Assistant/Associate/Professor - Division of Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU)
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest is seeking applications for the position of Assistant/Associate/Professor-Division of Osteopathic Principles and Practice.


The University currently offers the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine enrolling a total of 560 medical students with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.


PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit


General Summary:

The Assistant/Associate/Professor will teach assigned courses in the COM curriculum, and report to the Chief, Division of Osteopathic Principles and Practice.


The Osteopathic Principles and Practice Division is part of the Department of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Principles and Practice. The department is made up of a vibrant group of faculty and staff dedicated to the integration of osteopathic principles into the fundamentals of medical education and to teaching our next generation of osteopathic physicians clinical skills and reasoning, osteopathic foundations and techniques, humanism, and preventive medicine. You will find members of the department teaching in those courses it sponsors as well as every systems course in the curriculum. Full time faculty are given one day per week to attend clinic if they so choose.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach assigned courses


PNWU-COM expects faculty at all times to observe those policies and practices which are considered standard professional responsibilities. These include, but are not confined to:

  • Attending all classes as assigned
  • Assisting in the recruitment and registration of students
  • Reporting final grades at the designated time
  • Advising students
  • Having an appropriate number of office hours
  • Writing course syllabi
  • Developing course materials
  • Administering exams
  • Performing committee assignments
  • Engaging in scholarly activity
  • Maintaining professional development
  • Performing community service
  • Maintaining licensure and certification as appropriate
  • May be required to maintain clinical practice as appropriate – university prefers active practice and supports this with paid time away
  • Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
  • Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Required: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from a COCA-accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, Active Medical License. Board Certification in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine is preferred, however any specialty with related experience in OMT will be given full consideration. Candidates who have earned a degree in Osteopathy from an accredited institution outside of the United States will also be considered.



  • Training and experience in the practice and teaching of OMT
  • Possess credentials in scholarly, professional, and/or individual achievement commensurate with academic rank
  • Professional experience with a record of achievement commensurate with academic rank


Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

We strongly welcome candidates from communities that are under-represented in medicine.


Strong organization, planning, interpersonal, and presentation skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; earn and maintain trust and respect from students, staff and faculty; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases; and schedule activities and/or meetings.


To ensure full consideration submit:

  • A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references


The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request.


PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.


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PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.


For information about life in Yakima visit the our PNWU website here.


PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, or to apply in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509-452-5100.