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Program Chair-Biomedical Sciences

Job ID: 5779
Job Category: Academics
Job Type: Non Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Facility: Baptist Health Sciences University
Location: Memphis, TN


Plan, direct, implement programs, policies and procedures for the Department of Biomedical Sciences that ensures the integration of scientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge and skills, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles and practices for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral students, provide service to the university and professional communities and engage in innovative scholarship and research to advance medical knowledge.


Strategic Planning

1.Provide oversight and direction for the Department of Biomedical Sciences faculty and staff in planning, developing and implementing the College's curriculum.

2.Advance the perceived value of and output of research and scholarly activity among the faculty and students of the COM through leadership, mentorship and participation.

3.Maintain a personal and professional development plan and portfolio, including documentation of teaching, professional development activities and plans, service provided to college and communities, scholarly activity and research to assure personal growth and continued competency with specialty field.

Enrollment Management and Retention

Divisional Operations

1.Collaborate with clinical services to best align biomedical curriculum with current or evolving clinical services.

2.Coordinate and integrate Department of Biomedical Sciences faculty teaching, services, and research/scholary activites schedule.

3.Provide service to the university community and students through serving on COM and department committees, providing leadership, mentorship and expertise to student, participating in community outreach events and with professional organizations or groups as assigned by the Dean.

4.Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance.


1.Provide oversight and direction for the education and instruction of medical students and other health careprofession students while providing mentorship and motivation for learning, research and scholarly activity in classroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups, laboratory experience and research opportunities.

2.Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for faculty advising, student advising, tutoring, remediation and consultation.

3.Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as a part of the college's ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.

4.Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure that the students of the COM meet the standards established by the faculty and college and obtain the knowledge, skills and competency established.

Human Resources

1.Supervise and evaluate the performance of the Department of Biomedical Sciences faculty and staff annually or as indicated by policy, report evaluations to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, make recommendations for discipline, promotion and recognition of faculty and develop a culture of excellence, continuous improvement and advancement for each of the faculty members.

2.Provide administrative leadership, faculty mentorship and development for junior members of the faculty, staff and students.

3.Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and provide feed back to other members of the faculty as a component of the college's ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.

4.Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.

Finance and Budget

1.Plan, develop, and manage the Department of Biomedical Sciences budget to allow the department to implement educational programs for the COM, ensure effective and efficient operational functions and procedures consistent with established college policies.

IE/Accreditation and Program Review

Integrated Community and Clinical Partnership

1.Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the university and college in fulfilling its mission and vision though teaching, academic administrative duties (course/system coordinator), providing patient care, and community service and/or perform special duties as assigned.

Advance the prestige of the University and College through advancement of and avocation for its mission and vision.

Requirements, Preferences and Experience

Minimum Qualifications



Licensure, Registration

Terminal degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical Doctor, PhD, EdD)

A minimum of five (5) years experience in teaching and academic leadership in a medical education setting.

Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education.

Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies.

Eligible for coverage by college's malpractice insurer if applicable

Physicians must have with current Board Certification by AOA or ABMS.

Physicians must have an active medical license

Desired Qualifications


Licensure, Registration

Seven years (7) academic experience as a full time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine or seven years (7) experience as a full time faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education program.

Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrative experience in clinical, professional, research or educational settings.

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.

At Baptist, We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Education assistance/continuing education
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary:
Position: 16972 - Program Chair-Biomedical Sciences
Facility: Baptist Health Sciences University
Department: CS Medical Education University
Category: Academics
Type: Non Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Location: US:TN:Memphis
Located in the Memphis metro area

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