Department Head of Primary Care & Rural Medicine

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine | Bryan, Texas 77807

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: February 14, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32285


Department Head of Primary Care & Rural Medicine


The Opportunity

The Texas A&M University School of Medicine has partnered with AMN Healthcare to recruit a new Department Head of Primary Care & Rural Medicine (PCRM). The position will serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the PCRM department, reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine and will headquarter in College Station/Bryan, Texas.


As a key leader at both the University and School of Medicine, the PCRM department head will provide exemplary leadership to a well-established / highly regarded department that is committed to excellence in clinical care, education, and research. In addition to primary administrative responsibilities the new leader will also actively participate in sponsored research and/or the delivery of clinical care.


The vision of PCRM is to continue to develop meaningful and effective, innovators and leaders in medicine who will contribute to the transformation of American medicine during the 21st century.


The Organization

Texas A&M University is one of the highest ranked public universities in the nation, has a student population of just over 73,000 from all 50 states and 124 countries, and is a top 20 research enterprise. Texas A&M is supported by a $13.5-billion-dollar endowment, boasts $1.13 billion in research expenditures, and is one of only 17 institutions in the nation to hold the triple designation as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university.


The Texas A&M University School of Medicine is the largest of five health professions schools within Texas A&M Health and is one of the fastest growing academic health institutions in the nation. Together, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Health, and the School of Medicine are working to improve healthcare through transformative education, innovative research, and team-based care delivery.


PCRM is committed to full-scope family medicine and community care. Through a keen focus on rural populations and innovative care delivery, PCRM is eliminating health disparities throughout Texas and bringing health care where is needed most. The faculty consists of academic clinicians whose areas of practice focus on behavioral health, family medicine, geriatrics, gynecology, internal medicine, obstetrics, palliative care, sports medicine, and who care for patients while also teaching medical students, residents, and fellows in training. PCRM utilizes Texas A&M Medicine clinical sites and a select group of clinical affiliates to provide excellent educational settings for our faculty, students, and residents for a community-based approach to preventive health care.


College Station/Bryan

College Station/Bryan has over 204,000 residents, is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country, has a low cost of living, and ready access to the metropolitan centers of Austin and Houston.


The Position

The PCRM department head will build on the department’s successes and develop and execute a growth strategy that leverages the talents of a diverse faculty and staff. The department head is responsible for the supervision of faculty and staff and for the oversight, planning, and administration of the department’s operations and budget. The department head conducts annual evaluations of faculty and makes recommendations on faculty appointments, reappointments, promotions, changes in faculty status, conferral of tenure, approval, and renewal of faculty leave, and dismissals.



  • Applicants must have an MD, MD/PhD, DO or equivalent degree and hold active certification in their clinical specialty.
  • Successful candidates should have prior experience in medical education, research, and/or healthcare leadership, particularly in a primary care field, and have demonstrated qualities and competencies commensurate leading a clinical department.
  • Applicants will be considered for a tenured or non-tenured track academic faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor or Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor, depending on qualifications.


Process for Application

Please submit the following: 1) cover letter of interest and 2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae. The letter of interest should include a summary of administrative roles and experiences, as well as one’s passion and vision for primary care and rural medicine. Submissions and inquiries:


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environments for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.





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