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Asst Prof, Primary Care

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Only internal applicants will be considered through August 23rd. Beginning August 24th, both internal and external applicants will be considered until the position is filled. This position is budgeted for a start date of October 9, 2017.

Posting Details

Position Information

Title Asst Prof, Primary Care
Location Henderson, NV
Department NV-Primary Care
Position Number 4F9975
Job Description

This position is responsible for teaching in Touro University Nevada as required. This position fulfills duties to further the mission of the department, college and University by participating in student education, scholarly activities, and University service.

Faculty members are encouraged to conduct original research/scholarly activities and pursue extramural funding in their areas of interest. This position is a 12 month appointment with primary teaching and clinical responsibilities with opportunities to conduct original research/scholarly activities and contribute to institutional service activities.

Job Duties

1. Serves as an educator ensuring the quality, integrity, and defined standards within faculty’s discipline
1.1. Develop and deliver content in collaboration with Program Directors and Department Chairs ensuring essential elements [quality, integrity, adequacy, consistency, student use/results/impact etc.] adhere to and exceed, as defined by the relevant governing body accreditation, requirements and the University’s mission (ensuring appropriateness of educational experiences, identifying opportunities to build and enhance the educational experience, providing constructive feedback, documenting findings, etc.)
1.2. Maintains content expertise within discipline and contributing to the curricular model (Sequential progression, elimination of redundancies Curricular mapping, Blooms taxonomy) and delivery modalities of that coursework for which the unit is responsible, and recommends changes when appropriate.
1.3. Ensures teaching is current, appropriate and inter-related, and where applicable, support and build upon previous learning experience content (integrate emerging knowledge with practical longitudinal clinical experience, aligning learning objectives and process) increasing student understanding of subject matter.
1.4. Works effectively as a team member to enhance and improve curricula, including potential opportunities for collaborative efforts within the department or with outside individuals, programs, or departments; maintaining a climate hospitable to creativity and innovation.
1.5. Mentors students in University related activities (research, academic advising, student organizations) and to serve as preceptors for students on clinical experiences and community-based service learning activities as appropriate (mobile clinics, global rotations, other health care settings).
1.6. Develop and maintains a working knowledge of various teaching and assessment approaches (small group, bedside teaching, mentoring, lecture, independent practice based learning, evidenced based medicine approach, simulation including institutional simulation, online learning and interactive video scenario, standardized patient).

2. Performs Clinical Duties as assigned
2.1. Provide medical services to include all duties and responsibilities reasonable and customary in the execution of clinical practice (documentation, billing, utilization and peer review, fulfilling compliance requirements) to meet or exceed standard of care and productivity expectations (as defined by the MGMA Academic Practice standards) within the faculty clinical area of specialization.
2.2. Maintains professional knowledge (attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, maintaining active membership within applicable professional societies, and participating in professional organizations)
2.3. Performs within the scope of practice and under licensure by the relevant Nevada state regulatory board; provide patient care within the standards of the profession, rigorously contributing to the defense of any claims made against the faculty member in the course of representing the University in any official capacity.
2.4. Serves as an effective leader/mentor for students and/or residents when appropriate, in the clinical environment (maintaining close communication, assures students/ residents are met with regularly, completing assessments, facilitates discussions, etc.)
2.5. Provide engagement and supervision in leading University to prepare students/ residents from every field to be lifelong active citizens through service learning opportunities (developing students’ knowledge, skills, experience)
2.6. Helps ensure students reach optimal performance (monitoring performance, assessing needs, working to identify at-risk students, advising students on options, contributing to remedial assistance, and referring students as appropriate)

3. Accomplish research
3.1. Collaborate and/or mentors with faculty, staff and students (internal and external) to develop and implement research topics (including formulating concepts, brainstorming approaches, organizing ideas, collecting, analyzing and synthesizing data) in support of preparation of manuscripts for publication and submission for intramural and extramural educational grants leading to the execution of scholarly research (facilitating the preparation, modifying and refining of proposals and applications, seeking external funding, developing and maintaining positive rapport with funding agencies, etc.)
3.2. Present on a variety of research and scholarly topics (Conference presentation, manuscripts for publication) locally, nationally and internationally including developing content submitting for consideration, finalizing presentation and delivering on time.
3.3. Facilitate and/ or contribute towards interdepartmental research collaborations.

4. Actively engages in the advancement of the University
4.1. Builds collaborative partnership opportunities across and among various entities participating in networking opportunities, [internal and external partners, other colleges and universities, hospitals, local organizations, societies, etc.] promoting relationships with the University.
4.2. Promotes and represents the University at local, state, and national events (attending and participating in conferences, serving as a speaker/presenter, networking with colleagues to foster program development, participating in various community opportunities, etc.)
4.3. Refers to and coordinates in advance with the Office of Advancement/Public Relations team on all media contacts, communications, and/or interactions to include message, promotion, etc. in which asked to serve as an official representative, content expert, or spokesperson on behalf of the University.
4.4. Coordination in advance with the Office of Advancement on all Touro related legislative issues to include contact with the national, state, and local government officials, whether in official University capacity or with a national, state or local organization.
4.5. Serves on various committees and teams within the University as assigned (attending meetings, contributing to discussions, sharing/exchanging information, and leading constituents toward goal attainment) to include advising and mentoring (Students, clubs, campus organizations)
4.6. Contributes to University’s compliance with and in the development of required documentation as related to accreditation of all programs to which departmental content is contributed. (faculty adequacy model, gathering data, self-assessment, peer review, providing input/feedback, etc.) aiding in the attainment of academic compliance
4.7. Is knowledgeable of and remains in compliance with all institutional policies and procedures as outlined in the Faculty Handbook for Touro University Nevada.

5. Contributes to team effort by performing other duties as needed/assigned

Required Qualifications

Advanced degree in appropriate health related sciences. US citizenship or permanent residency is required.
DO or MD with ability to accomplish an unrestricted license to practice in Nevada.

Experience in teaching osteopathic medical, allied health and/ or graduate students. Evidence of productivity in research or other scholarly activities.
Candidates should have substantial teaching experience, in a US medical school however preference will be given to those with experience specifically in an osteopathic program. Solid knowledge of the biological sciences, mathematics, chemistry, and many other aspects of medicine.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal skills [professionalism, diplomacy, judgment, discretion, excellent oral/written communication skills etc.] a must to effectively interact and collaborate with a variety of constituents. Must have excellent organizational, time management skills and be detail-oriented. Highly self-motivated, self-disciplined, and able to work independently, while balancing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.

Possess and demonstrate the ability to effectively manage clinical patients in an efficient manner following evidence based practices and recommendations. Knowledge and capability in utilizing an electronic medical records program is essential as well as the consistent completion of ones’ medical charts in a timely manner. Possess a strong desire and the skills to teach students, residents and fellows while managing patients. Be an example and role model of excellence in patient management, communication, and compassion.

Knowledge and expertise in research design and methodology. Familiarity and proficiency in applying biostatistical methods, major statistical analysis software to analyze data and biostatistical models to assess and predict clinical outcomes. High level of proficiency in working with all Microsoft applications essential. Must have demonstrated expertise in various research endeavors.

Physical Demands


Special Conditions for Eligibility

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

FLSA Exempt
Salary Detail

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00089P
Open Date 08/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicant

Only internal applicants will be considered through August 23rd. Beginning August 24th, both internal and external applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

This position is budgeted for a start date of October 9, 2017.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Curriculum Vitae