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

Position Deleted on 2/25/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bethesda, MD
Faculty - Medicine - Other Medicine
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$70,842 to $221,438 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. 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, Department of Neurology (NEU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (non-tenure/non-tenure track) position.

This position is aligned to the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine (USUHS), Department of Neurology (NEU), but is physically located at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The Department of Neurology 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 neurologic disorders of particular operational significance including traumatic brain injury; fosters academic excellence in professional training throughout military graduate medical education; and provides public presentations supporting graduate and continuing medical education on neurology and related topics.

Duties: The incumbent will serve as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology (NEU), and as such will be responsible for teaching and academic activities, research and patient clinical care within the Department. He/she will be responsible for teaching USU School of Medicine curriculum to students throughout all four years of medical school. This includes teaching pre-clerkship students in areas of basic Neuroscience, clinical skills, clinical reasoning, and the application of clinical science to basic science; teaching and supervising clerkship students on inpatient and outpatient services; and serving as a neurology resident "preceptor" or teaching attendant. Although based at Ft Belvoir, many teaching and administrative duties require the incumbent's presence on the main campus of USUHS including attendance at committee meetings and continuing education.

The incumbent participates in investigational, research and developmental projects, directs experimental activities, evaluates data, draws conclusions, and publishes results. The individual will review and critique research and developmental areas and develop, monitor, and evaluate contractual research and developmental arrangements. He/she will also serve as research advisor to graduate students in the field of expertise, assists in planning programs, setting objectives and evaluating progress.

The successful candidate will evaluate, give feedback to, and recommend grades for all students and/or residents with whom they work. Assists staff in faculty development and academic promotion. Perform patient care including all appropriate technical procedures, and supervise all patient care performed by staff and students in area of expertise. Approximately half-time will be spent in clinical, patient care activities contributing to the patient care and teaching mission of Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital and USUHS.

Additional responsibilities include, serving as primary Site Director for the neurology clerkship; and providing support for other clerkship programs as required; serving as acting Clerkship Director; and supporting the Neurology Graduate Medical Education program of the National Capitol Consortium through supervision of resident trainees in an ambulatory and inpatient care settings.

Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of a medical degree (M.D. or D.O.), be board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, maintain an active license to practice medicine in a state, and be credentialed for the full range of Neurology medical practice in a hospital setting. Neurology sub-specialty board certification essential in evaluation, as well as, experience in clinical care of military relevant to neurological disorders such as, traumatic brain injury, peripheral nerve injury, and post traumatic epilepsy will be taken into consideration. The incumbent must have experience in teaching medical students and/or residents and experience with or interest in educational research. Familiarity with the structure and culture of military medicine, military hospitals and military neurology medicine are desirable. Should have expertise and experience and possess active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to neurology. Special skills in faculty development and teaching skills are especially desirable. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level in accordance with USUHS academic guidelines.

U. S. citizenship is required.

The position sensitivity level is designated as non-critical sensitive. It does not require a secret clearance. Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete an Access National Agency Check (ANACI). Appointment to this position is subject the incumbent's ability to obtain and maintain a non-critical-sensitive security level. Failure to meet the requirement will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

A pre-employment drug test and random drug testing is a requirement of this position. Failure to meet the requirement will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Instructions to Candidates: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a curriculum vita and the names of three individuals who can be contacted to provide references to:
USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
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