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Assistant/Associate Professor of Primary Care

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Type:Faculty

Job Description:

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 them to Tosha Cunningham in HR:

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 or OMM and participates and assists 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. General responsibilities for this position includes the following:
  • Teaching 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

Essential Functions:
  • Continuously prepares and teaches assigned courses

  • Develops course syllabi

  • Actively participates in curriculum and assessment development for student success

  • Provide student advisement/office hours

  • Continuously participates in admissions activities

  • Participation in committee(s) as assigned

  • Engagement 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

  • Conducts self appropriately, professionally, and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of KCU

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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:
  • Possess high emotional intelligence

  • Prior teaching experience in an academic setting

  • A team player who values collaboration, mutual support, and team cohesion to include interprofessional educational experiences

  • 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)

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills

  • Respect and trust from staff and external constituencies

  • Possess exceptional achievement in academic, scholarly, professional and/or individual activities

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and strategic planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to support others and their ideas in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating solutions; ability to manage projects/people and be self-directed; ability to work with and manage a learning management system.

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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