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Employment Opportunities at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) are listed below. Additional information is available through Liberty University Human Resources.

Standardized Patient Program

Train to portray medical and mental health conditions/characteristics of a real patient. This gives Liberty osteopathic medical students an opportunity to practice physical exam skills, history taking skills, communication skills, and other various exercises through a safe, simulated clinical environment.

Learn more about the Standardized Patient Program

LUCOM Academic Faculty Openings

LUCOM is a faith-based institution, with osteopathic medical students guided by the principles of the Christian worldview to become knowledgeable, competent, and effective servant-leaders for their patients and society. Our mission, as a distinctly Christian medical school, is to glorify God through the provision of quality medical care by developing osteopathic physicians to serve those in need.


Department of Academics, Clinical Affairs

Associate Dean for Clinical Education (GME)

The successful candidate will work with students, faculty, Chairs, Assistant Deans, and the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the full spectrum of clinical educational program development in medical education including Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) [focusing on years three and four of the medical school curriculum] and in the development, growth and management of GME programs.    The Associate Dean for Clinical Education is a member of the administrative leadership team at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM).

The administrative leadership work of the Associate Dean for Clinical Education at LUCOM includes:  leading and managing the design of clinical curriculum; implementing and delivering  the clinical curriculum to continuously improve outcomes with faculty, Chairs, Assistant Deans, and administrative leaders; developing and implementing best practices in community-based medical education; meeting and exceeding medical school and Graduate Medical Education accreditation requirements across clinical sites; and assisting with recruiting and professionally developing the clinical faculty in community-based settings. The Associate Dean will work with senior leadership to implement and develop core rotation sites across all specialties.

The Associate Dean will work effectively with colleagues and demonstrate versatility in these multiple roles as a collaborative leader to continuously improve clinical educational metrics for students and LUCOM, including competency-based education outcomes, milestones, entrustable professional activities (EPAs), scores on licensing examinations, and outcomes in the NRMP Match. The Associate Dean will also work to develop new Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs and grow established GME programs with the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Additional duties may be assigned by the Dean or Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

Applicants shall possess an earned DO or MD degree from an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited college of osteopathic or allopathic medicine, an active medical license, current good standing and the ability to obtain a medical license in Virginia. An appropriate and current certification from either an American Osteopathic Association or American Board of Medical Specialist certification board, minimum of five years of academic leadership experience in the context of a medical school environment as a Department Chair, Assistant or Associate Dean, GME Program Director, or equivalent experience in UME or GME. A track record demonstrating leadership, achievement, and outcomes at an accredited medical school, demonstration of sustained professional engagement with faculty and activities demonstrating leadership of Chairs and faculty at a medical school and demonstrations of scholarly activity including publications, research activities, service to public or profession.

For more information and/or to send letters of interest (current CV included), please email LUCOMINFO@liberty.edu with Associate Dean for Clinical Education (GME) in the subject line.


Department of Admissions and Student Life

Assistant or Associate Dean  

The Department of Admissions and Student Life is actively searching for a qualified individual — Assistant or Associate Dean (rank commensurate with experience).

The successful candidate will be responsible to lead, develop, and manage the administration of recruitment program activities and services directed toward the recruitment of students who would enroll in the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), which includes support of admissions services, AACOMAS applications, secondary applications, interviews, acceptance parameters, social, cultural, recreational, and general welfare needs of students (student life). Areas of oversight include: the medical student application and acceptance process, student recruitment outreach and interview days, student honor societies, student interest groups, student affinity groups, student ambassadors, all event planning, including orientation activities, white coat ceremony, and graduation. Coordinate the production and dissemination of university publications, such as course catalogs and class schedules, and marketing materials. The Assistant or Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Life reports to the Dean and may be assigned additional duties and projects.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in related field (i.e. Student Services, Educational Administration) five years’ experience in Admissions and/or Business, experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously of a routine and complex nature, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, strong ability to work with and learn a variety of computer systems.  Preferably qualifications to demonstrated experience working in a School of Medicine student affairs office, advanced degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Allopathic Medicine, Juris Doctorate, Master of Business), shows initiative, result-oriented and demonstrated leadership abilities.

For more information and/or to send letters of interest (current CV included), please email LUCOMINFO@liberty.edu with Associate or Assistant of Admissions and Student Life in the subject line.


Department of Clinical Affairs

Internal Medicine

The Department of Clinical Affairs is actively searching for a qualified individual — Internal Medicine Faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

The successful candidate will be responsible to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and expertise in their discipline that supports the biomedical or clinical sciences required for the educational processes and procedures to train osteopathic medical students. The successful candidate will take actions that advance the mission, vision, goals and values of the University and College, provide service to the university and professional communities, and engage in innovative scholarship and research to advance medical knowledge.  

