Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Principal Faculty - Orthotics and Prosthetics Program)


The Academic Faculty Member for the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program, a certified prosthetist orthotist licensed to practice in the state of Texas, is responsible for the organization, implementation, coordination, and assessment of curriculum within the didactic and clinical portions of the MS program. The core and specific administrative, management, and evaluation duties of the position are listed below. Academic rank commensurate with experience.

Core Responsibilities:

As a core faculty member of the OP Program, the Principal Faculty Member will participate in all of the following activities in the routine course of his or her duties:

  • Serve as a student advisor providing guidance and mentorship to students in all phases of training regarding their academic performance and professional development.
  • Serve as a primary or secondary mentor for students working to fulfill the Master's Paper requirement.
  • Develop and deliver lecture, laboratory, and small group interactive sessions based on program needs and individual faculty experience and expertise.
  • Participate in assessment of OP student didactic and clinical competency.
  • Recruit, screen and evaluate candidates for admission to the OP Program.
  • Participate in continuous and periodic self-study activities to maintain Program accreditation.
  • Participate in appropriate professional development activities to maintain clinical competence, licensure, and to improve personal skills as an educator and a clinician.
  • Participate in grant proposals, monitoring and reports.
  • Engage in original research, including presentations and publications.
  • Serve on School and College Committees as requested.


The administrative duties of the Principal Faculty member include the following relative to the didactic and clinical phases of the curriculum:

  • Serve as Course Director for at least one Core Course, provide oversight and supervision of technical fabrication projects, and supplement clinical education through the implementation of distance education.
  • Coordinate with the associate director for didactic education the scheduling, collection and analysis of all student and course assessment activities.
  • Coordinate with the associate director for clinical education the scheduling, collection and analysis of all student and rotation assessment activities.
  • Assist program director in the analysis and maintenance of student, course, and program evaluation data to evaluate quality on an on-going basis.


The evaluation functions of the Principal Faculty Member include the following:

  • Evaluate small group sessions for the purpose of quality control and evaluation, as needed.
  • Attend lectures and small group sessions for purposes of quality control, as needed.
  • Assess quality of student fabrications projects and provide constructive feedback.


Along with the above responsibilities, it is expected that the Academic Faculty Member will:

  • Provide service to the College as requested, i.e. committee and task force assignments.
  • Provide clinical service as appropriate to expertise, experience, and time availability.
  • Participate in the activities of local, state, and national professional organizations.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Master's degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics or a related field.
  • Experience Required: Minimum of three years of experience in a clinical setting.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: Required: ABC certification, Texas licensure.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



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