The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.

The Department of Medicine (MED), F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, invites applications for the position of Associate or Full Professor (tenure eligible track). The Department of Medicine is responsible for fostering and assessing the skills, knowledge, and professionalism of students necessary for success in graduate medical education and military medical practice; maintains an academic environment strongly supporting productive basic science and clinical research endeavors; fosters academic excellence through effective faculty development programs, periodic faculty review, and strong support for academic advancement; demonstrates, through a skilled faculty, the role model of a compassionate, dedicated caregiver and teacher as well as an innovative, ethical clinician-scientist; supports military readiness with in-depth expertise on infectious diseases, toxic exposures, wellness measures, and other internal medicine concerns of particular operational significance; fosters academic excellence in professional training throughout military graduate medical education; and provides public presentations supporting graduate and continuing medical education on internal medicine and related topics.

Duties: The incumbent will serve as an Associate or Full Professor and Deputy Director of the Graduate Programs in the Health Professions Education Program (HPE) and as such is responsible for research, teaching, and administrative assignments. Writes and edits for publication, texts, articles, monographs and other materials for use in the source of study and for research purposes.

As Deputy Director, he/she will be responsible for research, development and administrative duties in conjunction with graduate medical education, curriculum design and other related initiatives. In conjunction with Director, HPE, design and implements graduate program curriculum, evaluation, courses and other instructional materials; plans, manages, and supervises student research.

The successful candidate will provide oversight for the Long-Term Career Outcomes Study (LTCOS) and the Academy for Health Professions Educators; serve on national and international professional organizations as a subject matter expert in Health Professions Education (HPE).

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: Serves on major standing committees, and may be required to prepare staff reports; represents the University at professional gatherings, delivers lectures and participates in meetings and panel discussions; maintains professional contacts with other medical schools and professional organizations; responsible for determining operational requirements, ascertaining the availability of logistic support and writing specifications for needed resources.

Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of an earned Ph.D. degree in a social/behavioral science field, plus substantial experience in an academic environment; knowledge of and experience with qualitative data analysis and the use of analytical software to conduct statistical analysis; experience in measurement, evaluation and assessment practices in formal educational settings; a track record of successful teaching and leadership in an educational environment; demonstrated experience managing the design, development, and evaluation of HPE curriculum and design; and using educational testing instruments in HPE settings. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level in accordance with SoM and USUHS academic policies.

The following experience/knowledge is highly desirable: experience in teaching graduate courses in HPE topics; experience planning, writing and implementing grant proposals with a track record of funding in education/medical education/HPE areas; familiarity with military medical personnel training programs and operational requirements; exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills as well as a track record of mentoring and scholarship in HPE.

Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C. 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Instructions to Candidates: To receive consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letter the academic rank for which they are applying. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit via email: a curriculum vitae, reprints of four recent publications, a statement detailing academic and research interests, and the names of four individuals who can be contacted to provide references to:

Steven J. Durning, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799