Director of Preclinical Education Utah

Job ID 2021-1405
Job Locations
Academic Administrative Faculty
Regular Full-Time
Budgeted Salary Range
$83,000-$115,000 annually

Location, Job Title, Benefits

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

Director of Preclinical Education


To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter 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

Coordinate and manage the preclinical COM curriculum in coordination with the Director of Preclinical Education for the Colorado Campus.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Assist and provide feedback to Pre-Clinical COM course directors for the supervision and execution of Pre-Clinical courses, including assistance with course planning, scheduling of academic teaching events, communication with guest teaching faculty, interfacing with the Office of Testing, finalization of grades, delivering the end of course report to the COM curriculum committee (DOCC), addressing student needs and concerns, and completing curriculum assessment.
  2. Monitor, assess, and meet with UT students with course failures or otherwise have academic difficulties, including the planning of remediation or the referral to the Student Performance Committee and/or the Dean, as policy requires.
  3. Create, refine, and maintain Pre-Clinical COM academic calendar, daily schedule, and global block schedules.
  4. Reserve space necessary for the delivery of the Pre-Clinical COM curriculum.
  5. In support of both Pre-Clinical COM student support and curriculum delivery, serve as a liaison with Office of Testing, Registrar’s Office, IT, Financial Aid, Department of Clinical Education, Department of Student Affairs, Department Chairs, Student Performance Committee, Student Leaders, Department of Tracks and Special Programs, Administration, and Faculty.
  6. Review and approve/reject all UT student excused absence requests from required academic events.
  7. Coordinate makeup and remediation examinations with the testing center and course directors.
  8. Interface with and provide support to guest faculty as needed.
  9. Act as a liaison between students and administration for issues and questions concerning the curriculum, schedule, academic and personal issues, excused absences, and COM activities.
  10. Assist in the preparation for and with actual visits by accrediting bodies.
  11. Participate in scholarly work with colleagues and students, resulting in publications and presentations.
  12. Serve on various committees and task forces, as assigned by the Dean or their designee.
  13. Actively participate in the education and instruction of RVU students, through didactic, lab, active learning, or other teaching modalities, as applicable.
  14. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Preclinical Curriculum, the Assistant Dean of Preclinical Program Assessment, the COM Dean and/or their designee.

Marginal Job Functions

  1. Assist administration, faculty and staff in special projects as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of varied curricular structures and modalities.
  3. Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency and advanced skill with various types of software, including Learning Management Systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Work, Excel, Teams), web forms, and others, as needed.
  5. Demonstrate an aptitude to deploy new technologies as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Terminal degree: PhD, DO, MD, or other equivalent doctorate degree.
  2. Three (3) years academic experience as a full-time faculty member in higher education.
  3. Demonstrated leadership and productivity in scholarly activity, education, and professional/academic service.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Two (2) years academic experience as a full time faculty member at a medical school.
  2. Experience as a Course Director at a medical school.
  3. Experience with college accreditation.
  4. Experience with testing and assessment.


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


Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete.Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.



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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