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. The USU serves 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 Center for Health Professions Education (C-HPE), in the Department of Medicine, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland invites applicants to apply for the position of Assistant, 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 Assistant, Associate, or full Professor in the C-HPE, and as such, will be responsible for course development, patient/clinical care, teaching, educational research and administrative assignments.
The primary responsibilities will be teaching and serving as a research supervisor for graduate students in C-HPE as well as conducting a program of educational research relevant to C-HPE. Other responsibilities are to lead curriculum design and development efforts for the graduate programs in HPE and to participate in professional, university, and departmental service activities.
The incumbent will also be responsible for teaching within the core USU SOM curriculum, by teaching medical students within pre-clerkship, clerkship, and post-clerkship timeframes. This includes but isn't limited to, clinical skills education, clerkship instruction, supervising scholarly projects, mentoring students, and participating in other courses and clerkships to help achieve USU's mission. Incumbent provides patient care consistent with maintaining professional credentials and provides teaching for students and/or resident in this setting.
Prepares, writes, and edits for publication and/or presentation, texts, articles, monographs and other materials for use in the HPE course of study and for research purposes. Determines operational requirements, ascertains the availability of logistical support and writes specifications for needed resources.
Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of a medical degree (M.D. or D.O.), be board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, or other specialty or subspecialty board certification, maintain an active license to practice medicine in a state, and be credentialed for the full range of specialty practice in a hospital setting.
This position requires: experience in teaching medical students and/or residents as well as, experience with quantitative and/or qualitative methods and analysis. The incumbent must have a track record of successful teaching, scholarship, and leadership in educational settings. Familiarity with the structure and culture of military medicine and military hospitals are desirable. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level in accordance with USU academic policies.
The following experience/knowledge is highly desirable: in addition to the minimum requirement, the optimal candidate will also have a Ph.D. degree in a social/behavioral science field plus substantial experience working in an academic environment (a Master’s degree in a social/behavioral science is also desirable). Candidates with experience teaching graduate courses in HPE topics such as educational leadership, learning theory, assessment, educational research methods, and curriculum development are highly desirable. The successful candidate will show the potential to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded program of research in HPE and have experience planning, writing and implementing grant proposals with a track record of funding in education/medical education. Familiarity with military medical personnel training programs and operational requirements is also desirable.
This position requires direct patient care and/or clinical activities; thus, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing under the USU Drug-Free Workplace Program. Failure to meet the requirement will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.
Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the 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 regulation, command policy and available command funding.
Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.
Executive Order (EO) 14043, dated September 9, 2021, “Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
U. S. citizenship is required.
Instruction to Candidates: To receive consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letter the academic rank for which they are applying or all three academic ranks. 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 5 individuals who can be contacted to provide references to:
Debra E. Weed
Department of Medicine (MED)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.