Associate Course Director, Pharmacology

Job Locations US-MT-Great Falls
TUNY - College of Osteopathic Medicine
Position Type
Schedule Shift
Hours Per Week
As needed
FLSA Status
Location : Country


Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position (open rank) in our newly established College of Osteopathic Medicine in Montana. This is an opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a new endeavor for the Touro University system and the state of Montana. TouroCOM Montana is located in Great Falls, Montana, adjacent to the Rocky Mountain front and equidistant between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.


The successful candidate will have educational experience related to Pharmacology. Prior research experience is encouraged. The University places a high priority on teaching excellence and research success with an expectation that the candidate will also be active in their professional field. TouroCOM Montana will enroll 125 students annually. Touro’s new 100,000 square-foot state-of-the-art medical school campus houses multiple classrooms, an anatomy lab, library, study rooms and simulation center. TouroCOM partners with the McLaughlin Research Institute to provide additional opportunities for faculty and student research. TouroCOM operates similar medical school campuses in Harlem, New York and Middletown, New York with each graduating approximately 135 new physicians each year.


The successful candidate will be expected to support the program through teaching and course administration duties and responsibilities as outlined further below. Candidates are also expected to supervise and mentor medical students.


In collaboration with Course Directors and Associate Course Directors and consistent with the shared TouroCOM curriculum, the Pharmacology Associate Course Director has the following duties and responsibilities:


1. Direct campus course planning and organization

2. Develop a detailed course syllabus that is prepared according to the TouroCOM syllabus template

3. Prepare (and record) a lecture series according to established TouroCOM policies and procedures

4. Ensure that materials such as lecture videos, lecture notes, power point presentations, and cases have been completed, properly edited for content/grammatical errors, and posted to the students in a timely fashion

5. Contribute to the course evaluation process

6. Collaborate on course management, including course updates, lecture development, exam preparation and review

7. Work with all contributing faculty across all campuses to assure that the learning needs of all TouroCOM students are met

8. Advise students on questions about course materials and course administration, including referring students to the appropriate person for content questions

9. Fulfill committee assignments as assigned by the Campus Dean

10. Participate in interviews process as assigned by the Campus Dean

11. Satisfactory completion of faculty development and responsibilities according to annual goals established between faculty and chair

12. Participate in the Touro College Faculty Development and Evaluation Program

13. Participate in student advising and provide guidance to the students of TouroCOM

14. Duties and responsibilities specific to one’s academic department, as assigned by the Department and Associate Chair


Education/ Experience

  • Candidates must have a doctoral, first professional, terminal degree or professional equivalent and 3-5 years’ experience in teaching and academic leadership in a medical education setting.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Proficiency in leadership, personnel management and team building, financial management, relevant content expertise, research techniques, instructional design/delivery/assessment, course management, and public speaking
  • Effective written and oral communication and conflict management
  • Basic computer skills supporting the proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Excel as well as software used to prepare and administer written exams electronically are preferred.


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