Assistant/Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.
The University currently offers the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine enrolling a total of 560 medical students with plans to develop other programs. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.
PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.liveyakimavalley.com.
PNWU invites applications and nominations for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in Department of Internal Medicine housed within the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Organ systems-based instruction on various Internal Medicine topics. Formats include traditional lecture, faculty-directed self-study and case-based interactive sessions.
- Involvement in curriculum refinement and development;
- Active participation on university and COM-level committees as appropriate.
- Development of written assessments in internal medicine and other areas of expertise as needed
- Research or other scholarly activity that fosters and supports advancement in the field of internal medicine.
- Participation in faculty peer review.
- Recruitment and interviews for faculty or administrative staff
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners that support department and COM goals
- Advise students and relevant student clubs.
- Maintain appropriate teaching, service, scholarly activity, and clinical practice load as assigned
- Stay current in the fields of internal medicine and evidence-based practice; ensure curricular materials are up-to-date.
- Adhere to department, COM and university policies, procedures and accreditation standards
- Professional and appropriate conduct consistent with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair or Dean.
Education, Experience, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
The ideal candidate should have a passion for educating medical learners. The ideal candidate can demonstrate a history of teaching experience in a venue such as a medical school or in a clinical teaching environment with residents or medical students. Requirements include:
- Earned DO or MD degree from an accredited institution
- Board certified or eligible in Internal Medicine either with the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine or American Board of Internal Medicine
- Eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Washington
- Proficient in the use of a computer for routine computer applications and willingness to utilize learning management systems
- Extensive professional experience with an exemplary record of achievement in the areas of teaching, service, and clinical practice
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate and generate respect and trust from faculty, staff, students and external constituencies
Additional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases; schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and work with data utilizing specific, defined processes.
PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.
To ensure full consideration apply to https://secure.jotformpro.com/form/31706216535955 by the closing date. Please attach as one document, a resume/CV and references before submitting the online application.
For more information about the position, see: http://www.pnwu.edu/inside-pnwu/human-resources/employment/assistantassociate-professor-internal-medicine/.
For information about life in Yakima visit www.liveyakimavalley.com.
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