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Posted on 9/13/2019:
Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Las Cruces, NM
“Para la gente, y el futuro! For the people, and the future!”

Interested in joining a Medical School that places a premium on Teaching?


If you are committed to student success and excellence in medical education, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) at New Mexico State University may be the place for you! One of the nation’s newest and most innovative medical schools, BCOM is located in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico. We are inviting applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position in the Department of Physiology and Pathology. The College is seeking an energetic, dedicated individual with a passion for teaching and mentoring in the field of Clinical Pathology. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to help students learn & integrate clinical pathology content, primarily over the first two years of medical school, and will have relevant past teaching experience.

The College’s mission is to improve health education and healthcare in Southern New Mexico, and throughout the Southwestern United States by increasing the number of physicians trained in this region. Teaching is the primary focus of our faculty. The College delivers a spiral, systems-based curriculum that integrates disciplines, and incorporates interactive methodologies and an andragogical teaching philosophy. Service to the College and the community will also be an essential function of the position, including committee membership, faculty development, student advising, interviewing prospective students, and community outreach. Additionally, evidence of scholarly activity with a record of publication and productivity will be preferred and valued in prospective candidates.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Professional degree (D.O. or M.D.) with a specialty in Clinical Pathology or equivalent.
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching Pathology.
  • Evidence of, and the potential for growth in, teaching, scholarly activity and service.
  • US Citizenship/Permanent Residency

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of success as an educator at any educational level with experience in teaching pathology content and/or concepts.
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods which might include team-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning, distance learning, interactive large group presentation, audience response systems,
  • Competency with learning management systems
  • Proficiency with exam item writing (USMLE and/or COMLEX-style), and using testing software and interpreting item analysis data (e.g. Exam Soft).
  • Experience with curricular and instructional design.

Specific Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Approximately 60% time and effort will be devoted to the preparation and delivery of instruction in the first and second year medical student curriculum
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty members to develop the integrated and interdisciplinary medical curriculum (1st and 2nd year).
  • Supervise, advise, and mentor medical students through the curriculum.
  • Approximately 20% time and effort will be devoted to scholarly activity:
    • Participate in institutional and departmental educational research activities including study design, data generation and analysis, manuscript preparation and submission.
    • Develop an independent program of scholarly endeavor (basic, translational, clinical, or educational research; educational materials/programs development, etc.).
    • Provide supervision and evaluation of medical students and their scholarly projects.
  • Approximately 20% time and effort will be devoted to service:
    • Examples include: service on departmental and institutional committees, student mentoring, interviewing, and task forces.
  • Demonstrate professionalism as defined by the BCOM declaration of faculty professionalism and responsibility.

This full-time, 12-month position has a start date as early as Oct 15th, 2019, but may be adjusted if necessary or appropriate. The position is a fully funded educational appointment reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pathology. BCOM offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with appointed faculty rank, qualifications, and experience. Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Pedro Del Corral, PhD, MD ( Application materials should include: a Curriculum Vitae; a cover letter which includes detailed statements of teaching philosophy, scholarly (research) interests, and academic and professional experience; and the names and contact information of three referees from whom the applicant has requested letters of recommendation (to be forwarded directly to BCOM).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and should be submitted by electronic submission (online application) to the BCOM Office of Human Resources, see link below or visit the Career Opportunities page on the BCOM website.

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (BCOM)
is a free-standing, privately-funded, separately licensed and independently operated entity,
and not part of New Mexico State University (NMSU).

BCOM is an equal opportunity employer
and values diversity in our faculty and staff as an important aspect of the educational process.
BCOM encourages individuals with varied backgrounds and experience to apply.