The faculty member will participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, and provide feedback, faculty support and professional development for students and residents. There will be opportunities to provide service to the medical school, university and professional communities.

Applicants must have a MD or DO degree with expertise in internal medicine. Candidates will demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance. Faculty will demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with students, residents, faculty and staff colleagues, administrative leaders and colleagues in graduate medical education and clinical practice settings. Candidates must be eligible for medical licensure in Virginia and meet credentialing requirements for clinical practice.


Department of Family Medicine

Family Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine is actively searching for a qualified individual – Family Medicine Faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

Candidates will demonstrate educational experience and clinical expertise in Family Medicine that ensures the integration of scientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge and skills, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles and practices for medical students and residents. In this clinician-educator position, the faculty member will engage in the clinical practice of family medicine while teaching students and residents to enhance their learning in classroom environments, clinical settings, simulation-based settings and laboratory experiences and through scholarship and research opportunities.

The faculty member will participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, and provide feedback, faculty support and professional development for students and residents. There will be opportunities to provide service to the medical school, university and professional communities.

Candidates will demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance. Faculty will demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with students, residents, faculty and staff colleagues, administrative leaders and colleagues in graduate medical education and clinical practice settings. Candidates must be eligible for medical licensure in Virginia and meet credentialing requirements for clinical practice.

For more information and/or to send letters of interest (current CV included), please email LUCOMINFO@liberty.edu with Family Medicine in the subject line.


Department of Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology

Pharmacology

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology is actively searching for a qualified individual – Pharmacology Faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching select topics in pharmacology to first- and second-year osteopathic medical students in Liberty’s state-of-the-art Center for Medical and Health Sciences as a member of systems-based teaching teams. Faculty work collaboratively to incorporate current pedagogical methods, including didactic lectures and active learning techniques, in their teaching of the physiological systems and cellular mechanisms that are foundational to health and disease. Faculty are expected to develop and maintain a health-related research program in their area of expertise that has the potential for involving LUCOM and Liberty University students. Additionally, faculty are to provide service to their department, college, university, community, and related professional organizations.

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or DO degree with expertise in pharmacology. Consideration may be given to qualified individuals with a PharmD degree. Good interpersonal skills are required to work in LUCOM’s team-based culture. Recruited faculty members will be expected to support a positive Christian environment while mentoring Liberty osteopathic medical students.

For more information and/or to send letters of interest (current CV included), please email LUCOMINFO@liberty.edu with Pharmacology in the subject line.

Physiology

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology is actively searching for a qualified individual – Physiology Faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching select topics in physiology to first- and second-year osteopathic medical students in Liberty’s state-of-the-art Center for Medical and Health Sciences as a member of systems-based teaching teams. Faculty work collaboratively to incorporate current pedagogical methods, including didactic lectures and active learning techniques, in their teaching of the physiological systems and cellular mechanisms that are foundational to health and disease. Faculty are expected to develop and maintain a health-related research program in their area of expertise that has the potential for involving LUCOM and Liberty University students.

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or DO degree with expertise in physiology. Minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor are preferably two years of successful teaching experience, presentations at scientific meetings, and publication in current professionals’ journals. LUCOM will also consider individuals completing postdoctoral work who show potential. Good interpersonal skills are required to work in LUCOM’s team-based culture. Recruited faculty members will be expected to support a positive Christian environment while mentoring Liberty osteopathic medical students.

For more information and/or to send letters of interest (current CV included), please email LUCOMINFO@liberty.edu with Physiology in the subject line.


Department of Molecular and Cellular Sciences

Immunology

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Sciences is actively searching for a qualified individual – Immunology Faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching select topics in immunology and related topics to first- and second-year osteopathic medical students in Liberty’s state-of-the-art Center for Medical and Health Sciences as a member of systems-based teaching teams. The successful candidate will work collaboratively to incorporate current pedagogical methods, including didactic lectures and active learning techniques, in her/his teaching of the development of the immune system and its activity in and contributions to states of health and disease. Faculty are expected to develop and maintain a health- or medical education- related research program in their area of expertise that has the potential for involving LUCOM and Liberty University students.

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or DO degree with expertise in immunology. Minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor are preferably two years of successful teaching experience, presentations at scientific meetings, and publication in current professionals’ journals. LUCOM will also consider individuals completing postdoctoral work who show potential. Good interpersonal skills are required to work in LUCOM’s team-based culture. Recruited faculty members will be expected to support a positive Christian environment while mentoring Liberty osteopathic medical students.

