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 Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE), within the Department of Medicine, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, invites applications for the position of Associate Professor or 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 Professor or Professor in the CHPE, and as such, will be responsible for teaching, research, and administrative assignments in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate medical education, curriculum design and other related initiatives of the CHPE. The incumbent will mentor, teach and advise graduate students in HPE, lead curriculum design and development efforts for the graduate HPE programs, conduct a program of research relevant to CHPE and participate in professional, university, and departmental service activities.
The incumbent will prepare, write, and edit publications and/or presentations, texts, articles, monographs and other materials for use in the CHPE course of study and for research purposes. Determines operational requirements, ascertains the availability of logistical support and writes specifications for needed resources. Represents the University at professional meetings and conferences and participate in meetings and panel discussions at other institutions. Maintains professional contacts with other medical schools and professional organizations throughout the country to locate and exchange information of mutual interest.
Qualification Requirements: Requires a minimum of an earned PhD degree in a social/behavioral science field from an accredited university or institution.
This position requires: substantial experience working in an advanced degree academic environment; experience with quantitative and/or qualitative methods and analysis; demonstrated experience reflecting successful teaching, scholarship, and leadership in educational settings; experience in distance learning teaching and experience with advising and teaching learners in programs that utilize distance learning; and exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills to prepare and provide presentations, lectures, publications, and/or reports, represent University at meetings or public forums, and to develop consensus based decisions. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Associate Professor level in accordance with USU and SOM academic policies.
The following knowledge and/or experience is highly desirable: experience teaching graduate courses in HPE topics such as instructional methods, curriculum development, and educational research methods; experience mentoring graduate students in HPE; experience with teaching online courses in HPE; and knowledge or experience in developing an externally funded program of research in HPE and experience planning, writing, and implementing grant proposals to achieve funding in education/medical education.
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 in 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, 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 both academic ranks. Applicants should submit via email: a curriculum vitae, reprints of four recent publications, a statement detailing academic and research interests, and the names of three individuals who can be contacted to provide references to:
Ronald M. Cervero, PhD
Professor and Deputy Director
Center for Health Professions Education, Department of Medicine
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.