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Assistant/Associate Professor of Primary Care

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Assistant/Associate Professor of Primary Care

Joplin Campus

Job Type:

Job Description:

The Assistant/Associate Professor will be assigned teaching, scholarly activity, service, and clinical practice responsibilities as a faculty member in the COM. They will report to the Chair of the Department of Primary Care and participate and assist the Department Chair and colleagues in the development and implementation of curricula to integrate the medical specialties in team-based, large and small group learning environments as well as physical exam and clinical teaching.

Within your application materials, please include the three following documents:
  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of interest (cover letter)
  • Summary of your teaching philosophy

If you have challenges attaching multiple documents, please email documents to Angela Howard Talent Acquisition Coordinator at

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Continuously prepares and teaches course material throughout the four-year DO curriculum, which may include assignments in the classroom setting, teaching laboratories, simulation events and remote web-based education. Teaching assignments in medical simulations includes standardized patients (SPs), manikin-based simulation and telemedicine education
  • Research or other scholarly activity
  • COM or University service
  • Clinical practice within FQHC1-2 days per week
  • Develops course syllabi
  • Actively participates in curriculum and assessment development for student success
  • Provides student advisement/office hours
  • Continuously participates in admissions activities
  • Engages in research/scholarly activity and continued professional development
  • Participates in patient-centered and team-based clinical care as part of the KCU commitment to improving the well-being of the communities we serve
  • Participates in Commencement and White Coat ceremonies
  • Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards

  • Professional degree (DO, MD) from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Completion of a Primary Care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics), Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, or Preventive Medicine residency, and are currently board eligible or board certified
  • Candidates who have completed subspecialty training in a recognized subspecialty and currently BE/BC by appropriate specialty board(s) will also be seriously considered
  • Current or eligible for licensure in the state of Missouri and Kansas
  • Current or eligible for BNDD/DEA certification
  • Current or eligible for a hospital appointment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Interest in clinically serving the underserved population
  • Prior teaching experience in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of instructional technologies
  • Experience with curricular and instructional design, and training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and/or a willingness to utilize the learning sciences as they apply to medical education. These methods may include presentation-based education, team-based learning, “flipped classroom”, distance learning (synchronous and asynchronous), interactive large group presentation, audience response systems, curriculum delivery systems, simulation-based instruction and proficiency in assessment and exam item writing (COMLEX and USMLE-style questions)

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.

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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.

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Who is KCU?
Kansas City University (KCU), founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the sixth largest medical school in the nation, the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees: a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.



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Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

Join KCU to become part of a progressive, diverse and inclusive community of which you can be proud, and leave a mark by making possible the education of future leaders in the health sciences.

It’s so much more than just a paycheck. It is more than our award-winning benefits, competitive compensation package and outstanding well-being program. The strength of our university is rooted in our talented group of people and our shared sense of purpose. We are a university founded on science and compassion that never stops working to ensure a future with both.

Nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

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