For more information and/or to send letters of interest (current CV included), please email LUCOMINFO@liberty.edu with Immunology in the subject line.


Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is actively searching for a qualified individual – Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

The successful candidate will be responsible for osteopathic manual medicine instruc­tion of medical students as a member of systems-based teaching teams involving lecture and active teaching methods. In addition to lectures, teaching methods will include both case-based and team-based presenta­tions. This position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and the new faculty member will be expected to grow pro­fessionally through participation in service and schol­arly/research and administrative responsibilities.

Applicants must have a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) terminal degree with current Board Certification and three years academic experi­ence as a full-time faculty member at an osteopathic or allopathic school, or other doctoral-level allied health college as well as extensive experience in research or scholarly activity at a nationally recognized facility or as a full-time faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education program. Faculty members are expected to contribute to a positive Christian environment in the course of mentoring LUCOM students.

For more information and/or to send letters of interest (current CV included), please email LUCOMINFO@liberty.edu with OMM in the subject line.


Faculty Applicant Requirements

Candidate(s) must have a terminal degree unless otherwise noted, current board certification and be in good standing with the state and federal regulatory and licensing agencies.

Clinical faculty members are expected to contribute significantly to the collaborative development of interdisciplinary, integrative and competency-based medical curricula, to medical service, medical outreach and leadership commitments of LUCOM.

Biomedical and clinical faculty are expected to contribute to research and scholarly contributions at LUCOM; protected time is provided.


LUCOM Staff Openings

Administrative Assistant for Clinical Education: provide operational and administrative support to the COM Clinical Medicine Faculty. Minimum Qualifications: high school graduate or GED. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree.  At least three years of related experience in administrative or clerical duties. Work Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Apply Online

Assistant Director of Admissions-Operations: this position is responsible for assisting the director of admissions and student services in the processing and evaluation of students and in the development, implementation and operation of an effective admissions program structured to achieve the mission and vision of the college. This position assists in the administrative functions and coordination of admissions operations, which includes the day-to-day data management. This position is also responsible for the management of the functional operations of applicant interviews, data processing efficiency and accuracy, records management, and monitoring, analysis, and reporting of applicant data. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in higher education setting. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree; previous experience at an accredited university, health profession college or medical school; and previous experience in admission, administrative/student services duties. Work Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Apply Online

Assistant Director of Medical Education-Operations: with oversight and direction from the associate dean for academic affairs and the chief academic officer for the COM, oversee the efficient and effective administration of the Office of Medical Education, the implementation and operation of the delivery of the curriculum for the students of the college, the college’s curriculum management system and the quality assessment/quality improvement processes for the curriculum of the COM. Assist faculty with OMS I & II curricula delivery, syllabus and course content, development of objectives and competencies, course operation activities, evaluation processes, construction and delivery. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree with experience in curricular design, educational outcomes and assessment. Preferred Qualifications: experience in the following: curricula design, educational outcomes, assessment, medical education, curriculum management software such as Blackboard or Canvas, and exam software such as ExamSoft. Work Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Apply Online


Non-Discrimination Policy

Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Liberty University maintains its Christian mission and reserves its right to discriminate on the basis of religion to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives. Specifically, the College of Osteopathic Medicine furthers the University’s religious mission by using religion-based criteria in hiring. Although the College of Osteopathic Medicine does not use religion-based criteria in student admissions, its students are expected to abide by its Code of Conduct.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine accepts the teaching of the traditional biblical view with regard to sexual conduct outside a biblically ordained marriage between a natural-born man and a natural-born woman, which is incorporated into its Code of Conduct. Consistent with those teachings, the College of Osteopathic Medicine does not discriminate solely on the basis of an individual’s professed sexual orientation, but only with regard to accompanying sexual conduct or other actions that undermine essential elements of the University’s Christian mission.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine also takes into account personal history and fitness to practice medicine in its admissions and retention decisions. Specifically, the College of Osteopathic Medicine requires compliance with the Technical Standards to be qualified for its programs; however, qualified students have the opportunity to request accommodations and any decisions based on failure to meet its standards can be appealed.

The following persons have been designated to coordinate Liberty University’s compliance with certain anti-discrimination laws: Coordinator of LU Online Disability Accommodation Support at (434) 592-5417 or luoodas@liberty.edu; Director of Disability Accommodation Support (Residential) at (434) 582-2159 or odas@liberty.edu; Executive Director of Title IX at (434) 592-4999 or TitleIX@liberty.edu.

Read more information about the Liberty University Non-Discrimination Policy.