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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor and Department Head of Primary Care & Population Health

School of Medicine

College Station/Bryan, TX
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The Texas A&M University School of Medicine seeks to fill a full-time position of Department Head of Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH). This is a full time 11 month appointment with an anticipated start date in the spring 2023. Applications will be accepted at the rank of Clinical or Tenured Associate Professor or Professor. The position will serve as the chief administrative officer of the department, reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine and will headquarter in College Station/Bryan. Applicants will be considered for a tenured or non-tenure track academic faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor or Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor depending on qualifications.

As a key leader at the school, the department head will provide exemplary leadership to a department that is committed to excellence in clinical care, education, and research. In addition to the administrative responsibilities described, the incumbent will actively participate in sponsored research and/or the delivery of clinical care.

Job Description

The PCPH department head will build on the department’s successes and develop and execute a growth strategy that leverages the talents of a diverse faculty and staff.  The position includes clinical and/or research duties in addition to administrative and academic roles and responsibilities necessary to advance the mission of the department and school. The department head is responsible for the supervision of faculty and staff and for the oversight, planning, and administration of the department’s operations and budget.  The department head conducts annual evaluations of faculty and makes recommendations on faculty appointments, reappointments, promotions, changes in faculty status, conferral of tenure, approval and renewal of faculty leave, and dismissals. The position also provides leadership and support for a broad range of initiatives, which include:

  1. Establishing and growing rural and austere medicine initiatives for the school in collaboration with Texas A&M Health and the department of Primary Care and Rural Medicine
  2. Engaging in strategic planning for the department, including the development of extramurally funded research programs that align with the areas of emphasis of the school, Texas A&M Health, and Texas A&M University
  3. In collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, interfacing with new and established primary care GME programs and sponsoring institutions affiliated with the school to build and strengthen relationships
  4. Supporting and promoting the participation of the department’s faculty in the medical education programs of the school
  5. Expanding the school’s primary care service line into new markets while utilizing new and innovative care delivery modalities

 Overview of school and TAMU

The Texas A&M University School of Medicine is the largest of five health professions schools within Texas A&M Health and is one of the fastest growing academic health institutions in the nation. The school is headquartered in College Station/Bryan, and also has clinical campuses in Dallas, Houston, Round Rock and Temple.  Numerous other clinical teaching sites across the state are utilized to educate medical students, including those in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Fort Hood as well as several rural sites. In addition, the school’s sponsored graduate medical education programs in family medicine, sports medicine, and psychiatry - and a rapidly growing number of affiliated residency and fellowship programs - are populating communities in Texas with hundreds of Aggie Doctors annually.

Texas A&M University is one of the highest ranked public universities in the nation, has a student population just over 73,000 from all 50 states and 124 countries, and is a top 20 research enterprise. Texas A&M is supported by a $13.5-billion-dollar endowment, boasts $1.13 billion in research expenditures, and is one of only 17 institutions in the nation to hold the triple designation as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university.  College Station/Bryan has over 204,000 residents, is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country, has a low cost of living, and ready access to the metropolitan centers of Austin and Houston.  

Together, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Health, and the School of Medicine are working to improve healthcare through transformative education, innovative research, and team-based care delivery.


Applicants must have an MD, MD/PhD, DO or equivalent degree and hold active certification in their clinical specialty.

Successful candidates should have prior experience in medical education, research, and/or healthcare leadership, particularly in a primary care field, and have demonstrated qualities and competencies commensurate leading a clinical department.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board hosted by Interfolio.

  • Applicants interested in the non-tenure track position must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board hosted by Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/113808.
  • Applicants interested in the tenured position must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board hosted by Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/113811

Please upload the following: 1) cover letter of interest; 2) comprehensive curriculum vitae; 3) personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching and service, as applicable; and 4) contact information for five references. The letter of interest should include a summary of administrative roles and experiences and one’s passion and vision for Primary Care and Rural Medicine. Any questions regarding the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Gary McCord (g-mccord@tamu.edu) or Kimberly Meschke (meschke@tamu.edu).

Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program.