Title:  Assistant Professor

Division:  School of Health Professions
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  2419
Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

The Baylor College of Medicine OP Program is a well-established program led by a team of experienced educators. We are looking for a team member to work with faculty who are leaders in OP education and in the OP profession. Our program attracts students who are highly motivated and academically prepared to succeed. There are many opportunities for growth as a faculty member through mentorship by program faculty and through the Office of Faculty Development, and opportunities for various leadership roles through serve to the College, School of Health Professions, and the OP Program.


This position requires .80 FTE commitment to academic faculty responsibilities and includes a full benefits package. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to provide clinical services to an outside entity at .20 FTE (1-day week).


The Academic Faculty Member for the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program, a certified prosthetist orthotist licensed to practice in the state of Texas, is responsible for the organization, implementation, coordination, and assessment of curriculum within the didactic and clinical portions of the MS program.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a student advisor providing guidance and mentorship to students in all phases of training regarding their academic performance and professional development.
  • Serve as a primary or secondary mentor for students working to fulfill the Master's Paper requirement.
  • Develop and deliver lecture, laboratory, and small group interactive sessions based on program needs and individual faculty experience and expertise.
  • Participate in assessment of OP student didactic and clinical competency.
  • Recruit, screen and evaluate candidates for admission to the OP Program.
  • Participate in continuous and periodic self-study activities to maintain Program accreditation.
  • Participate in appropriate professional development activities to maintain clinical competence, licensure, and to improve personal skills as an educator and a clinician.
  • Engage in original research, including presentations and publications.
  • Serve on School and College Committees as requested.
  • Serve as Course Director for at least one Core Course, provide oversight and supervision of technical fabrication projects, and supplement clinical education through the implementation of distance education.
  • Coordinate with the associate director for didactic education the scheduling, collection and analysis of all student and course assessment activities.
  • Coordinate with the associate director for clinical education the scheduling, collection and analysis of all student and rotation assessment activities.
  • Assist program director in the analysis and maintenance of student, course, and program evaluation data to evaluate quality on an on-going basis.
  • Evaluate small group sessions for the purpose of quality control and evaluation, as needed.
  • Attend lectures and small group sessions for purposes of quality control, as needed.
  • Assess quality of student fabrications projects and provide constructive feedback.
  • Provide service to the College as requested, i.e. committee and task force assignments.
  • Provide clinical service as appropriate to expertise, experience, and time availability.
  • Participate in the activities of local, state, and national professional organizations.
Minimum Qualifications

Education: Required: Master's degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics or a related field.


Experience: Required: Minimum of three years of experience in a clinical setting.


Certification/Licenses/Registration: Required: ABC certification, Texas licensure.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.