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SOMA - Assistant/Associate Professor OPP

A.T. Still University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

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

Job Details

SOMA - Assistant/Associate Professor OPP

Job Category: Faculty
Requisition Number: SOMAA002828
Full Time
Mesa, AZ 85206, USAMesa, AZ 85206, USA

Job Details

A.T. Still University's School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) is seeking full-time exempt Osteopathic Principles & Practice (OPP) Faculty at the Assistant or Associate level on the Mesa, Arizona campus.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This OPP faculty member provides high quality education in Osteopathic Principles and Practice and ATSU-SOMA's integrated curriculum including anatomy, medical skills, and case-based inquiry small group sessions.
  • Instruction:
    a. Work collaboratively with the OPP team, Dean, Associate/Assistant Deans, Course Directors, faculty, and staff to support ATSU-SOMA's self-directed small group integrative curricular model.
    b. Provide OPP didactics and table training.
    c. Assist with developing Y1 and Y2 OPP courses.
    d. Assist with creating and administering OPP Y1 and Y2 practical and written examinations.
    e. Monitor mandatory attendance events and alert the course director(s) of unplanned student absences.
    f. Mentor OPP Fellows in education, scholarly activities, and clinical skills.
    g. Support the Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona functions of patient care, interprofessional education/practice, clinical instruction in OMT.
    h. Assist with other duties and functions as needed/assigned by the OPP Chair.
  • Accreditation:
    a. Promote and preserve the mission and vision of ATSU-SOMA.
    b. Participate in and support committee meetings as assigned.
  • Service to the ATSU and ATSU-SOMA
    a. Participate in designated institutional activities.
    b. Serve on ATSU and SOMA committees
    c. Support OPP department in its role of achieving ATSU's strategic plan as well as ATSU-SOMA's strategic plan
  • Scholarly Activities:
    a. Search and apply for grant funding to support new initiatives and research related to OPP.
    b. Co-investigate and participate in research activities as requested.
    c. Engage in scholarly activities to disseminate OPP curricular innovations and research, ideally through peer-reviewed publications and presentations at local, state, national, and international levels.
  • General:

a. Effectively communicate and interact with students, staff, faculty, and leadership
b. Act as a departmental representative with students, staff, leadership, and visitors in a professional, friendly manner.
c. Maintain FERPA confidentiality and security of student data in accordance with applicable law and Institutional Policies and Procedures.
d. May include Osteopathic patient care and/or supervision of OPP fellows in the ATSU Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona.
e. Programs or Services: As assigned within the OPP Department.
f. Faculty member will contribute to the supervision of OPP Fellows. This may include oversight of teaching responsibilities, practical and written examinations, clinical duties, and scholarly activities.

Education & Experience:
  • D.O. degree with completion of a neuromusculoskeletal residency program, board eligible or board certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Med, or equivalent level of experience and post-graduate training.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of OPP/OMM exam procedures.
  • Must be familiar with NBOME item writing.
  • Meet appropriate deadlines for didactic, labs, and other assignment.
  • License to practice medicine in Arizona.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Needs one to two years of proficiency in osteopathic manipulative medicine.
  • Skill set: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
  • Maintain an established work schedule.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following hire date. For more information, please visit:

A.T. Still University (ATSU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.







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