Northeast Ohio Medical University — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position with research and teaching responsibilities within the College of Medicine (COM) in the Department of Psychiatry. Primary responsibilities will be in health services research in dissemination, implementation, knowledge translation, and/or quality improvement sciences. The position also requires understanding and oversight of contemporary curriculum delivery, content development, evaluation and performance outcomes with primary teaching responsibilities in health services-oriented medical and graduate education.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location: Rootstown, OH

Principal Functional Responsibilities

Participate in scholarly activities and/or research focus areas as appropriate.

  • Seek extramural funding opportunities, write and submit proposals, conduct collaborative scholarly inquiry.
  • Maintain extramural funding and productivity, generate a percentage of base salary through extramural support.
  • Publish quality papers.
  • Serve on journal editorial board and peer-review committees

The overall effort dedicated to research and scholarship is [80 %]. Evaluating the success of this research obligation will be based on efforts toward publication and grant success in the research focus areas of Health Services.

Participate in medical and graduate student education based on areas of expertise, contributing to direct teaching needs and educational leadership. Contribute to the following:

  • Deliver content using innovative and effective techniques to engage medical students and enhance learning, e.g., “flip” the classroom sessions, actively learning modalities including peer instruction and problem-based learning, and development of modules using multimedia
  • Link course content to established learning objectives
  • Participate in activities that assure content is horizontally (within the course and between courses in the same semester) and vertically (across semesters and years) integrated
  • Collaborate with clinical faculty to ensure course content appropriately emphasizes the content relevant to professional practice
  • Support and actively participate in the mission of the department, College of Medicine and University. by serving on department, College, and University committees as deemed appropriate. Provides service to the profession

Department specific teaching and service contributions include teaching in systems-based courses focusing on psychiatry, health services, and implementation science. Engagement in service activities in the Department, Colleges, and/or University is expected. Evaluating the success of service obligations will be based on level of participation and engagement in support of related activities.

Education/Degrees: Must possess a doctorate in sociology, psychology, public health, social work, or related discipline or M.D from an accredited institution. Board certification preferred if candidate is a clinician.


  • Prefer two years’ experience in dissemination, implementation, knowledge translation, and/or quality improvement sciences, health services, or integrated care research beyond the Ph.D. and/or M.D. including a track record of publications and presentations, evidence or promise of successful grantsmanship (or history of grant writing preferred) and a demonstrated potential for interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
  • Preferred minimum of three years of experience in undergraduate, graduate, or medical student teaching.
  • Current extramural research funding or strong evidence of potential for future success in extramural funding.
  • Potential to maintain an active research program in an area complementary to the existing research strengths of the Department of Psychiatry, Center for Integrated Primary and Mental Health Care, the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center, the Project ECHO Program, the Ohio Program for Campus Safety & Mental Health, and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Centers of Excellence

Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
Key Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to conduct and publish high quality implementation science or health services research
  • Proven data analysis skills
  • Knowledge of a variety of research methodologies
  • Ability to work independently or part of a team with groups/individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Evidence of teaching expertise including student feedback/evaluations
  • Demonstrable teaching skills in one on one, small group and large group instruction
  • Understanding of current approaches to medical education and student assessment
  • Willingness to collaborate with faculty across disciplines and promote integrative learning

Key Competencies:

  • Educator/scholar: Able to teach medical students in a variety of lecture-based, small-group, and individual contexts.
  • Communication: Builds and maintains open, transparent and effective lines of communication, within and outside the University, to better serve others in all interactions; appropriately tailor written and verbal messages to target audiences.
  • Service Excellence: Maintains focus on service excellence in all relationships with colleagues, students and NEOMED guests; views all interactions as a potential opportunity for demonstrating NEOMED’s focus on serving others.
  • Business Acumen: Demonstrates a clear understanding of all areas affecting the University’s business (teaching, research, service) – customers (i.e., students, faculty, community), resources, educational trends, new advances – and uses skills in planning, prioritization, decision-making, and resource allocation to drive desired results.
  • Teamwork: Builds and maintains positive working relationships, within individual work groups and across departments, through open communication and collaboration; works with others to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Customer Service: Provides high-quality customer service in all relationships with colleagues (inside and outside his/her department, students, NEOMED guests, and leaders; views all interactions as a potential customer service opportunity.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/DE&I: Practices inclusion of those unique human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong; respects and values all people, nurtures open dialogue between those of differing perspectives; and empowers people to express themselves and show an appreciation of others. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)at NEOMED includes in addition to the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, it also includes socioeconomic status, physical attributes and abilities; political, cultural, and intellectual ideologies and practices.
  • Civility: Civility at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) involves treating people with dignity, respect, and courtesy which involves efforts to understand differences and a general awareness of the rights, wishes, concerns and feelings of others. It involves speaking in ways that are respectful, responsible, restrained and principled, and avoiding that which is offensive, rude, demeaning or threatening.

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