Open Rank Assistant, Associate or Full Professor M2 Program Director

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Open Rank Assistant, Associate or Full Professor M2 Program Director

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Open Rank Assistant, Associate or Full Professor M2 Program Director
Position Type Faculty
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
This is a full-time non-tenure track faculty position with primary curricular and teaching responsibilities within the College of Medicine (COM) in the Department of Integrative Medical Sciences or other basic or clinical science department based on the candidate’s relevant experience and interests. The position requires understanding and oversight of contemporary curriculum delivery, content development, evaluation and performance outcomes. The individual will have primary teaching responsibilities in a foundational science or clinical discipline that is critical to the pre-clerkship phase of an undergraduate medical educational program and will report to the department chair with regard to faculty responsibilities. This faculty position will also serve in an administrative capacity as the M2 Program Director with responsibilities for detailed curricular design and integration to ensure an optimal student learning experience and future academic success. With respect to the administrative duties, this position will report to the Associate Dean for Medical Education.

TEACHING: Faculty are expected to make a significant contribution to the educational programs, including education leadership. Evaluating the success of teaching contributions may be based on student achievement, student evaluations, course director evaluations, and peer evaluations. Positive contributions to the teaching and learning environment through curriculum committee participation, curriculum leadership roles, and program development may provide avenues for achieving excellence in the category of teaching. Ongoing success in teaching activities is essential to maintaining a faculty appointment. The effort requirement for teaching and education leadership is [80%] of overall effort and will be primarily dedicated to the COM curriculum. The Department Chair, in collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education (SADME) in the COM, will establish teaching assignments and contact hours, which may be modified as necessary to support the COM curricular needs. Each respective college will review faculty teaching performance and provide a formal annual evaluation to the Department Chair for inclusion in the faculty member annual review.

RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY: Participation in scholarly activities and research focus areas is expected as appropriate to interests and expertise. The faculty member shall seek extramural funding opportunities, write and submit proposals, and conduct collaborative scholarly inquiry in their area of research. Faculty candidates for this position will be expected to contribute to the (medical education research focus area). Research, scholarly pursuits, and service responsibilities will be evaluated by the Department Chair and may be adjusted during the annual evaluation and performance plan process.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of equity 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.

Starting Salary Range: commensurate with experience
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Hybrid Workplace (Up to two days remote after 6 months; Policy Number: 3349-7-151)
- 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
Contribute to the following:
  • Participate in medical student education based on areas of expertise, contributing to direct teaching needs and education leadership.
  • Deliver pre-clerkship content using innovative and effective techniques to engage medical students and enhance learning, e.g., “flip” the classroom sessions, actively learning modalities including peer instruction and problem-based learning, and development of modules using multimedia.
  • Link course content to established learning objectives and assessments.
  • 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 other faculty to ensure course content appropriately covers relevant content for the contemporary practice of medicine and emphasizes the content relevant for student success and to professional practice.
  • Teaching contributions will include teaching in coursework that integrates biomedical sciences, behavioral and social sciences, humanities and ethics, as well as provides the important clinical contexts relevant to the profession.
  • Create a vision for the design and integration of the M2 phase of the Pre-clerkship. Curriculum for review and approval by the Curriculum Committee.
  • Ensure that all intended learning outcomes of M2 courses are appropriately assessed, and that each student receives timely formative assessment and feedback during each step of the curriculum.
  • In collaboration with course directors and faculty, ensure that the M2 curriculum develops a cohesive and coordinated schedule of learning and assessment activities.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, and advice to course directors and teaching faculty related to their curricular roles.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff about the M2 curriculum.

Participate in scholarly activities and/or research focus areas as appropriate. Limited time for scholarly activity may be made available for selected candidates. Activities could include:
  • Seek extramural funding opportunities, write and submit proposals, conduct collaborative scholarly inquiry.
  • Maintain extramural funding and productivity, generate a percentage of base salary through extramural support.
  • Publish quality papers.
  • Serve on journal editorial board and peer-review committees
The overall effort dedicated to research and scholarship is [0-10%]. Evaluating the success of this research obligation will be based on efforts toward publication and grant success in the research focus areas of medical education.

  • 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. Provides service to the profession.
  • Engagement in service activities in the Department, Colleges, and/or University is expected.
Evaluating the success of service obligations will be based on level of participation and engagement in support of related activities.
Education/Degrees: Must possess a terminal degree in a relevant field or specialty.
Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in undergraduate, graduate, or medical student teaching.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • Evidence of teaching expertise including student feedback/evaluations
  • Demonstrable teaching skills in one on one, small group and large group instruction
  • Understanding of current approaches to medical education and student assessment
  • Willingness to collaborate with faculty across disciplines and promote integrative learning
  • Ability to conduct and publish high quality scholarship
  • Ability to work with groups/individuals with diverse backgrounds

Core Competencies
  • Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally 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 the NEOMED Title IX Coordinator:

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Reference Letter
  4. Research Interest
  5. Teaching Interests