Open Rank Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Department of Family Medicine, Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP-Northwest)

Open Rank Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Department of Family Medicine, Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP-Northwest)
Leadership, Clinical Research, Family Medicine, DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, Primary Care, Graduate Medical Education, Medical School Teaching & Curriculum Development, Osteopathic Medicine
Lebanon, Oregon


Open Rank Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Department of  Family Medicine, Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP-Northwest)

Open Rank Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Department of Family Medicine - WesternU COMP - Northwest

The role of the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) is to train students according to the mission of COMP. This is accomplished through excellence in curriculum, translational research, service and osteopathic clinical practice. The faculty is expected to mentor and be a role model for students.

The Mission of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) is to prepare students to become technically competent, culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate physicians who are lifelong learners and will serve society by providing comprehensive, patient-centered healthcare with the distinctive osteopathic philosophy.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: DO or MD degree. Residency trained and Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Experience: 2-3 years’ experience in Family Medicine
  • Licensure:  Unrestricted State Licensure and Unrestricted Drug Enforcement Agency certificate

Position Specifics

Open Rank Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Department of  Family Medicine, Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP-Northwest)

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 65% Teach clinical skills, values and attitudes identified by the WesternU/COMP Department of Family Medicine as necessary and appropriate to be competent and compassionate osteopathic primary care physicians. Teaching responsibilities may include but are not limited to classroom teaching and precepting WesternU students of all programs on clinical rotations as well as assignments deemed appropriate by the Chair/Vice Chair of Family Medicine and the Dean of COMP. Perform administrative duties associated with the responsibilities of the position.

   Full participation in Clinical Medicine & Reasoning (CM&R) portion of the curriculum and other clinically oriented courses, activities,or programs.  Serve as lead, co-lead or faculty in other courses or curricular blocks as assigned.

  • 10% Attend monthly COMP Department of Family Medicine meetings and other meetings, workshops, study sessions, etc. as assigned. Attend faculty development seminars and academic boot camp.  Proactively seek out and participate in other professional development and CME opportunities.

   Serve on faculty committees as elected or assigned.  Serve as a faculty advisor to students in years 1 – 4 as assigned or      requested by the student.

Research and Grants

  • 10% Help to develop and participate in research projects entered into by WesternU as agreed upon by COMP Department of Family Medicine.

   Participate in development and implementation of grants in Family Medicine or other state, federal or private grantsawarded to WesternU/COMP.

  • 5% Participate in the admissions interview process. Participate in WesternU’s Interprofessional Education curriculum.

Clinical Practice

  • 5% Provide appropriate osteopathic primary medical care for patients through the WesternU medical centers or affiliated medical programs as directed by the Department Chair and/or the Medical Director. This includes, but is not limited to, appropriate office, hospital, nursing/convalescent and home care of WesternU patients. The physician will be required to provide his/her fair proportional share of after-hours call and any extended hours that are determined to be necessary for the effective operations of WesternU medical care facilities, including weekends and holidays.  Maintain unrestricted licensure, DEA, and board certification.
  • 5% Participate in community outreach programs, including but not limited to, health screenings and health fairs.

Open Rank Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Department of  Family Medicine, Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP-Northwest)

Western University of Health Sciences

For 40 years, Western University of Health Sciences has had a special mission: Educating tomorrow’s health-care professionals with a combination of scientific excellence and a humanistic, compassionate approach to patient care.  WesternU is one of the largest graduate schools for the health professions in California. Alumni rank among the top leaders in health care and medicine throughout the country and the world.

The University is home to more than 3,800 students in nine health sciences colleges and 20 degree programs, as well as more than 1,100 employees, and its main campus in Southern California is one of the most thriving enterprises in the Pomona and Inland valleys. WesternU Pomona, encompassing 22 acres, has helped transform downtown Pomona into a thriving mix of retail, commercial and educational enterprises.

The University also operates an osteopathic medical campus in the Pacific Northwest, in Lebanon, Oregon. This campus, known as COMP-Northwest, welcomed its inaugural class of 107 osteopathic medical students in July 2011, and has grown to more than 400.

All of the health care programs have professional accreditations, and the University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Open Rank Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Department of  Family Medicine, Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP-Northwest)

WesternU - Colleges & Degrees

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (founding college)
    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest
    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • College of Health Sciences
    • HS, PA, PT, OT
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
    • Master of Science (MS) in Health Sciences
    • Master of Science (MS) in Physician Assistant Studies
    • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • College of Pharmacy
    • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
    • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • College of Graduate Nursing
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    • Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP)
    • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    • Master of Science Nursing Entry (MSN-E)
    • Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate
    • Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Certificate
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • College of Dental Medicine
    • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • College of Optometry
    • Doctor of Optometry (OD)
  • College of Podiatric Medicine
    • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
  • Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences
    • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS)
    • Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS)

Department of Family Medicine

The specialty of family medicine is nearly limitless in the patient populations that we care for, the venues in which we deliver that care, and the range of patient issues, from preventative care to solving diagnostic mysteries to disease management to procedural medicine. Family physicians are asked to do it all and do it well. Our mission is to provide students with a strong foundation in clinical medicine to prepare them well to care for their future patients using the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine in a way that values the whole person and the important intersection between body, mind, and spirit. We strive to meet our mission while making certain that the students maintain their own health as they navigate through their medical education journey.

Open Rank Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Department of  Family Medicine, Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP-Northwest)

Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP)

COMP remains committed to ushering a new generation of osteopathic physicians who serve their patients with purpose, passion, and proficiency. The faculty and staff at both campuses inspire a shared vision of a student-centered, inter-professional approach to learning with a meaningful emphasis on humanistic health care. We strive to model the way for our students and alumni by being leaders in our profession, our communities, and in the realm of academia. Today’s advanced technology and the ever-growing body of medical knowledge continue to move COMP and COMP-Northwest into a new era of medicine. A vigorous desire to heal combined with their strong medical education makes our students stand apart from the rest. Our students thrive in a culture of patient-focused care because they practice on a foundation of professionalism, benevolence, and respect. They understand that while they practice the art of medicine with their heads, they must never forget to use their hearts. 

COMP History

COMP was established in 1977 as a direct and important response to a critical shortage of primary care physicians in the western United States. Philip Pumerantz, PhD, accepted the invitation of the college’s board of directors to become the founding president in September of 1977. In January 1978, COMP received pre-accreditation status from the American Osteopathic Association. Provisional accreditation status was achieved in July of 1978 and full accreditation in February 1982. In August of 1996, in order to better reflect its stature, COMP was restructured into a university with a new name: Western University of Health Sciences.


Open Rank Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) Department of  Family Medicine, Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP-Northwest)

Lebanon, Oregon is centrally located between the coast and the mounts on State Highways 34 and 20. A friendly community nestled at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in the heart of the Willamette Valley. A unique mix of residential, commercial, industrial, and education environments provides an outstanding quality of life.

How to apply

Academic Med is a retained executive search firm that specializes in the recruitment of physicians, scientists, and leaders for academic medical schools & health systems throughout the United States. This search is led by Gentry Zacheis, President of Academic Med. The Academic Med Search team will be working closely with Paula M. Crone, DO, Professor and Dean of COMP, on this key recruitment effort. Please submit applications, nominations, and/or confidential inquiries to:


COMP is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. COMP will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.