Assistant/Associate Professor

“Para la gente, y el futuro! For the people, and the future!”

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) at New Mexico State University, one of the nation’s newest and most innovative medical schools, located in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico, invites applications for multiple full-time, 12-month faculty positions in the Pre-Clinical Science Departments. BCOM’s inaugural class will matriculate in August, 2016, and the College is seeking to identify and hire energetic, dedicated individuals with strong pedagogical versatility, a passion for teaching and mentoring in the indicated biomedical science disciplines, and a deep commitment to medical education.

Available Positions:
The Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology seeks to fill three (3) faculty positions in the Anatomical disciplines of Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Histology, and/or Embryology (2 positions with cross-over capability), and in Cell Biology (1 position).
The Department of Biomedical Sciences seeks four (4) medical educators in the fields of Immunology (1 position), Biochemistry (1 position), and Pharmacology (2 positions).
The Department of Physiology & Pathology seeks six (6) medical educators positions in the field of Physiology (3 positions) and Pathology (3 positions).

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 plans to implement a spiral, systems-based curriculum that will integrate disciplines, and will incorporate interactive methodologies and an androgogical teaching philosophy. The College will encourage student learning in a humanistic environment, and convey promote patient-centered, evidence-based medical care of the highest quality, in a manner consistent with these core values.

Successful candidates will function as member of a collaborative teaching team to develop and deliver their instructional content within an integrated curriculum. Primary responsibilities will involve teaching medical students through the systems-based courses of the 1st and 2nd academic years, and will involve the development of collaboratively designed, and highly integrated curricular elements. Additional teaching responsibilities students may exist in the 3rd and 4th years of the curriculum, and will focus on the application of foundational scientific knowledge to clinical settings. Service to the College and the community will also be an essential function of the position, including committee membership, 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Terminal degree (PhD, DO, MD, or other) in the pre-clinical sciences.
• Evidence of commitment to teaching foundational science in a medical school setting.
• Evidence of, and the potential for growth in, teaching, scholarly activity and service.
• Post-doctoral experience will strengthen the candidate’s application.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Additional training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation.
• A substantial record of success as an educator with experience in teaching foundational concepts which are relevant to 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. Blackboard), and proficiency in exam item writing (USMLE and/or COMLEX-style).
• Experience with curricular and instructional design.

Specific Faculty Responsibilities:
• Approximately 70% time and effort devoted to delivering instruction in first and second year medical student curriculum and to providing service (committee responsibilities, student mentoring, interviewing, etc.) to the institution.
• Work collaboratively with other faculty members to develop the integrated and interdisciplinary medical curriculum (1st and 2nd year).
• Supervise, advise, and mentor medical students through the curriculum.
• Serve as student advisors and mentor
• Approximately 30% time and effort devoted to scholarly activity:
 Participate in institutional and departmental educational research activities including study design, data generation and analysis, manuscript preparation and submission.
 Develop an independent program of scholarly endeavor (basic, translational, clinical, or educational research; educational materials/programs development, etc.).
 Provide supervision and evaluation of medical students and their scholarly projects.
• Develop and prepare teaching materials (presentations, lectures, exam items, etc.).
• Serve on departmental and institutional committees and task forces.
• Demonstrate professionalism as defined by the BCOM declaration of faculty professionalism and responsibility.

These full-time, 12-month positions have start dates ranging from January 1 to April 1, 2016. The positions are fully funded educational appointments reporting directly to the Chair of the respective Department administering the position. BCOM offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with appointed faculty rank, qualifications, and experience.

Application materials should include: a Curriculum Vitae; a cover letter which includes detailed statements of teaching philosophy, scholarly (research) interests, and academic and professional experience; and the names and contact information of three referees from whom the applicant has requested letters of recommendation (to be forwarded directly to BCOM).

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, and should be submitted by electronic submission (e-mail) to the BCOM Department of Human Resources.
Pre-Clinical Science Faculty Search
Human Resources
attn.: Chair, Search Committee
(cite Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, or Department of Physiology & Pathology, as appropriate to the position being applied for)

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (BCOM)
is a free-standing, privately-funded, separately licensed and independently operated entity,
and not part of New Mexico State University (NMSU).

BCOM is an equal opportunity employer
and values diversity in our faculty and staff as an important aspect of the educational process.
BCOM encourages individuals with varied backgrounds and experience to apply.