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Clinician Educator / College Mentor (25513BR)

Texas Tech University Paul Foster School of Medicine
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Clinician Educator / College MentorTexas 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 is seeking a candidate for a full-time clinician educator and college mentor position on the tenure or non-tenure track. The successful candidate will dedicate approximately 20-30% time and effort to clinical practice (no nights, weekends or call required), with the balance of time devoted to teaching, student mentoring, service and scholarship. Although this position is specifically oriented to the pre-clerkship phase of the curriculum, clinician educators are generally involved in all aspects of the educational program.

A prominent feature of our curriculum is the establishment of colleges, or learning communities, which serve as the academic and social homes for our medical students. Each college is supervised by a team of faculty mentors, who in addition to their student mentoring roles, collaboratively teach a discussion-based course (the 'College Colloquium') that addresses issues related to ethics, humanities, professionalism, teamwork, contemporary challenges in medicine, and the roles of physicians in medical and social systems. College mentors also work with basic and clinical science educators to develop and deliver a clinical presentation-based curriculum that integrates clinical reasoning and clinical skills development with the scientific and social foundations of medicine.

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. El Paso received the All-America city award again in 2021 for its inclusive civic engagement to improve community equity and resilience. 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 and delivery of the pre-clerkship medical school curriculum (years 1-2), with an emphasis on teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning, clinical skills, medical professionalism and ethics
  • Provide one-on-one support, feedback, and advising to medical students assigned to one of the medical school's 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
  • Develop and deliver an integrated clinical presentation-based curriculum in collaboration with faculty members in other disciplines
  • Employ multiple 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 patient 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 objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and rubric-guided grading of clinical skills with narrative feedback
  • Work closely with the course and curriculum committees, fellow faculty, and key administrators to accomplish the goals and objectives of the medical school's curriculum
  • Provide clinical service in the range of 20%-30% full-time effort
  • Engage in scholarship 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 Professional 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, select 'Faculty Positions' under the 'Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso' tab, and enter position requisition ID: 25513BR

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
  • Board-certified by one of the member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure in the State of Texas
  • Established record of clinical practice and medical teaching
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Training or experience in curriculum development, student mentoring, medical skills instruction, and/or medical student assessment
  • Training or experience in the development and delivery of an integrated medical curriculum
  • 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
  • Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding
  • Emerging or established regional or national reputation for associate professor or higher rank


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