The University of Pikeville and Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) is seeking a Chair within the Department of Family Medicine. KYCOM is ranked #1 by US News and World Report in medical schools with the most graduates practicing in rural areas and #5 in medical schools with the most graduates in practicing primary care. With nearly 550 students, faculty and staff are committed to teaching and learning, innovation, and the success of medical education.
This full-time position is under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Osteopathic Medical Education and is responsible for leading all teaching and administration within the department of Family Medicine.
Faculty and staff evaluation and management.
Supervises all courses under the purview of family medicine, including but not limited to Osteopathic Patient Care (OPC) I-IV.
Oversees, and is the KYCOM representative to the IPE collaboration.
Assist with budget preparation and management.
Recommends the selection of required clinical textbooks, equipment, and simulators.
Participates in and recommends curriculum development and evaluation.
Teaches in lecture and lab settings in the Family Medicine Department.
Responsible for the preparation of course syllabi, objectives, lecture schedules, and testing procedures.
Assists in the preparation of materials and documentation required for continued accreditation of the College by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and other accrediting agencies.
Provides counseling and guidance to students.
Participates in the KYCOM admissions process.
Performs clinical duties for Pikeville Medical Center as directed.
Establishes mutual respect with faculty, staff, and students through effective and timely communication including expectations, deadlines, and feedback on work completed.
Serves on assigned Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), and University of Pikeville committees.
Responsible for other duties as directed by the Associate Dean.
Education and Experience:
Must have earned a D.O. degree from a COCA-accredited college/school of osteopathic medicine.
Must be board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians or the American Board of Family Medicine.
Current and unrestricted medical license issued by the Kentucky Board of Medical License (KBML).
Current and unrestricted DEA certificate.
Requires a minimum of five years of experience in teaching and academic leadership in a medical education setting.
Skills and Abilities:
Must have excellent verbal and writing communication skills.
Ability to embrace diversity to best serve a growing higher education community.
Ability to foster excellence and innovation.
A history of demonstrating strong character and outstanding integrity.
Strong critical thinking, anticipatory problem solving and attention to detail is required.
Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work to complete assignments accurately and within reasonable timeframes.
Must have current knowledge and skills in utilizing Microsoft Office Applications, including but not limited to Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
Must be able to learn and utilize Learning Management Systems such as Canvas; and the University online platform and systems.
Must demonstrate cooperation, courtesy, and consideration when working with professional community, KYCOM, KYCO and UPIKE communities, faculty, students, and the public.
Must be able to work independently and also as a member of a team.
Alignment with the University of Pikeville and KYCOM missions.
Position requires daily professional contact with faculty, staff, supervisor, campus departments, and students. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, telephone, and person-to-person contact.
The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.
Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.
The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.
The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.
For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit http://www.upike.edu. Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.
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About University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
The University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine(KYCOM) is the 19th college of osteopathic medicine in the United States. It stands as the only medical school that is part of a private liberal arts college.
KYCOM is supported by community leaders whose objective is to improve the delivery of health care to the people in the underserved areas of Appalachia. Founded by a group of Eastern Kentucky businessmen, led by G. Chad Perry, III, of Paintsville, Ky., PCSOM has received substantial support from community leaders, government agencies, foundations and corporations. This support culminated in the matriculation of the inaugural class of KYCOM, the Class of 2001, on Sept. 11, 1997.
“The mission of KYCOM is to provide men and women with an osteopathic medical education that emphasizes primary care, encourages research, promotes lifelong scholarly activity, and produces graduates who are committed to serving the health care needs of communities in Eastern Kentucky and other Appalachian regions.”
A-OPTIC is an alliance of osteopathic educational institutions, schools and hospitals. Our mission is to create and maintain osteopathic postgraduate training o...pportunities in under-served areas of the United States. We are a link between colleges of osteopathic medicine and osteopathic post-graduate training programs. We want osteopathic students to develop their osteopathic undergraduate training in osteopathic postgraduate programs. This will ensure the prosperity of the profession and the health of human beings.