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As Discipline Chair, to serve as the Course Director for the Microbiology course and for content in the Discipline in the Clinical Medicine course small group cases.
To teach medical students microbiology across a two-year preclinical curriculum, to conduct research and scholarly activity, and to provide service to the institution
To coordinate and integrate your basic science discipline with the clinical curriculum and to work collaboratively with the Virginia, Carolinas, and Louisiana campus faculty and ensure that the learning objectives, curriculum, and testing methods are consistent across campuses.
To provide leadership in research together with the Virginia, Carolinas and Louisiana campuses, and assist faculty in your discipline and related disciplines in grant writing efforts to seek extramural funding.
Oversee the development, organization, and delivery of the microbiology lectures, small group cases, flipped classroom-reviews, and to oversee any Microbiology laboratory instruction in the Pre-Clinical Blocks. To provide from time to time microbiology content/expertise for integration into the clinical years.
Serve as the Course Director for Microbiology in Block 1, preparing the syllabi with all instruction, objectives, and preparing all exams for the course annually. Work collaboratively with the Chairs on the other three VCOM campuses to assure consistency in content, objectives, and exam methods across campuses.
Provide classroom lectures and provide flipped classroom designed instruction to review the small group case presentation curriculum in Block 1. The Block 1 course constitutes approximately 3 credit hours annually.
Provide microbiology content for the small group cases presented in infectious disease in the clinical medicine course.
Update the Microbiology curriculum on an annual basis, in cooperation and collaboration with the Chairs from the other three VCOM campuses, assure a common curriculum, objectives, and exam methods. Attend the Curriculum retreat annually.
Perform research in an area related to your field of expertise and provide scholarly activity annually. Be active in seeking and obtaining funding for that research. Mentor junior faculty and students in research.
Assure the College remains current with scientific trends within the discipline of Microbiology.
Serve as a liaison for the College with other academic sites, and agencies, as appropriate.
Work in a positive manner with the Campus Dean and the Associate Dean for Medical Education for the development of the Biomedical Division and the integrated curriculum.
Represent the College in a positive manner which facilitates a pleasant and productive work environment especially in interactions with students, faculty, and staff.
Participate in faculty development and faculty meetings.
Attend all Biomedical Division and Research meetings held by the College.
Obtain/ maintain literacy in your field.
Be familiar with and adhere to the administrative and academic practices, policies and procedures of the College as set forth in the Faculty Handbook, College Catalog and College Policies Manual.
Submit an annual Faculty Activity Report.
Participate in student candidate interviews and service to the college as assigned by the Dean, or Associate Dean.
Perform other duties as listed in the contract and as assigned by the direct supervisor or Division Officer.
Education: Ph.D. in microbiology, fellowship training, research and faculty development or D.O. or M.D. degree with documented expertise in both Microbiology and Infectious Disease.
Experience: At least three years teaching and research experience. Teaching is preferable at the graduate level and in medically related microbiology. Research with publication(s) in peer-reviewed journal(s); expertise in curriculum development /implementation.
Experience in development and implementation of a research program a must and oversight of graduate, medical and postdoctoral fellows preferred.
Prior externally funded research a plus and preferred.
Skills and duties that are essential for the position:
Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
Mentoring of students and laboratory personnel in a positive and productive manner.
Ability to mentor junior faculty in microbiology and research and scholarly activity.
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Ability to communicate effectively and positively both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of teaching methods, curricula, and education programs.
Ability to evaluate, design, and implement medical school curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies.
Teaching and facilitation skills.
Ability to teach and mentor professional students.
Knowledge of, and ability to apply, relevant current education methodologies and techniques.
Ability to gather and analyze data, and prepare reports and publications.
Additional skills and performance duties important to employment by the College:
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
Strong team player
Commitment to College values and Mission
Basic computer proficiency
Initiative and creativity
Flexibility and positive attitude in updating / revising curriculum to stay current with national trends and with curriculum direction of the College.
While not required preference may be given to those applicants who have the following skills or attributes.
Faculty member experience at the professional school level
Experience as a course director, department chair or other administrative position
Productive research program and scholarly activity
Successful candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check.
Regular, reliable or predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.
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About Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is a four-year osteopathic medical school offering the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. Osteopathic physicians are licensed in every state to practice the full scope of medicine including examining patients, diagnosing illness, writing prescriptions, performing surgery, as well as providing musculoskeletal manipulation. Osteopathic physicians enter every field of medicine from family practice to neurosurgery. The majority of osteopathic physicians; however, practice primary care, with approximately one-fourth of the profession providing care in small communities and rural areas.
The Auburn Campus is located in Auburn, Alabama. As VCOM's newest educational partner, the collaborative partnership with Auburn University is much the same as the college’s relationship with Virginia Tech. Students have access to a variety of large university events from athletics to research and the arts; yet the VCOM campus itself offers the nurturing feel of the small private college. The campus is located on over 16 acres and includes walking paths and a lake with areas to relax and spend time outdoors.