Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health

Job Locations US-CA-Vallejo
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The College of Osteopathic Medicine invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health. This robust department is comprised of our diverse clinical faculty.  


The successful candidate will need to have earned a D.O. degree and completed residency.  The Chair is the immediate supervisor, academic, and administrative leader of the faculty in the Clinical Sciences Department. The Chair derives responsibility and authority as delegated by the dean. The Chair is responsible for the day-to-day operations, and long-term growth and development of the department. Additional responsibilities include the judicious use of all resources allocated through the departmental budget, to include faculty and staff resources, distribution of departmental space, and use of departmental capital equipment.


This is an excellent opportunity to work with, educate, and mentor our future osteopathic physicians & our team of medical educators on our Vallejo campus, located in the beautiful Bay Area.


Click the link below to see some of the Benefits offered to our employees here at Touro University California!


  • Evaluate present and future needs of the department and communicate them in a timely fashion to the dean
  • Supervise and mentor clinical faculty and staff within the department
  • Facilitate and support the personal and professional growth and development of all members of the department
  • Manage the departmental budget and prepare necessary proposals for budgetary adjustments
  • Develop and deliver of a portion of the curriculum, including exam item writing and proctoring
  • Recruit, hire, and retain high quality faculty who fit TUCOM’s Mission and can support departmental needs
  • Mentor Touro University osteopathic medical students
  • Provide service on College and University committees
  • Lead departmental meetings
  • Attend and participate in the TUCOM Leadership Council (TLC) Meetings  
  • Perform other faculty duties as appropriate
  • Contribute to new knowledge through research activities, presentations, publications, potentially obtaining grants and/or contracts, clinical trials and other scholarly work
  • Provide reports and other documents as requested by dean
  • Practice at a Touro University California affiliated practice site in compliance with the candidate’s medical license and the job description of the site
  • Any other duties that shall be assigned by the Dean as needs arise 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (if applicable): should reflect who the employee is supervising and what the expectations are.


Clinical Faculty, adjunct clinical faculty, administrative assistants and staff, laboratory personal, as well as academic fellows




QUALIFICATION(S): is the Education, Training and/or related experience needed by the person to perform the job.


  • D.O. degree
  • Unrestricted medical licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in the state of California
  • Board certification (or eligibility of certification)
  • Clinical practice experience
  • Experience in medical education (at the undergraduate or graduate medical education level)
  • A minimum of 5 years of leadership experience
  • Research experience, or interest, preferred
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills
  • Active participation in professional societies in the local, state and national levels, including the American Osteopathic Association and its relevant State Association.
  • Personal integrity



Touro University California is an independent graduate institution located about 40 miles north of San Francisco on the northeast side of SF Bay.  In addition to the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University’s campus includes the College of Pharmacy, and the College of Education and Health Sciences, which includes graduate-level programs in education, nursing, Physician Assistant, and Masters in Public Health.  Further information is found on the University’s website


The College of Osteopathic Medicine opened in August 1997.  Its mission is to lead, to teach, and to serve through its programs in osteopathic medical education, clinical service, and scholarly activity. The accomplished faculty and student body are culturally diverse, and engage in dynamic interactive learning.  They participate in the mission of the College as they collaborate in further development and improvement of our D.O. program. Most recently the College of Osteopathic Medicine received its ten-year accreditation status in 2022.



Note: Maximum salary contemplates a 1.0 FTE faculty member who meets required clinical commitment target.

Maximum Salary

USD $271,000.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary

USD $215,000.00/Yr.


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