Assistant Professor, Podiatry

8. December 2022

North Chicago, IL
Hospital Affiliation
Application Deadline

Position Summary

Responsibilities include teaching SCPM students in the large groups, small group, and one-on-one settings by providing instruction in surgery, applied biomechanics, medicine, and radiology rotations, didactic courses, and other assignments as designated by the department chair.

Who We Are

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFU) is a graduate health sciences university committed to serving the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving wellness. The university embodies the spirit of inquiry and excellence modeled by its namesake Dr. Rosalind Franklin, whose Photo 51 was crucial to solving the structure of DNA.

Today, the university’s 6 colleges continue Dr. Franklin’s legacy through rigorous academics, pioneering research, and innovative community service. Our unique interprofessional education model allows students to learn from and with each other in a variety of settings, including our simulation labs, the student-led Interprofessional Community Clinic, and through partnerships with area hospitals and clinics. RFU is a national leader in interprofessional research and practices, and is nationally recognized for its research in areas including neuroscience, brain-related diseases, inherited disorders, proteomics, cancer cell biology and immunology, cardiac resuscitation, and gait and balance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and assist in the preparation and formulation of didactic material.
  • Prepare quizzes, midterm and final exams as dictated by the course syllabus.
  • Consult with students about their academic progress.
  • Use technology to supplement and enhance the learning environment for the students.
  • Provide patient care at Community Podiatry sites or Scholl Foot and Ankle Clinics.
  • Conduct research in the clinical setting in conjunction with the Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR).
  • Provide service to the College and University as agreed upon with the Chair.

All full-time faculty members employed by RFUMS are expected to engage in activities that are considered core to their primary role as a faculty member. These activities may include teaching, scholarly activity, and service.

Teaching responsibilities vary and may include:

  • Direct instruction
  • Curriculum management
  • Assessment
  • Advising and mentoring for students

Scholarly activities vary and may include:

  • Original scholarship
  • Grant procurement
  • Research mentoring

Service activities vary and may include internal and external contributions through:

  • Committees
  • Contributions to the profession
  • Recruitment
  • Direct patient care

Scholarly activities and/or clinical activities are negotiated and determined at the department level and are primarily based upon the faculty track.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check
  • Must have proof of COVID 19 vaccination or a university approved exemption

Required Education & Experience

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from an accredited college of podiatric medicine.
  • Successful completion of an approved Podiatric Residency in Medicine and Surgery.
  • Board certification by ABFAS and/or ABPM.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge base in Podiatric Medicine, Surgery, Applied Biomechanics, and Radiology.
  • Ability to function in a clinical arena, give direction and guidance to podiatric medical students and function as a team member.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with interprofessional faculty.
  • Excellence in verbal and written communications, teamwork, organization, time management and critical thinking.
  • Strong potential for independent or collaborative scholarly activity.
  • Skilled in providing a quality educational experience via multiple teaching formats.
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for education.
  • Leadership skills including comfort in exercising authority, respect among faculty and students.
  • Ability to influence the behavior of others and to lead by example.
  • Professional drive accompanied by personal humility.
  • Strong sense of integrity.
  • Ability to embrace and strong attitude to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of a certified fellowship in surgery, sports medicine, diabetes or biomechanics is encouraged, but not limited to the above specialties.

Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions

  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EOE, Including Disability / Vets

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