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Assistant/Associate Professor (Non-Tenure/Non-Tenure Track) AD-0602-00 (MEM)

Position Deleted on 12/04/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bethesda, MD
  • Faculty - Medicine - Other Medicine
  • Faculty - Medicine - Emergency Medical Services
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
$70,842 to $254,566 USD Per Year
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. The USUHS 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 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine (SOM), Department of Military and Emergency Medicine (MEM), Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) Division invites applications for a part-time Assistant/Associate Professor (non-tenure/non-tenure track) position.

The Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) was established within the USUHS to support the Department of Defense (DoD) through education and training, scholarly activities, consultation and direct support regarding the role of health care in what is now known as medical stability operations and global health engagements. CDHAM is expanding existing programs which directly support geographic Combatant Commands and other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, while simultaneously embarking on several new initiatives. These programs will be consistent with current DoD policy guidance regarding health engagements with partner nations, including Humanitarian Assistance funded by Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster and Civic Aid (OHDACA) appropriations.

Duties: The incumbent will serve as an Assistant or Associate Professor (Senior Advisor) for the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) Division, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine (MEM). The successful candidate will function at a more senior level and be responsible for teaching, research, patient care, mentoring, management, administrative and liaison assignments. He/she will also be responsible for contributing to the successful operations of the Center's programs by providing project, program support and oversight for internally and/or externally funded education, training and research programs, projects, as well as other initiatives. Additional responsibilities include:

Coordinating CDHAM's collaboration with a variety of Department of Defense, Interagency, non-governmental organizations and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences programs, on international and domestic disaster and humanitarian assistance relief topics. Providing direct support to other CDHAM programs and projects by developing program goals, guidelines and standards, and evaluating program success. Providing advice and recommendations to the Director of CDHAM on issues related to medical aspects of military disaster and humanitarian assistance response, and medical support to Military Stability Operations. Serving as a subject matter expert on medical aspects of disaster response and humanitarian assistance, particularly with respect to delivery of appropriate clinical and public health services. Developing curricula and teaching in various courses, such as (but not limited to) the Military Contingency Medicine course for fourth year medical students and the Joint Humanitarian Operations course for Masters in Public Health degree students. Serving as a clinical advisor and senior faculty for CDHAM medical student and resident elective courses related to medical aspects of disaster response and humanitarian assistance, and participating in direct patient care and clinical research as appropriate to the mission of the CDHAM and USUHS.

Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of an M.D. or D.O. degree, valid medical license, and board certification, preferably in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Surgery or other appropriate specialty. Must have substantial experience in domestic and international disaster response, and have demonstrated excellence in organizing and providing instruction to medical students and residents. The incumbent must possess strong leadership and managerial skills, preferably in both military and academic environments, as well as a thorough knowledge of medical aspects of disaster response and humanitarian assistance, disaster preparedness, disaster planning, risk reduction, response and recovery.

The position requires: knowledge and experience necessary for accomplishing academic tasks, including experience in the design and execution of research projects, ability to make effective presentations and publications, experience in medical education, and excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of funding authorities and processes is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in accordance with USUHS academic policies.

The incumbent of this position will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing under the USUHS Drug-Free Workplace Program. Failure to pass the drug test will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

The selectee must be suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation. The position requires a secret clearance. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance level. Failure to meet the requirements of a background investigation or to obtain and maintain the required secret clearance level will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

U. S. citizenship is required.

Instructions to Candidates: To receive consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letter the academic rank for which they are applying. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled; applicants should submit a curriculum vitae to:
USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
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