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Clinician Medical Educator - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (23522BR)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences (TTUHSC) El Paso
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Clinician Medical Educator - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM)

Overview: The Department of Medical Education at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso - Paul L. Foster School of Medicine offers an exceptional opportunity for an education-oriented clinician to join our interdisciplinary team of full-time faculty. The successful candidate will work with basic and clinical science educators to develop and deliver a highly integrated clinical presentation-based curriculum while serving as a mentor to students in one of our academic learning communities ('colleges'). Additional clinical, research and service activities will be based on individual interest, credentials and experience.
The Community: Nestled between the Franklin Mountains and the Rio Grande River, and boasting over 300 days of sunshine per year, El Paso residents enjoy a friendly community with numerous outdoor and cultural pursuits. El Paso was recognized as an All-America City in 2018 for being a community that demonstrates innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration for outstanding civic accomplishments. It ranks among the top 10 "Safest Metro Cities in America" according to the 2019 SafeWise report, and is one of the most affordable cities in Texas, placing among the top 20 cities in the country with the lowest cost of living (2020 Niche rankings).

Position Description: This position contributes to the university's mission through teaching, scholarship and service. The successful candidate will:
  • Participate in the collaborative development development and delivery of the pre-clerkship medical school curriculum (years 1-2), with an emphasis on curricular elements related to the teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning, clinical skills and professional development
  • Provide one-on-one support, feedback, and advising to medical students assigned to one of four academic learning communities ('colleges')
  • Co-facilitate discussion-based sessions devoted to topics such as medical ethics, controversies in medicine, evidence-based medicine, critical thinking, safety and quality improvement, communication, humanism, empathy, wellness, life-long learning, bias, leadership, and professionalism
  • Work closely with other faculty to develop and deliver an integrated curriculum which blends basic science and clinical concepts
  • Employ a variety of teaching methods including case-based instruction, large- and small-group discussion, lecture, demonstration, simulation, and team-based learning
  • Participate in the collaborative development and implementation of simulated patient cases including standardized patients scenarios, worked case examples, virtual patients, computer simulations and other formats
  • Provide formative and summative assessment of medical student performance through a variety of methods including the co-development and implementation of objective structured clinical examinations, and rubric-guided grading of clinical skills with narrative feedback
  • Work closely with course and curriculum committees, fellow faculty, and key administrators to accomplish the educational program goals and objectives established by the School of Medicine
  • Engage in scholarship, clinical service, and academically-related public service
  • Adhere to institutional policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate professionalism in accordance with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Declaration of Faculty Professionalism Responsibility

This position is salaried and fully funded. Salary, academic rank and tenure option are commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included. Interested candidates should apply online at, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, position requisition ID: 23522BR

For further information please contact:

Dr. Tanis Hogg

Search Committee Chair

Department of Medical Education

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

5001 El Paso Drive, El Paso, Texas 79905

TTUHSC El Paso in an EEO/AA employer. The Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.D./D.O. or equivalent
  • Successful completion of ACGME-accredited residency training in one of the following medical specialties: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, or Psychiatry
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure in the State of Texas
  • Board-certified by one of the member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • Established record of clinical practice and medical teaching

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Training or experience in curriculum development, student mentoring, medical skills instruction, and performance evaluation of medical students
  • Experience with innovative teaching methods such as interactive large and small group formats, team-based learning, case-based learning, and problem-based learning
  • Interest in medical education scholarship
  • Participation in national organizations or committees devoted to medical education
  • Emerging or established regional or national reputation for associate professor or higher rank


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