Ability to communicate and work with faculty, medical students, clerkship coordinators, hospital administrators, physician preceptors and college administration. Excellent written and verbal communication. Demonstrates personal initiative and abilities to deal with a rapidly changing environment. Familiar with Learning Management Systems and reporting. Ability to operate academic, clinical and other software as needed. Other duties as assigned.
*Note: While SHSU main campus is in Huntsville, TX, this position will reside at the Conroe, TX satellite location.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
As a key member of the department, the Psychology faculty member will assist the Chair of Primary Care and Clinical Medicine in development of clinical content for courses related to the field of Behavioral Health with emphasis on mental health and patient interviewing and counseling. The successful candidate will participate in teaching in the systems courses, physical exam course, case-based learning sessions, preparation for clerkship, procedural skills training and OSCE's. The individual should be comfortable working in pre-clinical and clinical education, as well as evaluation of curriculum and students through various learning and assessment methods. The Psychology faculty member is expected to act as a role model for students, participate in scholarship and research in the department and foster collaboration and interdisciplinary learning.
The successful candidate will also participate in the SHSU clinical practice. The ideal candidate should have strong clinical acumen and promote collaboration between psychologist, psychiatrist and other physicians in the practice.
The University is seeking a qualified candidate for full-time Psychology Faculty. This position serves the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in the Department of Primary Care and Clinical Medicine, and reports to the Chair. The proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine will start its inaugural class in August 2020. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is focused on primary care, psychiatry, general surgery and other specialties identified as a physician workforce shortage in the State of Texas, and has developed an integrated curriculum merging basic science instruction with clinical learning and an osteopathic emphasis. Thus, behavioral health is an important component of the curriculum.
Note: This position may be tenure-eligible based on applicant preference.
Internal Number: 24308
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.