Assistant Professor, non-tenure track

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

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Position Information
Position Title Assistant Professor, non-tenure track
Position Type Faculty
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
This is one of two full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position within the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology of the College of Medicine (COM). Fifty percent of the effort will be dedicated to research in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Basson, incoming Dean of the College of Medicine. Research areas of focus include drug development toward GI mucosal wound healing and the role of Schlafen 12 in epithelial cancer biology. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the basic medical sciences and their integration with clinical sciences. The position requires understanding of contemporary curriculum delivery in an active learning environment. Service activities (Committee work) will constitute part of the effort percentage. All responsibilities will be evaluated by the Department Chair and may be adjusted during the annual evaluation and performance plan process.
TEACHING: The faculty member will contribute to the educational programs of the University and these will focus on integrating basic medical and clinical sciences with an emphasis on the broadly defined biomedical sciences, especially physiology, microbiology, immunology, or biochemistry. Contributions to the teaching and learning through program development, course leadership, and curriculum committee participation are expected in the medium term. The effort requirement for teaching and education leadership is 40% of overall effort and will be primarily dedicated to the College of Medicine (COM) curriculum. Evaluating the success of their teaching contributions may be based on student achievement, and evaluations by course/module directors, students, and peers.
RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY: The faculty member will participate in translational research related to the digestive and related systems, with an emphasis on molecular and physiological approaches to animal models. These activities will occupy 50% of the faculty member’s effort.
SERVICE ACTIVITY: The faculty member will contribute to service activities, such as committee work, as directed by the department chair.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
Responsibilities | 1) RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY PURSUITS: Participate in scholarly activities as appropriate. · Assist professional students in biomedical research and/or conduct research on medical education. · Conduct scholarly activity and collaborative scholarly inquiry. · Explore extramural funding opportunities, write and submit proposals, · Publish peer-review papers. The overall effort dedicated to research and scholarship is [50%].
2) TEACHING & SERVICE: Participate in the education of medical/professional and graduate students in the integration of basic and clinical biomedical subjects, contributing to direct teaching needs and in time, educational infrastructure development. Contribute to the following: · Deliver basic and clinical medical science content using innovative and effective techniques to engage students and enhance learning., e.g., by means of active learning modalities including peer instruction and problem-based learning, and development of modules using multimedia · Link course content to established learning objectives · Participate in activities that assure content is horizontally (within the course and between courses in the same semester) and vertically (across semesters and years) integrated. Collaborate with clinical faculty to ensure course content appropriately emphasizes the content relevant to professional practice · Support and actively participate in the mission of the department, College of Medicine and University by serving on department, College, and University committees as deemed appropriate. Provide service to the profession. Evaluating the success of service obligations will be based on level of participation and engagement in support of related activities.
  • Must possess a terminal degree in a relevant field or specialty (such as M.D., Ph.D in biomedical sciences or equivalent). M.D. or other clinical experience in gastrointestinal disease preferred.

  • Minimum of three years of experience in biomedical research.
  • Track record of successful publication, including at least 5 first author publications.
  • Proficiency with small animal surgical procedures.
  • Proficiency in mammalian cell culture, Western blotting, q-RT-PCR, and other cellular and molecular biology techniques
  • Experience in teaching medical students, teaching and mentoring graduate students and other laboratory learners
  • Strong English language skills adequate for teaching
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • Willingness to collaborate with faculty across disciplines and promote integrative learning
  • Demonstrable teaching skills in one on one, small group and large group instruction
  • Understanding of current approaches to medical education and student assessment
  • Ability to work with groups/individuals with diverse backgrounds

Key Competencies:
  • Educator/scholar: Able and interest to teach medical students in a variety of contexts.
  • Communication: Build and maintain open, transparent, and effective lines of communication, within and outside the University, to better serve others in all interactions; appropriately tailor written and verbal messages to target audiences.
  • Service Excellence: Maintain focus on service excellence in all relationships with colleagues, students and NEOMED guests; views all interactions as a potential opportunity for demonstrating NEOMED’s focus on serving others.
  • Research/Scholar: Able to develop a research program and support professional students in research projects.
  • Business Acumen: Demonstrate a clear understanding of all areas affecting the University’s business (teaching, research, service) – customers (i.e., students, faculty, community), resources, educational trends, new advances – and uses skills in planning, prioritization, decision-making, and resource allocation to drive desired results.
  • Teamwork: Build and maintain positive working relationships, within individual work groups and across departments, through open communication and collaboration; works with others to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/DE&I: Practice inclusion of those unique human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong; respect and value all people, nurture open dialogue between those of differing perspectives; and empower people to express themselves and show an appreciation of others. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) at NEOMED includes in addition to the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, it also includes socioeconomic status, physical attributes and abilities; political, cultural, and intellectual ideologies and practices.
  • Civility: Civility at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) involves treating people with dignity, respect, and courtesy which involves efforts to understand differences and a general awareness of the rights, wishes, concerns and feelings of others. It involves speaking in ways that are respectful, responsible, restrained, and principled, and avoiding that which is offensive, rude, demeaning or threatening.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. Must be able to use laboratory tools and equipment safely and effectively, and to instruct others in these tasks. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk, hear, stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University, G-212B
4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272

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