“Para la gente, y el futuro! For the people, and the
The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine 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 one full-time, 12-month faculty position in the
Department of Biomedical Sciences. The college’s inaugural class
graduated on May 8, 2020 and is expanding faculty ranks. The
department is seeking to identify and hire an energetic, dedicated
individual with strong pedagogical versatility, a passion for
teaching, mentoring and scholarship. The ideal candidate should
have a terminal degree and will have demonstrated relevant teaching
experience at the university, graduate school or medical school
level. Additionally, evidence of scholarly activity and
grantsmanship with strong record of publication and productivity,
are preferred and valued credentials in prospective candidates.
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to improving
the health of the Southwestern United States and its border with
Northern Mexico through culturally respectful undergraduate,
graduate and continuing osteopathic medical education, research and
its support of clinical service to the community. Teaching is the
primary focus of our faculty. Burrell implements a spiral,
systems-based curriculum that integrates disciplines, and
incorporates interactive methodologies and an andragogical teaching
philosophy. The College encourages student learning in a
humanistic environment, and promotes 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. The primary teaching focus
of this position will involve teaching medical students through the
systems-based courses of the 1rst and 2nd academic year.
The successful candidate will participate in the curricular
development and instruction primarily of Biochemistry and selected
topics in Microbiology and/or Genetics in line with the expertise
of the individual. 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
Essential Duties and
Instruction of first- and second-year medical students
Development of COMLEX/USMLE style questions
Participation in scholarly activities
Participation in student mentoring
Participation in curricular development
Performance of other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Terminal degree (PhD, or other appropriate terminal degree)
Commitment to teaching biomedical sciences
The potential for growth in three areas: teaching, scholarly
activity and service.
Experience in teaching at the university, graduate school or
medical school level.
Prior experience with on-line instruction and active learning
Evidence of scholarly activity with a record of publication and
Excellence interpersonal and communications skills
Basic computer proficiency and working knowledge of Learning
Management Systems and Microsoft Office.
Strong team player
Knowledge of educational theories
Specific Faculty Responsibilities:
Approximately 80% 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
Supervise, advise, and mentor medical students through the
Approximately 20% time and effort devoted to scholarly
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
Develop and prepare teaching materials (presentations, lectures,
exam items, etc.).
Serve on departmental and institutional committees and task
Demonstrate professionalism as defined by the Burrell College
declaration of faculty professionalism and responsibility.
This full-time, 12-month position has on open start date, until it
is filled. The position is a fully funded appointment reporting
directly to the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences.
Burrell offers a competitive salary and benefits package,
commensurate with appointed faculty rank, qualifications, and
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 Burrell).
Note: Applicants must currently be authorized to lawfully
work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Applications should be submitted by electronic submission (online
application via MyStaffingPro) to the BCOM Office of Human
Resources, see link below or visit the Career Opportunities page on
the BCOM website.
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.