Northeast Ohio Medical University — Assistant or Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences

Position Announcement

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) invites applications for a 12-month full-time faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, tenure- or non-tenure track dependent on qualifications. Principal responsibilities include serving as assistant to the course director for the first-year Foundations of Clinical Medicine course. For consideration at the associate professor level, the preferred candidate must in addition demonstrate a substantial publication record and proven teaching experience, preferably within medical education. Responsibilities include (a) teaching behavioral sciences to medical students, (b) conducting an active program of research, and (c) engaging in service consistent with the missions of the Department, College of Medicine, and the University.
along with contributing to the overall teaching, research, and service mission of the department.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in counseling, counseling psychology, health psychology, or a related behavioral sciences field with strong interests in teaching medical students and conducting programmatic research related to the candidate’s area of interest and consistent with the Department’s broad focus areas of physician career development and primary care. The successful candidate will also show evidence of grant writing ability, scholarly activity, leadership ability, and strong interpersonal skills. Promise of growth in teaching and research will also be demonstrated. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who are from groups historically underrepresented in higher education, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

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About the Department
The Department of Family and Community Medicine teaches in virtually every aspect of the curriculum at NEOMED. From the introductory psychosocial clinical medicine courses, the required clerkships in the M3 year, to electives and research opportunities in the M4 year, we are integral to the education of our students throughout their academic careers. We are the academic home to six family medicine residency programs in four different cities, as well as the Northeast Ohio Network® (NEON®), our practice-based research network. A leader in faculty development, our Fellowship in Academic Medicine (FAME) boasts more than 200 graduates since it began in 1990.

We are also home to some very strong programmatic offices, including Ohio’s Region III Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the administrative offices of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) Program, strong educational Offices of Geriatric Medicine and of Palliative Care, and a unique Office of Public Health Practice that is home to the first-in-the-nation academically affiliated departments of public health. Our Bioethics Certificate Program is also available for medicine and pharmacy students. We proudly sponsor the annual William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition that is open to all medical student poets.

About the University
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is a dynamic public institution of higher learning. Established in 1973, the University trains physicians, pharmacists, researchers, and other health professionals in an interprofessional environment. For over 40 years, NEOMED has been changing the lives of individuals in the region through the innovative teaching of tomorrow’s physicians, pharmacists, public health officials, and healthcare researchers. Dedicated to our mission of education, research and service, NEOMED strives to improve the quality of healthcare and make a strong economic impact in Northeast Ohio and beyond. 

NEOMED is in Rootstown, Ohio, a rural community located in Portage County, about a 30-minute drive from Akron and Youngstown and less than an hour from Cleveland, western Pennsylvania and the beautiful rolling hills of Ohio Amish country. The University’s grounds and facilities are conveniently arranged, beautifully maintained and effectively designed to meet the academic, personal and extra-curricular needs and interests of our students. Students typically live in private apartments or housing a short drive from the University, with increasing numbers taking advantage of The Village at NEOMED, a public-private partnership, offering fully furnished upscale apartment suites just steps away from the University. 

Affirmative Action Statement
Northeast Ohio Medical University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, age, religion, or veteran/military status in its programs and activities.