Academic Positions

Oceania University of Medicine (OUM) in Samoa was established through a joint venture between the Samoan government and a US based medical education company. OUM is an innovative international university at the forefront of medical teaching and offers a 4 year graduate entry MBBS/MD medical degree geared at providing existing health professionals opportunities to expand their primary care education and career choices.

Medical School: Clinical & Basic Science Faculty

Location: Online Teaching or Campus based in Apia.
Position Status: Contractor. 

Casual or consulting contracts are available for clinical & basic science educatorss in the area of curriculum development and teaching. Clinical consultants are required to have a minimum of an MBBS/MD degree and basic science consultants must have a PhD/MBBS/MD. Successful applicants will have at least 2 years teaching experience in a recognized medical school.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: Ongoing.

For a full position description please click here to download (pdf format)
Further details:
please email

Please forward a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and CV to  and specify the relevant position in the subject line.

Oceania University of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.

Oceania University of Medicine (Samoa)
National Health Complex, Motootua
Apia, Samoa
Tel: +685 30423
Fax: +685 30291


Medical Faculty and Content Developers

Location: Online.
Position Status: Contractor. 

Oceania University of Medicine (OUM), an accredited international medical school,, invites applications from candidates with teaching and/or research experience in any of the basic and/or clinical sciences for its medical education programs. These are remote positions with an attractive salary and flexible schedules. Candidates with a special interest in e-learning opportunities are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be required to teach lectures online/remotely and/or create e-learning materials, take part in curriculum development, and participate in interdisciplinary collaborations.

There are currently teaching and e-learning development positions for the following topics:

  • Anatomy, Embryology, Neuroanatomy
  • Biochemistry & Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Histology & Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Behavioral Medicine


Clinical subject areas include Medicine, OB-GYN, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine.

Successful candidates should:

  • have computer literacy and Internet access
  • have strong background knowledge in the subject matter
  • be able to provide timely and efficient production of English-language delivered materials
  • have a demonstrated strong command of written and spoken English


Located in Samoa, OUM offers MD and MBBS degree programs. As a hybrid medical school, OUM delivers its educational curriculum with blended courses offered online with live virtual classroom sessions. This is a remote position and will not require relocation.

Applicants should possess an MD, MBBS, and/or PhD degree. Teaching experience in the United States or the Commonwealth is desirable but not required. Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae by email to


Academic Advisors

Location: Online.
Position Status: Contractor. 

OUM has established an academic advising program, the ultimate purpose of which is to ensure the success of our students. The academic advisor, in conjunction with the appropriate faculty, will assist the student understand difficult basic science concepts. The academic advisor will also help the student develop short- and long-term strategies for acquiring the fund of knowledge required to successfully complete the pre-clinical curriculum and pass USMLE Step 1 or the AMC exam in Australia.

