Title:  Instructor

Division:  School of Health Professions
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  6237

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

Baylor (www.bcm.edu) is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, and healthcare and community service. Located in the heart of the world's largest medical center (Texas Medical Center), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research affiliates (Baylor Affiliates).


The Faculty Instructor in Orthotics and Prosthetics is a board certified clinician in Orthotics/Prosthetics licensed and eligible to practice in the State of Texas. This individual participates in the organization, administration, planning, and evaluation of the 30-month program leading to a Master of Science degree.  The core and specific administrative, instructional management, evaluation, research, and service duties of the position are listed below.

Job Duties

Core Responsibilities: As a core faculty member of the OP Program, this individual will participate in all of the following activities in the routine course of their duties:


  • Serve as a student advisor providing guidance and mentorship to students in all phases of training regarding their academic performance and professional development.
  • Develop and deliver lecture, laboratory, and small group interactive sessions based on program needs and individual faculty experience and expertise.
  • Recruit, screen and evaluate candidates for admission to the OP program.
  • Participate in periodic self-study activities required to maintain program accreditation.
  • Participate in appropriate professional development activities to maintain clinical competence and licensure and to improve skills as an educator and clinician.
  • Engage in original research and scholarship, including presentations and publications.
  • Serve on school and college committees.


Administration: The following administrative duties are expected to be carried out by the faculty member:


  • Serve as an advocate for the OP program within the College and at-large.
  • Maintain administrative files regarding curriculum, students, and other program activities.
  • Provide guidance and referral services to OP students regarding academic matters.
  • Promote the OP program to career advisors and students at undergraduate institutions.


Job Duties (continued)

Instructional Management: The responsibilities of the faculty instructor include these items listed below in addition to those additional management roles identified by the program director.  


  • Work with Administrative Coordinators, the Program Director and Associate Director(s) in the development and scheduling of coursework.
  • Work with Program Director and other faculty to assess curriculum and clinical rotations.  
  • Assist Program Director in collection, analysis, and maintenance of appropriate data to evaluate program quality on an on-going basis. 
  • Work with lab manager to provide coverage and instruction for fabrication activities.


Evaluation:  The faculty member will participate in the evaluation of assigned curriculum against national standards and OP practice, including:


  • Participate in administration of exams during the didactic and clinical phases of the curriculum.
  • Work with education team to assess the effectiveness of the didactic curriculum in preparing students for residency and for practice.


Research: The responsibilities of faculty member related to scholarship, include the following:


  • Participate in research activities in collaboration with other Baylor faculty members and outside professionals. 
  • Participate in grant proposal development seeking funds to support development projects.
  • Make scholarly contributions where possible to peer-reviewed health-related literature.


Service: Along with the above responsibilities, it is expected that the faculty member will: 


  • 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.

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