
While SHSU main campus is in Huntsville, TX, this position will reside at the Conroe, TX satellite location.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and education
Internal Number: 202100030F
About SHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
The vision of the SHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is to provide medical education and service to the eastern region of Texas and be recognized as a leader in improving primary care access and workforce needs in the state. The SHSU-COM:
1. Provides an excellent academic experience through a vertically integrated basic science/clinical curriculum provided by highly skilled and experienced basic science faculty and clinicians.
Reinforce the quality of the academic experience through biomedical and clinical research.
2. Creates opportunities with clinical partners to develop strong clinical training programs for students and facilitate the creation and expansion of graduate medical education.
3. Produces qualified candidates for entry into GME who will become part of the medical workforce in east Texas.
The SHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is the eighth college of the university and only the third college of osteopathic medicine in the state. The state-of-the-art college 108,000 square foot facility is housed in a five-story, 216,000 square-foot building on 7.3 acres, located in Conroe.
The college employs 20 full-time clinical faculty, 17 full-time biomedical scie...nce faculty and 37 staff members. SHSU’s history of contributing to the well-being of the state, started over 139 years ago, when the university was established to respond to the need for trained teachers. At the time, state leaders recognized that education was key to improving quality of life and the subsequent prosperity of Texas. Today, the university is responding to another critical workforce demand, where education is key to elevating the quality of life for millions of Texans.