proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine - Chair, Specialty Medicine

Buffalo, NY

The Founding Chairperson for Specialty Medicine is a senior leadership position within the organization. This role is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of Specialty Medicine during the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine seeking accreditation curriculum. The Founding Chairperson for Specialty Medicine collaborates with various stakeholders, including physicians, faculty members, osteopathic medical students and administrative staff to ensure a successful osteopathic medical education for D’Youville University proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine seeking accreditation. 

The Chairperson for Specialty Medicine reports to the Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine at the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine seeking accreditation and works closely with the Associate Dean in Preclinical Education preparing osteopathic medical students for future training in Graduate Medical Education. 

The selected candidate is expected to start in the Summer of 2024. 

Your responsibilities include establishing and overseeing the undergraduate curriculum in specialty medicine that meet the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) standards and American Osteopathic Association. Curriculum is written in collaboration with the Associate Dean in Pre-Clinical Education and the Associate Dean in Clinical Education. You will also develop strategies to increase faculty effectiveness. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning, developing, and evaluating the specialty medicine curriculum
  • Participates in the instruction and supervision of medical students at all phases of training including didactics, small groups, clinical cases, clinical skill labs, clinical patient care, simulation training, procedure, and task training, and standardized patient encounters.
  • Supervises the development and implementation of the clinical curriculum in specialty medicine for the third and fourth years.
  • Oversees student performance and assessment of third- and fourth-year medical students on clinical rotations in Specialty Medicine.
  • Assists in the development of early clinical experience opportunities for students in years 1 and 2.
  • Supports Specialty Medicine and Surgery Clerkship Directors and faculty Clinical Sites.
  • Evaluates faculty and staff members according to their job descriptions and consistent with medical school, and university standards.
  • Reviews all faculty appointment applications for the Department of Clinical Medicine provides recommendations to the appointment and promotion committee.
  • Participates in fundraising activities.
  • Serves on committees within the medical school as assigned.
  • Represents the COM by serving on state and national committees.
  • Collaborates with other departments and colleges at the University to develop and implement interprofessional educational curriculum and clinical experiences.
  • Serves as the faculty mentor for the appropriate student interest group(s).
  • Serves as a faculty advisor and provides mentorship for medical students pursuing specialty medicine/surgery.
  • Writes letters for students applying to ACGME residency training programs.
  • Participates in interviewing applicants for potential admission to the COM.
  • Participates in required COM faculty development.
  • Leads the Specialty Medicine research and scholarly activity strategic plan.
  • Participates in and supports faculty involvement with educational, clinical, research and scholarly activity.

Required Qualifications

  • DO or MD degree required.
  • Board certification is required by either the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • Must have a previously demonstrated commitment to education.
  • Experience in teaching and academic leadership in a medical education setting


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on various multidisciplinary teams.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, performance metrics and quality improvement.
  • Skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain evaluation and development procedures.
  • Ability to identify problems, develop solutions and implement change.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Including Word, Excel, Power Point, & Outlook

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Mental/Visual Demand and Physical Effort.
  • For a normal office environment, you must be able to lift 50lbs from floor level.
  • Must be able to lift and maneuver normal size full file box for archival purposes.
  • Must be able to occasionally bend, twist, and stoop.
  • Frequent typing of computer keyboard.
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment such as computer, mobile device, phone, copier, scanner, printer, or related items.
  • May be called upon to work beyond the normal workday.
  • Must have good personal hygiene and adhere to corporate dress policy (business casual)

Work Remotely - No

Work Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $200,000.00 - $225,000.00 per year

Additional Salary Information

The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and associated responsibilities, and the experience, education, and training of the selected candidate.

About the Institution:

D'Youville is a highly regarded private university and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D'Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community. 

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D'Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D'Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Today, D'Youville features degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts along with the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine seeking accreditation and encourages students to integrate community service with coursework. D'Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners and students historically underrepresented in higher education. 

All job offers are contingent upon legal authorization to be employed in NYS as determined by NYS DOL. 

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D'Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. We seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D'Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to serve the community and change the world.