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Asst/Assoc Professor of Physiology 


Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Physiology

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

'Para la gente, y el futuro! For the people, and the future!'

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University invites applications for one full-time, 12-month faculty position in the Department of Physiology and Pathology. We seek a student-centered individual with commitment and passion for teaching, mentoring, and scholarship. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Physiology or a related discipline, with relevant teaching experience at the university, graduate school or medical school level. Applicants should be able to teach in content areas across our systems-based curriculum, and have interest or experience in active teaching and learning modalities. Evidence of scholarly activity and mentoring of trainees, with a strong record of collaboration, publication and productivity, is also preferred in prospective candidates.

One of the nation's newest and most innovative medical schools, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico, where regional cultural and outdoor activities are exceptional and plentiful. The College has a commitment to increasing physician workforce and diversity, and is specifically dedicated to improving the health of underserved communities through culturally respectful education, research, and service efforts. Teaching is the primary focus of our faculty, and Burrell utilizes a two-pass, systems-based curriculum that integrates disciplines and incorporates multiple approaches to engage and facilitate the professional preparation of our students. The College encourages student learning in a humanistic environment, and promotes patient-centered, evidence-based medical care of the highest quality, in a manner consistent with our core values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct first- and second-year osteopathic medical students
  • Develop board-style (COMLEX/USMLE) exam questions
  • Participate in student mentoring and advising
  • Contribute to curricular development, implementation, and assessment
  • Provide service to the institution, community, and profession
  • Engage in scholarly activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Specific Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Devote a majority of faculty effort (typically 60-70%) to delivering instruction in the first and second year osteopathic medical student curriculum
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty members to advance the integrated and interdisciplinary osteopathic medical curriculum
  • Supervise, advise, mentor, and evaluate osteopathic medical students as they perform in academic, scholarly, leadership, or professional settings
  • Develop, prepare, deliver, and evaluate educational materials
  • Serve on departmental and institutional committees and task forces, and contribute to community and professional service
  • Participate in scientific, educational, community-based, or other types of research and/or scholarship
  • Consistently demonstrate and model professionalism as defined by the Burrell College declaration of faculty professionalism and responsibility

The start date for this full-time, 12-month position is flexible; the position will remain open until filled. The individual hired to this fully-funded position will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pathology. Burrell offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with appointed faculty rank, qualifications, and experience.

Initial application materials should include a Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest that includes brief statements of teaching philosophy, scholarly and/or research interests, and academic and professional experience. Letters of interest should not exceed three pages in length.

Note: Applicants must currently be authorized to lawfully work in the United States on a full-time basis.

For additional information, please contact the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Kristin Gosselink (

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students. Individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Physiology or related field.
  • Commitment to teaching physiology.
  • Demonstrated effort in teaching, scholarly activity, and service, with continued growth potential in these areas.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching and course development at the university, graduate school, or medical school level.
  • Prior experience with online instruction and active learning approaches.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity with a record of publication and productivity.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Basic computer proficiency and working knowledge of Learning Management Systems and Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of educational theories.
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