Chair of Microbiology and Immunology

The Chair of Microbiology and Immunology is responsible for planning, directing, and the implementation of programs, policies and procedures for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology that ensures the integration of scientifically based, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles and practices for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral students, provide service to the college and professional communities and engage in innovative scholarship and research to advance medical knowledge.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Professional Development

  • Maintain a personal and professional development plan and portfolio, including documentation of teaching, professional development activities and plans, service provided to college and communities, scholarly activity and research to assure personal growth and continued competency with a specialty field of Microbiology.
  • Provide oversight and direction for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology’s faculty and staff in planning, developing and implementing ARCOM’s curriculum to ensure integration of biomedical science across disciplines and that all students have the potential to acquire competency in the AOA’s established core competencies.
  • Provide oversight and direction for the education and instruction of medical students and other health care profession students while providing mentorship and motivation for learning, research and scholarly activity in classroom environments, active learning groups, laboratory experience and research opportunities.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of the Department’s faculty and staff annually or as indicated by policy, report evaluations to the Associate Dean for Preclinical Medicine and Research, make recommendations for discipline, promotion and recognition of the faculty and associated staff and develop a culture of excellence, continuous improvement and advancement for each of the faculty and staff members.
  • Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for faculty advising, student advising, tutoring, remediation and consultation.
  • Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for faculty advising, student advising, tutoring, remediation and consultation.
  • Plan, develop, and manage the Department’s budget to allow the department to implement educational programs for ARCOM, ensure effective and efficient operational functions and procedures consistent with established college policies.
  • Assign, direct, coordinate and integrate Department’s faculty teaching schedule and load consistent with college policy.
  • Provide administrative leadership, faculty mentorship and development for junior members of the faculty, staff and students.
  • Recruit, develop and evaluate faculty for the clinical education efforts of the college.
  • Provide professional and clinical services in the Student Health Clinic or other clinical setting consistent with training and degree as assigned by administration.
  • Coordinate and integrate Division of Pediatrics’ faculty teaching and clinical services schedule.
  • Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and provide feedback to other members of the faculty as a component of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure that the students of ARCOM meet the standards established by the faculty and college and obtain the knowledge, skills and competency required.
  • Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work as a group leader and group member; team player.
  • Participate in preparation of grant proposals and academic evaluative reports.
  • Advance the perceived value of and output of research and scholarly activity among the faculty and students of ARCOM through leadership, mentorship and participation.
  • Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance.
  • Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  • Provide service to the college community and students through serving on ARCOM and department committees, providing leadership, mentorship and expertise to students, participating in community outreach events, international medical events and with professional organizations or groups as assigned by the Dean.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the college in fulfilling its mission, values, and goals vision through teaching, academic administrative duties (course/system coordinator), providing patient care, and community service and/or perform special duties as assigned.
  • Advance the prestige of ARCOM through advancement of and avocation for its mission, values, and goals.
  • Advance the prestige of ARCOM through scholarly publication and research.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean or his/her designee.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (PhD) in Microbiology or a related field.
  • Three years (3) academic experience as a full time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine or College of Health or Allied Sciences.
  • Experience as a course coordinator and development of curriculum for Microbiology or Immunology and in teaching these courses to medical and/or allied health students.
  • Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrative experience with faculty, staff and students in professional, research or educational settings.
  • Possess skills necessary to continue to build, develop, lead and guide a Department of Microbiology and Immunology at a new medical school.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (PhD) in Microbiology or a related field.
  • Five years (5) academic experience as a full time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine, College of Health or Allied Sciences
  • Excellent leadership and administrative skills, a demonstrated record of faculty mentorship, and experience in medical and/or graduate education.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of courses of instruction in Microbiology and Immunology and demonstrated excellence in delivering course content to medical students.
  • Experience in team-based learning approaches to instruction.
  • Previous experience as a Chair or Assistant Chair of a Microbiology/ Immunology Department.
  • Demonstrated leadership and productivity in areas of professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education.

 Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education in Microbiology to the classroom.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum templates and educational formats related to the delivery of Microbiology course content to medical students.
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers.
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in one or more of the medical, psychological, or social disciplines required for the education of medical students, the practice of medicine, the advancement of medical knowledge and research.

 

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, Director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or barbara.jetton@acheedu.org.