Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical 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 and/or colleges. 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 is seeking applications for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor–Division of Osteopathic Principles and Practice.
The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor will teach assigned courses in the COM curriculum, and report to the appropriate Division Chief.
Essential Job Functions:
Teach the assigned courses
PNWU-COM expects faculty at all times to observe those policies and practices which are considered standard professional responsibilities. These include, but are not confined to:
Attending all classes as scheduled
Assisting in the recruitment and registration of students
Reporting final grades at the designated time
Attending student orientation, White Coat, and Commencement exercises
Having an appropriate number of office hours
Writing course syllabi
Developing course materials
Performing committee assignments
Engaging in scholarly activity
Maintaining professional development
Performing community service
Maintaining licensure and certification as appropriate
May be required to maintain clinical practice as appropriate
Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
Other duties as assigned
Required: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from a COCA-accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, Active Medical License, AOA Board Certification; NMM/OMM, or Family Medicine, preferred, ABMS Board Certification in Family Medicine, with D.O. degree
Training and experience relevant to the assigned teaching
Possess credentials in scholarly, professional, and/or individual achievement commensurate with academic rank
Professional experience with a record of achievement commensurate with academic rank
Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong organization, planning, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
Strong verbal and written communication skills;
Earn and maintain trust and respect from students, staff and faculty;
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; and
Schedule activities and/or meetings.
PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.
A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position
Detailed curriculum vitae
Contact information for three professional references
The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request.
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