Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practices - Faculty, Southern Utah Campus

Location: Ivins, UT
Date Posted: 03-20-2017
The Department of OPP at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Southern Utah (RVUCOM) invites applications at all professional ranks for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of OPP. 

The campus of RVUCOM is located in Ivins, Utah,20 minutes from St. George. Rocky Vista University of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) is committed to the education of osteopathic physicians who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of medicine, demonstrate integrity and professionalism in their lives, while providing ethical, compassionate, holistic and culturally competent osteopathic medical care to their patients.

All applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and salary requirements.

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


PRIMARY PURPOSE:  Participate in clinical and teaching activities in osteopathic principles of practice and osteopathic manipulative medicine at RVUCOM-SU.
  1. Actively participate in the education and instruction of medical students, other health care professional students, and residents while providing mentorship and motivations for learning, research and scholarly activity in classroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups, laboratory experience and research opportunities.
  2. Participate in the faculty practice plan to provide clinical services to patients.
  3. Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for student advising, tutoring, remediation and consultation.
  4. Provide professional and clinical services in ascertained clinical settings consistent with training and degree as assigned by administration and chair.
  5. Provide service to the university community and students through serving on COM and department committees, providing leadership, mentorship and expertise to student, participating in community outreach events and with professional organizations or groups as assigned by the Campus Dean or Department Chair.
  6. Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as a part of the colleges ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  7. Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, 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 knowledge, skills and competency established.
  8. 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.
  9. Maintain a personal and professional development plan and portfolio, including documentation of teaching, professional development activities and plans, service provided to college and communities, scholarly activity and research to assure personal growth and continued competency with specialty field.
  10. Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance.
  11. Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  12. Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the university and college in fulfilling its mission and vision though teaching, academic administrative duties (course/system coordinator), providing patient care, community service and/or perform special duties as assigned.
  13. Advance the prestige of the University and College through advancement of it mission and vision and advancement of your personal career.
  14. Other duties as assigned by the SU Campus Dean or his/her designee.
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the application of osteopathic principles and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum templates.
  4. Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers.
  1. Terminal degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) with current Board Certification in appropriate area of specialization if applicable.
  2. Academic experience as a faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, inclusive of an academically focused Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine residency program, or two (2) years of experience as a faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education program.
  3. Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education.
  4. Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies.  Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer if applicable.
  1. More than 3 (three) years of academic teaching experience in OPP.
  2. Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience in clinical, professional or educational settings in OPP.
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. 

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