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Basic Science Faculty - School of Podiatric Medicine (Erie, PA)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Erie, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 5, 2023

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - School of Podiatric Medicine (LECOM) invites applications for the position of Basic Science Faculty Member. We are looking for dedicated, innovative individuals who aspire to work collaboratively with our faculty to produce the next generation of podiatrists.  Our mission is focused on excellence in education, research, clinical care, and service.

JOB SUMMARY: A Basic Science Faculty member is required to serve as an educator in his/her area(s) of expertise in order to fulfil the curricular needs of the School of Podiatric Medicine at LECOM Erie and to contribute to the mission of the college through research and service.  The successful candidate is knowledgeable and qualified to teach his/her area of subject expertise at a graduate/professional school level.  Desirable basic science disciplines include Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, and Molecular Genetics.


The following are a list of Academic Exercises that may be required as a member of the Basic Science Faculty from time to time:

  • Serve as content expert in area of expertise;
  • Serve as Problem Based Learning (PBL) facilitator;
  • Provide examination questions for exams in area of expertise;
  • Interview prospective candidates for the School of Podiatric Medicine (SPM);
  • Serve as advisor/mentor to assigned students;
  • Serve as advisor to at least one student club;
  • Serve on committees, as assigned;
  • Provide, at minimum, one scholarly activity or research project yearly;
  • Preparation of educational tools (A/V, demonstration models, lectures, lesson plans…etc.); 
  • Preparation of demonstrations, lectures, small group discussions, and the selection of suggested and required reading from various sources, and coordinating these educational tools with other faculty members;
  • Prepare evaluation tools that will aid in the evaluation of students’ work product and help to identify students that are discovered to be weak in various areas;
  • Participate in faculty and professional development opportunities;
  • Faculty member will contribute and be responsible for overall student success, including, but not limited to, advising and student outcomes;
  • Faculty member will contribute directly to the Mission of LECOM embodying the essence of Osteopathic Principles and Practices by assisting with Institutional fundraising and participating in the LECOM Scholarship Auction;
  • Faculty member will participate in scholarly activity so to enrich and broaden the student learning experience;
  • Faculty member will commit to being a representative of LECOM by being actively involved in the community, including, but not limited to, serving on Boards, participating in community fundraisers and overall outreach;
  • Must be available for work during the hours assigned, for student instruction;
  • Must be able to take direction and receive assignments from the Assistant/Associate Dean of Preclinical Education; and
  • Accept other duties assigned/needed for the Institution’s needs.



An applicant must complete the online application and upload current CV (curriculum vitae) to the application site.  The applicant must also email to the following: a cover letter outlining how he/she would enhance the LECOM family, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information on LECOM, visit our website at

Job Requirements:


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of student and patient’s privacy (i.e. FERPA, HIPAA…etc.);
  • Follow proper OSHA and safety guidelines; Protect equipment (office, medical, facility);
  • Strong communications skills are essential as well as computer literacy (MS Office Suit [i.e. Word, PowerPoint and Excel]) and accurate data entry skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Must be accurate and attentive to detail;  
  • Must be trained and certified on the Institutional Data System;
  • Maintain an established work schedule as described in the professional contract;
  • Effective use of interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy;
  • Effective use of organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Must be able to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands;
  • Must maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Be able to be flexible to accept other duties needed/assigned for the COM;
  • The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
  • The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
  • The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner.


Education and experience equivalent to:
 Doctorate level of achievement (Ph.D.) is required; teaching experience in academia with two to five (2-5) years’ or more of basic science experience preferred. 

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