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Assistant / Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles & Practices - Utah

Rocky Vista University
255 E. Center Street
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Rocky Vista University in Ivins, UT has an opening for a

Assistant/Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles & Practice - Utah

(Close Date: there is no close date at this time for this position)


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.


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




$200,000 - $215,000 per year, the posted salary range represents the minimum to the midpoint within RVU’s compensation plan.   RVU’s full compensation structure provides a minimum to a maximum range.  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.


RVU offers a full benefits package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, along with 2 weeks (minimum) accrued paid vacation days per year, 12 accrued sick days per year, personal days, 13 ½ paid holidays and 401(K) match up to 7% based on employee’s contribution. Join us in an environment where in-office work is the primary focus, complemented by hybrid work flexibility for eligible positions.


Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: We are Rocky Vista University (RVU), a diverse, equitable, and inclusive healthcare education university that recognizes, values, and respects the commonalities and differences reflected in our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We strive to be compassionate healthcare educators and practitioners who embrace and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.


RVU is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Primary Purpose

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

Essential Job Functions
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in curriculum development, assessment, and modification as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the university and college in fulfilling its mission and vision.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Campus Dean, Department Chair, or Department Vice Chair.
  • Marginal Job Functions


    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education, including the use of varied curriculum and teaching models.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the application of osteopathic principles and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree with current Board Certification or Board Eligibility in appropriate area of specialization.
  • Proficiency in teaching Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM).
  • Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, and scholarly activity.
  • Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies. 
  • Able to obtain osteopathic medical licensure in Utah.
  • Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • More than 2 (two) years of academic teaching experience in OPP at an undergraduate or graduate medical education program.
  • 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.


    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 positions 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 staffs 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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