Assistant / Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles & Practices - Utah

Job ID 2021-1336
Job Locations
Regular Full-Time
Budgeted Salary Range
$170,000 - $200,000 per year

Location, Job Title, Benefits

Rocky Vista University in Ivins, UT has an opening for a

Assistant/Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles & Practice - Utah


To be considered for this position applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and salary requirements.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.


The salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.


RVU offers a full benefits package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick and holidays.


RVU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Primary Purpose

The Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Southern Utah (RVUCOM-SU) invites applications at all professional ranks for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of OPP / OMM. 

RVUCOM-SU is committed to the education of osteopathic physicians who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of medicine, and who demonstrate integrity and professionalism in their lives while providing ethical, compassionate, holistic, and culturally competent osteopathic medical care to their patients.

The RVUCOM-SU campus is located on 30 acres in Ivins, Utah overlooking the majestic Red Rock Mountains. Ivins is in the southwest corner of the state which is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to many state and national parks along with a temperate and dry climate which contributes to over 300 days of sunshine yearly. The mild winters and hot summers provide residents with year-round outdoor weather and opportunities to explore.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:   Participate in OPP teaching and related clinical activities at RVUCOM-SU.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Actively participate in the education and instruction of medical students, other health care professional students, and residents while providing mentorship and motivation for learning, research, and scholarly activity in classroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups, laboratory experiences, and research opportunities.
  2. Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, and provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure that the students of the COM meet the standards established by the faculty and college and obtain the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies.
  3. Participate in curriculum development, assessment, and modification as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  4. Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and provide feedback to other members of the faculty as a portion of the colleges ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  5. Provide professional and clinical services in ascertained clinical settings consistent with training and degree as assigned by administration and the Department Chair or Vice Chair.
  6. Provide service to the university community and students through serving on COM and department committees; by providing leadership, mentorship and expertise to students; and by participating in community outreach events and with professional organizations or groups as assigned by the Campus Dean, Department Chair, or Department Vice Chair.
  7. Maintain a personal and professional development plan and portfolio, including documentation of teaching, professional development activities and plans, service provided to college and communities, and scholarly activity and research to assure personal growth and continued competency.
  8. Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  9. Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the university and college in fulfilling its mission and vision.
  10. Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance, and advance the prestige of the University and College through advancement of its mission and vision, and advancement of your personal career.
  11. Other duties as assigned by the Campus Dean, Department Chair, or Department Vice Chair.

Marginal Job Functions


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education, including the use of varied curriculum and teaching models.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the application of osteopathic principles and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).
  3. Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree with current Board Certification or Board Eligibility in appropriate area of specialization.
  2. Proficiency in teaching Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM).
  3. Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, and scholarly activity.
  4. Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies. 
  5. Able to obtain osteopathic medical licensure in Utah.
  6. Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. More than 2 (two) years of academic teaching experience in OPP at an undergraduate or graduate medical education program.
  2. Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience in medical research or education in clinical, professional or educational settings in OPP.


Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.


Rocky Vista University, on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and students effective July 1, 2021


Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all position at the University.

  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels;
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and /or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.;
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.


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