SOMA – Adjunct Faculty, OPP



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Job description

A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) is seeking applications for non-exempt adjunct faculty in Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) at the Mesa Campus.

Job Duties:

  • Facilitate weekly OPP Skills lab for osteopathic medical students I and II throughout the academic year.
  • Participate in practical examination days.
  • Administrative responsibilities as directed by OPP chair.
  • Attend/or complete mandatory faculty training sessions as outlined by the Dean.
  • Maintain ATSU-SOMA presence and relationships in professional organizations such as: National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), and the Osteopathic Cranial Academy.
  • Participate in interprofessional activities that may include dental students and other health professional students.
  • Additional academic duties in OPP curriculum, integration of OPP in clinical cases, and in the community as agreed upon with the course director or OPP chair.

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to demonstrate a variety of lab skills in Osteopathic Principles and Practice in small group interactive hands-on sessions.
  • Willingness to teach OPP that is consistent with the ECOP curriculum and ATSU-SOMA selected procedures.
  • College plus postgraduate studies.
  • Type: NMS/OMM board certified DO or equivalent.
  • Preferred specific training and/or current certification in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF).
  • Preferred minimum of 2 years:
    • Clinical practice integrating osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM).
    • OMM teaching experience or equivalent.
    • Small group facilitation
  • Hold and maintain current Arizona medical license in good standing.
  • Hold and maintain board certifications in good standing.
  • Demonstration of past and current professionalism as set forth by the State Osteopathic licensing board and ATSU standards of conduct.
  • Willingness to learn and utilize distance learning technologies; curriculum development skills; team participation; student evaluation.



Communication: Intermediate

Teaching: Intermediate

How to apply

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Home of the world’s first osteopathic medical school, established in 1892, A.T. Still University is recognized around the world as a renowned, multidisciplinary healthcare educator. ATSU instills in students the compassion and hands-on experience needed to address the needs of the whole person. The University has a rich history of providing leadership for comprehensive healthcare education and research and is consistently ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” guide.