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Medical Educator – Pharmacology (Assistant Professor or Higher)

TTUHSC EP Dept of Med. Education
El Paso, Texas
Salary, academic rank and tenure option are commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Mar 5, 2023

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Medical Educator – Pharmacology (Assistant Professor or Higher)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso)

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (FSOM)



The Department of Medical Education at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Foster School of Medicine offers an exceptional opportunity for a pharmacology medical educator to join our interdisciplinary team of full-time faculty. The successful candidate will work with basic and clinical science educators to develop and deliver a highly integrated clinical presentation-based curriculum. This individual will also engage in research and service activities based on individual interests, credentials and experience.


The Community:

El Paso is located at the western tip of Texas, bordering both New Mexico and Mexico. Nestled between the Franklin Mountains and the Rio Grande River, and boasting over 300 days of sunshine per year, El Paso residents enjoy a friendly community with numerous outdoor and cultural pursuits. We are one of the largest international metroplexes and rich in history, recreation, shopping, sun and more. Our employees love all the benefits El Paso has to offer as a large city with a relaxed and casual environment. El Paso has also been named one of the most affordable cities in Texas and one of the best cities to raise a family.  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso provides a highly rewarding career experience with the opportunity to impact lives in our community and beyond. As the only health sciences center located on the U.S.-Mexico border, we offer some of the best career opportunities in all of El Paso. Health care professionals will enjoy our innovative and cross-cultural care while professional, administrative and support staff enjoy the security, benefits and growth opportunities that come with working on our team.  Our employees have access to some of the best benefits in the state. TTUHSC El Paso offers competitive pay, excellent insurance options, state retirement plans and more. We are passionate about our work and look for candidates who are motivated to make a difference every day.  Our workplace is like a family and offers growth opportunities that make us one of the best places to work in the area.


Position Description:

  • Participates in course administration and instruction for the pre-clerkship phase of the medical school curriculum.
  • Develops and delivers an integrated curriculum, which blends basic science and clinical concepts, in collaboration with faculty members in other disciplines.
  • Employs multiple teaching methods including case-based instruction, large- and small-group discussion, lecture, demonstration, simulation, and team-based learning.
  • Provides formative and summative assessment of medical student performance.
  • Provides individual support, feedback, and advice to medical students.
  • Works closely with the course and curriculum committees, fellow faculty, and key administrators to accomplish the goals and objectives of the medical school's curriculum.
  • Engages in scholarship, clinical service (if applicable), and academically-related public service.
  • Adheres to institutional policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility.

This position is salaried and fully funded. Salary, academic rank and tenure option are commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included. Interested candidates should apply online at Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, position requisition ID: 25501BR

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Dale Quest

Search Committee Chair

Department of Medical Education

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

5001 El Paso Drive, El Paso, Texas 79905

TTUHSC El Paso is an EEO/AA employer. The Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in pharmacology or a closely related discipline, or M.D./D.O. or equivalent medical degree.
  • Expertise/experience in teaching pharmacology, especially clinically-integrated pharmacology for medical students.
  • Evidence of scholarship in the field of pharmacology or medical education.
  • Texas Medical Licensure or eligibility for Texas Medical License for physician candidates.
  • Board certification by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties for physician candidates.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training or experience in development and delivery of an integrated medical curriculum.
  • Experience with innovative teaching methods such as interactive large and small group formats, laboratory-based instruction, team-based learning, case-based learning, and problem-based learning.
  • Experience with curriculum management software systems. Participation in national organizations or committees devoted to medical education.
  • Experience in medical education scholarship.
  • Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding.
  • Emerging or established regional or national reputation for associate professor or higher rank.



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