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Assistant/Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Employer
Kansas City University
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Type:Faculty

Job Description:

Kansas City University (KCU) is seeking exceptional candidates for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) in Joplin, MO at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position reports to the Vice-Chair of the Department of OMM.

Kansas City University is a dedicated community of professionals located on a North Campus in Kansas City, MO and on a South Campus in Joplin, MO. KCU is fully committed to its mission, vision and core values, striving to live them every day and wrap them into all aspects of the university experience. Excellence in education, research, patient care and service to our students and the community are integral to the fulfillment of our mission to improve the well-being of the diverse communities we serve.

KCU opened its second campus in Joplin, Missouri in 2017. KCU-Joplin is the first medical school to open in Missouri in nearly 50 years and it’s the only medical school in the Southwest region of the state. Nestled in the southwest corner of Missouri, the city of Joplin is home to approximately 50,000 people with 400,000 people living in a 40-mile radius, making Joplin the 4th largest metropolitan area in Missouri. With a quarter of a million people coming into the city for work or health care daily, Joplin is a medical hub in the South Central U.S. with two major hospitals, Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System. But with a growing, aging and rural population, the problem of providing adequate health care to its residents for the long term was on the horizon. KCU rose to the challenge and opened the first medical school campus in the southwest region of Missouri. We place a strong emphasis on patient-centered primary care and rural health to help address the growing need for physicians in the area.

Founded in 1916, KCU is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, and is recognized by the Coordinating Board of Higher Education for the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Today, the University is the 9th-largest medical school in the country, the second-leading producer of physicians for both Missouri and Kansas, and the leading educator of primary care physicians for the Midwest region.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve the college through teaching, research and scholarly activity, service and patient care as assigned by Vice-Chair of Department.
  • Responsible for designing and delivering innovative osteopathic-focused clinical education, to include osteopathic diagnosis, techniques, and principles throughout the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Utilize best practices in a diverse mix of teaching modalities to include large group sessions, small group facilitation, procedural skills training, OMM skills training, simulation activities, and OSCE’s.
  • Assess student performance of osteopathic core competencies using a wide array of assessment techniques (assessment of medical knowledge and clinical skills). Provide written and verbal feedback to students as appropriate.
  • Actively pursue scientific research or other scholarly activity in efforts towards publication(s), including mentoring and collaborating with students, undergraduate OMM fellows, and peers.
  • Provide service by engaging in leadership and membership capacities on university or college committees/taskforces, student advising and interviews, university ceremonies or events and on-going faculty development.
  • Provide patient care as assigned by Vice-Chair of Department to maintain skills, provide educational opportunities for our students and contribute to our mission of improving the well-being of the communities we serve.
  • Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance, and advance the prestige of the University and College through advancement of its mission and vision, and advancement of your personal career.
  • Maintain active licenses and board certification.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • DO degree from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Eligibility for or possession of an active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Missouri and Kansas
  • Skilled in NMM/OMM


Preferred Qualifications:

  • AOA Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) strongly desired.
  • Experience working in preclinical and/or clinical education in an academic setting teaching OMM skills to medical students through various learning and assessment methods.
  • Strong background utilizing educational technologies such as learning management systems, virtual teaching, polling tools, discussion boards and assessment software.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite products.


Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

Annual Security Report

KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!

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