The portfolio of students for the academic advisor would include 10-15 students at different points in the preclinical curriculum. The ultimate number of students will depend upon the advisor’s availability.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor the academic progress of each student in his/her portfolio, and report monthly to the Director of Preclinical Education on each student’s strengths and weaknesses and recommended actions for remedying any weaknesses.
    • Proactively contact enrolled students by telephone or Skype on a weekly basis.
    • Maintain a weekly, detailed log of any and all contact with OUM students, whether initiated by the student or by the advisor. Log should include information about each student’s study activities and any progress being made and milestones reached.
    • Administer a weekly diagnostic test consisting of USMLE-type questions (from USMLE World and other sources) to assess the student’s fund of knowledge. While not part of the student’s grade, the test results would be part of the student’s file and used to document normal progress toward graduation and the student’s readiness for promotion to the next module.
    • Assess student knowledge as applied to material in the current module and serve as a partial summative evaluation of the student’s knowledge in light of other modules taken.
    • Upon receipt of grades, advisor will work with student to identify areas of weakness and further development.
    • Provide time management, academic writing, as well as study and test-taking skills advice.
  • Contact students on break (not enrolled in a module) weekly to ascertain readiness to begin next module and to make appropriate assignments to enhance knowledge retention and student readiness for the next module.
  • As appropriate, the advisor may interact with the student’s faculty to gain an understanding of the course material being presented to students, to gain insight into the student’s performance, and to discuss any outstanding issues of the student’s performance.
  • As appropriate, the advisor may interact with the student’s physician mentor (where allocated) to gain insight into the student’s performance and to reinforce remedies suggested by the advisor to address any gaps in student knowledge. Care must be taken to avoid violating confidentiality of student grades and specific performance issues.
  • Students will be required to respond to and work with advisors on their academic performance. Advisors will have input into the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE).
  • Advisors will be required to present progress reports on students along with the time spent on each and will be compensated based on the size of their portfolio.
  • The advisor is not an advocate for the student and will neither advise nor represent the student in appeals to instructors or the Student Affairs Committee. The advisor may inform students of the pertinent policies and procedures, but may not provide advice on strategy and tactics for appeals and other such actions. The Student Affairs Committee may ask the advisor to verify any assertions or claims about academic performance made by the student or for an ad hoc opinion regarding the student’s case.
  • The advisor’s performance will be evaluated semi-annually, based on student performance on final module grades and USMLE Step 1 results as well as the frequency and quality of contact with students, as demonstrated by student contact records.




  • $50/hour of contact per student per week
  • Invoices submitted by the last day of the month with student progress reports and enrollment information will be paid on the first day of the following month (roughly 31 days).


Closing Date: Until filled.

Further details: please email

Curriculum vitae should be sent via e-mail to Please note “Academic Advisor” in the subject line of the e-mail.


Oceania University of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.

Oceania University of Medicine (Samoa)
National Health Complex, Motootua
Apia, Samoa
Tel: +685 30423
Fax: +685 30291



General Staff Positions

Title:  Student Coordinator—American Samoa

Hours:  Part time, as assigned, day time and on-call

Location:  Pago Pago, American Samoa

Duties:  The Student Coordinator—American Samoa will provide information and handle the logistics to house and orient Oceania University of Medicine students doing clinical rotations and internships at LBJ Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago.  In particular, the Coordinator will:

  • Investigate and confirm availability of quality housing to meet the students’ needs, including but not limited to negotiating and arranging leases and communicating with students and landlords all requirements to ensure their comfort and safety, prior to student arrival.
  • Provide information to OUM administration and students on local sources for shopping, dining, entertainment, transportation, and other living essentials such as laundry, banking, churches, etc.
  • Provide information to students regarding transportation/shipping of their belongings within American Samoa.
  • Upon arrival, greet students/interns at the airport and orient them to the geography of Pago Pago in a two-hour orientation session.
  • Work with students, OUM administration, and the hospital to coordinate documentation required for each rotation by the hospital and OUM.
  • As needed, provide resources to students who need assistance with legal or government matters, such as immigration, visas, etc.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with LBJ Tropical Medical Center regarding logistical issues surrounding clinical rotations.
  • Track clinical rotation opportunities and communicate to OUM administration.
  • As requested, provide reports to OUM administration on the status of the OUM students/interns in American Samoa.


  • High school diploma required.  College coursework preferred.
  • At least three years’ experience in the hospitality or customer service industries.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.
  • Computer proficient.  Regular access to the Internet and e-mail.  Familiarity with Skype.
  • A friendly, helpful demeanor, diplomatic approach to problem-solving, and proactive attention to detail.
  • Valid driver’s license and own reliable transportation.

Reports to:  Director of Communications & Recruitment and works closely with General Manager, Australia/New Zealand and Student Affairs Coordinator for North America.

To apply:  Send cover letter, resume, and three references to  Deadline for applications is October 14.

Oceania University of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.

Oceania University of Medicine (Samoa)
National Health Complex, Motootua
Apia, Samoa
Tel: +685 30423
Fax: +685 30291