Assistant/Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

  • Kansas City University
  • Joplin, MO, USA
  • Jan 29, 2024
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Assistant/Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Joplin Campus

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Job Description:

Kansas City University is building a team of leaders in Osteopathic Medicine and is seeking exceptional candidates for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) in Joplin, MO. The position reports to the Chair of the Department of OMM and is open to new or experienced providers.

Within your application materials, please include the three following documents:

Letter of interest (cover letter)
Summary of your teaching philosophy
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve the college through teaching, research and scholarly activity, service and patient care as assigned by the Chair of OMM.
  • Responsible for designing and delivering innovative osteopathic-focused clinical education, to include osteopathic diagnosis, techniques, and principles throughout the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Utilize best practices in a diverse mix of teaching modalities to include large group sessions, small group facilitation, procedural skills training, OMM skills training, simulation activities, and OSCE's.
  • Assess student performance of osteopathic core competencies using a wide array of assessment techniques (assessment of medical knowledge and clinical skills). Provide written and verbal feedback to students as appropriate.
  • Actively pursue scientific research or other scholarly activity in efforts towards publication(s), including mentoring and collaborating with students, undergraduate OMM fellows, and peers.
  • Provide service by engaging in leadership and membership capacities on university or college committees/taskforces, student advising and interviews, university ceremonies or events and on-going faculty development.
  • Provide patient care as assigned by the Chair to maintain skills, provide educational opportunities for our students and contribute to our mission of improving the well-being of the communities we serve.
  • Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance, and advance the prestige of the University and College through advancement of its mission and vision, and advancement of your personal career.

Required Qualifications:

  • DO degree from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Eligibility for or possession of an active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Missouri and Kansas; Maintain active licenses and board certification
  • Skilled in NMM/OMM

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AOA Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) strongly desired.
  • Experience working in preclinical and/or clinical education in an academic setting teaching OMM skills to medical students through various learning and assessment methods.
  • Strong background utilizing educational technologies such as learning management systems, virtual teaching, polling tools, discussion boards and assessment software.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite products.

Join us in changing healthcare for good! Contact HR Recruiter, Angela Howard or 816.654.7016


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Who is KCU?
Kansas City University (KCU), founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the sixth largest medical school in the nation, the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees: a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.

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