Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: Faculty Position at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.

The Department of Neurology (NEU), invites applicants to apply for the position of Clerkship Site Director at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, tenure ineligible track. The Department of Neurology is responsible for fostering and assessing the skills, knowledge, and professionalism of students necessary for success in graduate medical education and military medical practice; maintains an academic environment strongly supporting productive basic science and clinical research endeavors; fosters academic excellence through effective faculty development programs, periodic faculty review, and strong support for academic advancement; demonstrates, through a skilled faculty, the role model of a compassionate, dedicated caregiver and teacher as well as an innovative, ethical clinician-scientist; supports military readiness with expertise on neurologic disorders of relevant to operational medicine; fosters academic excellence in professional training throughout military graduate medical education; and provides public presentations supporting graduate and continuing medical education on neurology and related topics.

Duties: The incumbent will serve as Assistant or Associate Professor and Site Director in the Department of Neurology at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia, and as such, will be responsible for ensuring the neurology clerkship curriculum is aligned with USU’s overall curriculum and the pre-clerkship curriculum; supervise and create the clinical neurology curriculum for first year medical students; assist in coordinating resident and faculty teaching of medical students, and resident and faculty teaching of health care professionals in other specialties; perform evaluations of medical students, provide patient care, and participate in academic/research activities with a focus on education. As Site Director, the incumbent will participate in developing the education vision, promoting the education missions of the Department of Neurology and USU, evolving the concept of an integrated curriculum and sharing these concepts with clinical instructors at all clerkship sites through faculty development. Additional responsibilities include but aren’t limited to: (1) participating in USU committees as assigned by the Chair, (2) performing patient care including all appropriate technical procedures, (3) supervising all patient care activities performed by staff and students in area of expertise; (4) assisting in administrative duties of the neurology department as assigned by the Chair, (5) assist in creating and implementing remediation plans for struggling students (6) in conjunction with the Clerkship Director develop distance learning program accessible to students at off-site locations.

Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must possess a minimum of a medical (M.D. or D.O.) degree, be board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, maintain an active license to practice medicine in a state, and be credentialed for the full range of Neurology practice in a hospital setting.

Position requires: experience in teaching medical students and/or residents and experience with or interest in clinical research (as reflected by a portfolio demonstrating significant involvement in these areas); active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the Department of Neurology. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in accordance with USUHS academic guidelines.

The following knowledge and/or experience are highly desirable (but not required): familiarity with the structure and culture of military medicine, military hospitals and military neurology; experience with intramural Clinical Neurosciences Programs; and skill in faculty development, curriculum development, strategic planning and pedagogy.

This appointment shall be as Assistant or Associate Professor and Site Director of the Department of Neurology. Appointment as Associate Professor shall be in the tenure ineligible track. Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

A pre-employment drug test and random drug testing is a requirement of this position. Failure to meet the requirement will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described in 5 U.S.C. 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding. U.S. citizenship is required. 

Instructions to Candidates: To receive consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letter the academic rank for which they are applying or both academic ranks. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit via email: a curriculum vitae, reprints of four recent publications, a statement detailing academic and research interests, and the names of three individuals who can be contacted to provide references to: barbara.shelton@usuhs.edu

The Uniformed Services University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.


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