Sutter Health SMU-Assistant Professor-Podiatry (Oakland Campus) in Oakland, California


Job Summary:

As an Assistant Professor the incumbent is responsible for guiding the learning of students in classrooms and/or clinical settings.Faculty members are assigned to develop and teach the courses for which they are qualified by education, certification, and professional experience.Instructional duties include planning courses and curricula, didactic and clinical teaching, and evaluating courses.Related duties include academic advising of students, supervision of independent study projects, maintaining weekly office hours, attending meetings, serving on committees, and participation in special University events and ceremonies.Faculties at the rank of Assistant Professor are also expected to engage in relevant current clinical practice or scholarly activities in the teaching specialty as defined in the Faculty/Staff Handbook and to be actively engaged in professional activities, which enhance the faculty role.


Required Education and Experience:

  • An earned doctoral degree in podiatric medicine

  • Podiatric Residency Training through an accredited program

  • Clinical expertise in the clinical specialty area of the teaching assignment.

  • Expertise in podiatric surgery and/or podiatric radiology.

  • Publication record appropriate for this rank (refer to SMU Faculty Handbook) is required.

  • Service to the University and one’s profession appropriate for appointment at this rank.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships.

  • Calculates exam scores and grades.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Holds a current license to practice in California.

  • Other specialized certification or license may be required depending on the nature of the instructional assignment.

*Physical Effort Required – The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. Clinical instruction positions require the employee to move with students around a clinical unit while caring for patients. The employee must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and receive detailed information through verbal and written communication.

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Primary Location: California, East Bay, Oakland

Organization: Samuel Merritt University

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 6 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Part Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 40

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.