Assistant/Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Recruitment Period:  1/1/17 - until filled
Status:  One Part Time (.40 FTE, but may include clinical practice to equal 1.0 FTE) and One Full Time

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.

The University currently offers the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine enrolling a total of 560 medical students with plans to develop other programs. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.

PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region.  It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit

Position Description:

PNWU invites applications and nominations for the part-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practices, College of Osteopathic Medicine. The primary responsibilities include lecture and lab instruction in Osteopathic Principles and Practices courses, development of test questions, research, and other responsibilities as assigned. The position may provide an opportunity for a clinical practice. The successful candidate must have earned a D.O. degree and be proficient in a variety of osteopathic manipulative techniques. The candidate needs to have or be eligible for a license to practice Osteopathic Medicine in the State of Washington. Board certification or eligibility by the AOBNMM or AOBSPOMM is preferred, but not required.   All applications are confidential will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary and faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases; schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and work with data utilizing specific, defined processes.


PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.

To ensure full consideration APPLY by the closing date. Please attach as one document, a resume/CV and references before submitting the online application.

For more information about the position, see the full job description.

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PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509.452.5100.