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Assistant/Associate/Professor Department of Primary Care

University of Pikeville
Job Location:
Pikeville, 41501

The University of Pikeville seeks an innovative, energetic and collaborative candidate to assume the position of Assistant/Associate/Professor of Primary Care. This full-time position is under the supervision of the Chair of the Department of Primary Care.  The position is directly responsible for teaching, osteopathic clinical research, and service in the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) Department of Primary Care. Approximately 550 medical students, 30 full-time faculty, and a variety of clinical partners are part of the KYCOM team.

The Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) is ranked second among all D.O. and M.D. granting medical schools in the U.S. for graduates practicing in primary care and second for those practicing in rural areas. Since 1997, KYCOM's guiding principle has been to educate physicians to serve underserved and rural areas, with an emphasis on primary care. Nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains near a growing regional hospital, KYCOM's graduates are well prepared to enter high-quality and rigorous graduate medical education residencies.


  1. Responsible for teaching in those courses and associated labs within the KYCOM Department of Primary Care.
  2. Participates in and recommends curriculum development and evaluation.
  3. Assists in preparing course syllabi, objectives, lecture schedules, and testing procedures.
  4. Assists in preparing materials and documentation required for continued school accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association - COCA and other accrediting agencies.
  5. Actively serves on appointed KYCOM Faculty and UPIKE Committees.
  6. Provides clinical services as directed by the Department Chair and KYCOM Dean, which would be associated with primary care.
  7. Provides counseling, advising, and guidance to students.
  8. Attends Commencement, White Coat Ceremony, new student orientation, and University of Pikeville Opening Convocation.
  9. Participates in Faculty Development.
  10. Assists in the selection of students to attend KYCOM.
  11. Responsible for other duties as directed by the Chair or KYCOM Dean.


  • Must have earned a D.O. degree from a COCA-accredited college/school of osteopathic medicine.
  • Must be board-certified by the American Osteopathic Association or American Board of Medical Specialties in a primary care specialty (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics). 
  • Current and unrestricted medical license issued by the Kentucky Board of Medical License (KBML).
  • Current and unrestricted DEA certificate.


  • Teaching in an academic setting is preferred. 
  • Clinical experience within a primary care setting is required.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to embrace diversity to best serve a growing higher education community.
  • Ability to foster excellence and innovation.
  • A history of demonstrating strong character and outstanding integrity.
  • Strong critical thinking, anticipatory problem-solving, and attention to detail are required.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work to complete assignments accurately and within reasonable timeframes.
  • Must have current knowledge and skills in utilizing Microsoft Office Applications, including but not limited to Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Must be able to learn and utilize Learning Management Systems such as Canvas and the University's online platform and systems.
  • Must demonstrate cooperation, courtesy, and consideration when working with the professional community, KYCOM, KYCO, and UPIKE communities, faculty, students, and the public.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Alignment with the University of Pikeville and KYCOM missions.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, and dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, copies of their transcripts, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Department: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
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