Founded in 2012, California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is proud to be the first university of its kind in the Central Valley! Our new and innovative University is rapidly developing and expanding, enabling our administration, faculty, and staff to have plentiful opportunities for growth and development.
With our Doctor of Pharmacy program in its fifth year and the College of Osteopathic Medicine under development, we have many opportunities available now and we will continue to offer new opportunities over the next five to ten years.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hiring both faculty positions that include scientists/educators as well as physicians both full time and part time to serve our mission. Innovative curriculum design includes a Team Based Learning environment with emphasis on collaboration. A multitude of staff positions including admissions, simulation center, anatomy lab, standardized patients administrative support, education specialists and a clinical psychologist will also be added over the next two years.
CHSU plans to open up to 10 post-graduate colleges to train health care professionals in the coming years. The timing and specific discipline for each new school will be determined based on the need and opportunity for job placement within the region.
Located in California’s beautiful and diverse Central Valley, our employees enjoy affordable cost of living, while being within close proximity of beaches, mountains and large metropolitan cities. We offer competitive salaries, benefit packages and more!
The Chair of Primary Care provides support for the development, delivery and assessment of the clinical curriculum. The Chair reports to the Associate Dean of Clinical Education for the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Develop, deliver, implement and manage COM clinical curriculum and assessments
Prepare and Perform formal evaluations for all faculty and staff in the department;
Prepare financial and budgetary plans and help oversee expenditures of the department
Provide mentorship to all faculty in the department;
Assist in planning and delivering ongoing faculty development activities;
Participate as a member of the COM leadership team in meetings;
Preside over department meetings;
Participate in prospective student interviews and be involved in recruiting and admissions processes;
Anticipate human resource needs for the department and when the need arises, coordinate the recruiting and interview process for new faculty and staff and make recommendation for hire to the Associate Dean;
Direct the education and instruction of medical students and other health care professional 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;
Be readily available for student advising, tutoring, remediation and academic counseling;
May provide professional and clinical services in a Clinic settings consistent with training and degree as assigned;
Participate in service to the University and COM by serving on committees as appointed by the Office of the Dean/Provost/President;
Provide leadership, mentorship, supervision, guidance to students, participating in community outreach events and with professional organizations or student groups as requested by the Associate Dean;
Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program;
Participate in the training, assessment and evaluation of clinical students and residents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure all core competencies and entrusted professional activities are met;
Provide feedback and participate in the assessment or evaluation of faculty and staff as part of the University’s ongoing quality improvement processes;
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;
Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance;
Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with students, colleagues, supervisors and support staff;
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, community service and/or perform special duties as assigned;
Advance the prestige of the University and College through personal career advancement;
Participate in scholarly activity which includes publications and local and national presentations representing the University and the COM;
Other duties as assigned.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by CHSU.
Terminal DO degree;
Four (4) years academic experience as faculty at a College of Osteopathic Medicine or as faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education program.
Licensure & Certification
Active and unrestricted DO license required;
Maintenance of board certification in primary field of expertise required.
Skills & Experience
Demonstrate academic leadership, effective communication, and time management skills;
Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers;
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;
Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience in clinical, professional or educational settings, preferred;
Eligible or hold an unrestricted CA medical license;
Eligible for coverage by University’s malpractice insurer if applicable.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 111
About California Health Sciences University
Welcome to California Health Sciences University (CHSU), the first university of its kind in the Central Valley. CHSU, a privately funded university established in 2012, is committed to health sciences research and improving the access and delivery of quality health care in the San Joaquin Valley.
We currently offer a four year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program.