Osteopathic Principles and Practices Faculty Position Summary: The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is seeking a physician to fill a full-time tenure track position in the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP). The primary job of this faculty position is to provide education in osteopathic principles and practices and assist in providing OPP integration to all phases of the WVSOM predoctoral and postdoctoral curriculum. Duties include participation in the curricular duties of the OPP faculty in training/teaching all four years of osteopathic medical students. Academic responsibilities may include preparing and delivering lectures, instruction in OPP labs, development of test questions, and small-group activities. OMM clinical practice occurs at the Robert C. Byrd Clinic adjacent to the school campus and may include precepting OMM rotation students and ONMM resident clinic. Research or scholarly activity opportunities are available.
Duties and Responsibilities: The percentage of academic responsibility may vary depending upon the candidate, however ideally around 50% Academic and 50% Clinical at the Robert C Byrd Clinic. If desired, this position could provide an opportunity for hospital and/or nursing home practice. Academic duties include training medical students, interns and residents with the primary responsibility being instruction of first and second year medical students in the classroom, lab and/or in the clinic. Academic responsibilities may include preparing and delivering lectures, assisting in skills labs, and other small group activities. Research is supported and participation in scholarly activities is expected. Research facilities and research start-up funds are available.
WVSOM is currently transitioning to a Systems Based Curriculum entitled “Finding Health” in which all disciplines are integrated, employing a variety of formats and modalities including lecture, out-of-class learning, simulations, lab, small group, and Team Based Learning. Team-teaching is routine and the successful applicant will be expected to work collaboratively in the delivery of our curriculum. Teaching facilities at WVSOM include a cutting-edge lecture facility, team-based learning room, and a state-of-the-art simulation center.
Salary and faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package including medical malpractice insurance, educational loan reimbursement, and relocation expenses. Our ambulatory clinic the Robert C. Byrd Clinics is certified as a Rural Health Clinic and serves communities in the greater Greenbrier Valley.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants should apply online by visiting: http://www.wvsom.edu/hr. Review of applications starts immediately. Applications are considered confidential, and references will not be contacted without notification to the applicant. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Leslie Bicksler, Vice President of HR at firstname.lastname@example.org or (304) 647-6279 for more information. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Final candidates are subject to employment and credential verification, reference and background checks.
Additional Information: WVSOM has been consistently recognized as A Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. WVSOM is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. Located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Magazine 2011), WVSOM is just minutes from the famed Greenbrier Resort, a Five Diamond hotel and spa. WVSOM brings over 50 years of history serving the health and wellness needs of the Greenbrier Valley, the state of West Virginia and beyond. The school’s small-town, rural community cherishes its connection with the college and our students are actively engaged in service outreach and support for over 40 non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, WVSOM faculty and staff enjoy a vibrant cultural community which features one of only four operating Carnegie Halls in the world, as well as the state professional theatre of West Virginia. Throughout the year, employees enjoy live plays and musicals, a broad representation of visual artists, an annual chocolate festival, a flourishing literary series, and live music events within a historic preservation area featuring 19th century architecture, unique shops and dining, and limitless outdoor recreation. This one-of-a-kind environment brings together farmers and artists, lumbermen and world-renowned musicians, holistic physicians and thrill-seeking whitewater rafters in a diverse melting pot that is truly unique!
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.
About West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine offers an outstanding medical education. WVSOM is an innovative, cutting-edge college located in a beautiful mountain town. A great education and a stunning location - truly the best of both worlds!
WVSOM has been ranked by U.S.News & World Report magazine in its "Top Graduate Schools" issue every year since 1998. Our high-tech campus offers amazing facilities and the latest technologically advanced medical teaching tools. We provide exceptional training and produce outstanding graduates.
Osteopathic Medical Education provides everything you need to become a fully competent physician, plus a little more - an approach to practicing medicine that focuses on the whole person. DOs (Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine) receive training that prepares them to go on to any field of practice they choose, anywhere in the country. Additionally, DOs focus on holistic, preventive medicine.