Clinician Educator / College Mentor (Open Rank Faculty) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) Overview:
The Department of Medical Education at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is seeking a candidate for a full-time clinician educator and college mentor position on the tenure or non-tenure track. The successful candidate will dedicate approximately 20-30% time and effort to clinical practice (no nights, weekends or call required), with the balance of time devoted to teaching, student mentoring, service and scholarship. Although this position is specifically oriented to the pre-clerkship phase of the curriculum, clinician educators are generally involved in all aspects of the educational program.
A prominent feature of our curriculum is the establishment of colleges, or learning communities, which serve as the academic and social homes for our medical students. Each college is supervised by a team of faculty mentors, who in addition to their student mentoring roles, collaboratively teach a discussion-based course (the ‘College Colloquium’) that addresses issues related to ethics, humanities, professionalism, teamwork, contemporary challenges in medicine, and the roles of physicians in medical and social systems. College mentors also work with basic and clinical science educators to develop and deliver a clinical presentation-based curriculum that integrates clinical reasoning and clinical skills development with the scientific and social foundations of medicine.
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. El Paso was recognized as an All-America City in 2018 for being a community that demonstrates innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration for outstanding civic accomplishments. El Paso received the All-America city award again in 2021 for its inclusive civic engagement to improve community equity and resilience. It ranks among the top five “Safest Large Cities in America” (2023 Forbes report) and is one of the most affordable cities to live in America (2023 Niche rankings).
Position Description: This position contributes to the university's mission through teaching, scholarship, clinical service and academically-related public service. The successful candidate will:
- Participate in the collaborative development and delivery of the pre-clerkship medical school curriculum (years 1-2), with an emphasis on curricular elements related to the teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning, clinical skills, and professional development
In addition, and more generally, the successful candidate will:
- Provide one-on-one support, feedback, and advising to medical students assigned to one of the school’s academic learning communities (‘colleges’) Co-facilitate discussion-based sessions devoted to topics such as medical ethics, controversies in medicine, evidence-based medicine, critical thinking, safety and quality improvement, communication, humanism, empathy, wellness, life-long learning, bias, leadership, and professionalism Work closely with other faculty to develop and deliver an integrated curriculum which blends basic science and clinical concepts Employ a variety of teaching methods including case-based instruction, large- and small-group discussion, lecture, demonstration, simulation, and team-based learning Participate in the collaborative development and implementation of simulated patient cases, including standardized patients scenarios, worked case examples, virtual patients, computer simulations, and other formats Provide formative and summative assessment of medical student performance through a variety of methods, including the co-development and implementation of objective structured clinical examinations and rubric-guided grading of clinical skills with narrative feedback Work closely with course and curriculum committees, fellow faculty, and key administrators to accomplish the educational program goals and objectives established by the School of Medicine Engages in advancement of scientific knowledge through research and/or scholarship Provides clinical service to the extent necessary to adequately support the teaching programs of the department Contributes to the community through academically-related public service complementary to the institutional mission Adhere to institutional policies and procedures Demonstrate professionalism in accordance with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Declaration of Faculty Professionalism Responsibility
- M.D. or D.O. degree, or equivalent Successful completion of ACGME-accredited residency training Licensure or eligibility for medical licensure in the State of Texas Board-certified by one of the member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) corresponding to ACGME-accredited residency training Established record of clinical practice and medical teaching
- Training or experience in curriculum development, student mentoring, medical skills instruction, and performance evaluation of medical students Experience with innovative teaching methods, such as interactive large- and small-group formats, team-based learning, case-based learning, and problem-based learning Interest in medical education scholarship Participation in national organizations or committees devoted to medical education Emerging or established regional or national reputation for the rank of associate professor or higher
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:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, position requisition ID: 34298BR
For further information please contact:
Dr. Tanis Hogg
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