Title:  School of Medicine (Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor)

Division:  School of Medicine
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  11438


INSTRUCTOR/ ASSISTANT/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR -- Rank will be based on qualifications
Education Specialist--Office of Student Affairs, School of Medicine, Academic Support Program


The primary mission of the Office of Student Affairs Academic Support Program (Baylor College of Medicine, School of Medicine) is to promote and facilitate the academic success of medical students. Goals include the development and implementation of screening tools to identify those at academic risk, the development of outreach and prevention programs to promote success, and the implementation of individualized testing and personal counseling of students at risk and oversight of the academic support program.


Job Description:


1. Create and oversee the academic support program for the School of Medicine:

  • a. Provide oversight to the Lead, Academic Services, in the creation, implementation, and systematic evaluation of the following services:

i. Pre matriculation academic support program and tutoring services
ii. Outreach prevention programs to provide information on study skills and time management to all students.

  • b. Strategic planning for the academic support program including development of metrics, proposals and annual goal setting.
  • c. Chief liaison between academic advising program and curriculum team including course directors and staff
  • d. Develop/acquire/apply assessment tools to improve early identification of students in need of academic support and refine the schools understanding of needs.
  • e. Oversee program evaluation to determine effectiveness of current academic assistance services and retention programs for medical students in such a way as to inform the admissions processes, educational activities, and ongoing future services.


2. Provide individualized personal counseling to students in need of assistance and development of individualized learning plans for those who have been identified as high risk.

  • a. Include assessment of learning strategies, learning styles, study skills, and screening for learning differences/learning disabilities, mental health or personal problems and provide appropriate referrals for additional appropriate testing and evaluation.
  • b. Provide individual learning plan to address any identified deficiencies and suggestions. Provide follow up to determine if ILP has been followed and effective.
  • c. In coordination with the Office of Student and Trainee Disability Services and Student and House Staff Mental Health Service, develop a referral network of professionals who can provide additional services as identified by the individual counseling of students


3. Serve as SOM liaison with the OSTDS to facilitate and oversee reasonable accommodations


4. Develop expertise in best practices from Academic Support Services provided at other top academic medical centers around the country, including through engagement with the Group on Educational Affairs of the AAMC and implement strategies based on evidence of success. Collaborate with directors of academic support programs across the country to develop best practices


5.Lead educational research based on the goals and mission of the office. Identify and obtain external funding through grants to enhance the institution's academic support and prevention programs.

Minimum Qualifications


Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from an accredited institution in a relevant field of study.

  • Demonstrated passion for working with students and demonstrated excellence in personalized student academic advising and counseling, learning assessment, and outreach in an academic medical center.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse medical students, faculty, and other colleagues; strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated competence in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of student academic assistance services and retention programs.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research in medical education centered around student academic assistance services.


Salary/Faculty Rank:       

Salary range and faculty rank are based upon qualification and experience.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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