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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.


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 Anatomical Sciences

Anatomy

The Department of Anatomical Sciences is actively searching for a qualified individual – Anatomy Faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

The successful candidate will be responsible for cadaver dissection and classroom instruction of first- and second-year 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 Anatomical Sciences and the new faculty member will be expected to grow professionally through  participation in service and scholarly/research  activities and administrative responsibilities.

Educational requirements include a PhD with a background in clinically-based anatomy as well as strong cadaver dissection skills in gross human anatomy. Histology and embryology will be included in the anatomical teaching assignments. All faculty members are expected to contribute to a positive Christian environment in the course of mentoring our LUCOM students.

For more information and/or to send letters of interest (current CV included), please email LUCOMINFO@liberty.edu with Anatomy 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 Department 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 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 Science

Pathology

The LUCOM Molecular and Cellular Sciences Department is actively searching for qualified individuals – Pathology Faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching select topics in pathology 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 engage in research or scholarly activity 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 pathology.  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 Pathology in the subject line.

Department of Behavioral Health

Psychology

The Department of Behavioral Health is actively searching for a qualified individual – Psychology Faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

LUCOM seeks full time licensed clinical psychologist to provide clinical services in a growing behavioral health department. Position requires professional diagnoses and evaluation of the nature of mental and emotional disorders in individual patients, families and/or groups. The applicant should demonstrate experience and expertise in evidenced-based approaches to mental health treatment; be able to formulate, implement and evaluate a range of psychological treatment plans; provide psychological assessment and testing, individual and group therapy, case management services, referral and follow up for behavioral health services in a multidisciplinary medical clinical setting.

PhD or PsyD required in clinical psychology from an APA accredited college or university. Experience, training or interest in behavioral health in a medical clinic or medical setting preferred. Must be Virginia licensed or license eligible and in good standing with all state and federal regulatory agencies and state licensing boards.

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

Psychiatry

The Department of Behavioral Health is actively searching for a qualified individual – Psychiatry Faculty (rank commensurate with experience).

LUCOM seeks full time/part time board eligible/board certified psychiatrist to join a growing department of behavioral health. Duties include: demonstrate experience and expertise in psychiatry that ensures the integration of scientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge and skills, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles and practices for clinical rotations and GME students; provide clinical psychiatry services to patients at a multidisciplinary medical clinic, and engage in innovative scholarship and research to advance medical knowledge and clinical programs.

Terminal degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or Medical Doctor degree) with current Board Certification in psychiatry. State medical license (Virginia) or license eligible. Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education. Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies.

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

 


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 is recruiting for physicians to support GME expansion with our affiliates. We are seeking qualified physicians (DO/MD) to serve as program directors and/or DIO for IM, FM, ED, general surgery, and psychiatry programs being planned for development at Centra Health Systems in Lynchburg, Va., Life Point Systems in Danville, Va., St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Ill, and Palestine Regional Medical Center in Palestine, TX.


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.