University of Utah Associate Director of Education Research in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/06/2018

Requisition Number PRN17393B

Job Title Associate Director, Research & Science

Working Title Associate Director of Education Research

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, standard business hours

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01471 - SOM Curriculum/Med ED

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 92000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Associate Director of Education Research will help promote education innovation within the School of Medicine by supporting Curriculum Leadership and Core Educators in conducting and disseminating meaningful educational research and scholarship. In so doing, the Associate Director will primarily help Core Educators achieve promotion and career advancement.

The Associate Director of Education Research will report directly to the Associate Dean of Education, Curriculum and work closely with the Assistant Dean for Education Quality Improvement and the Director of Education Research and Scholarship to design a scholarship track for Core Educators. Collaboration with Assistant Deans of Curriculum, Core Educators, and leadership across the Dean’s Office will also be expected.

These collaborations will focus on specific educational research and scholarship projects designed to advance teaching, learning, and assessment practices within the medical school with the Associate Director playing a role large in project management.

This position allows for a faculty appointment if desired.


ApplicantMUSTmeet and demonstrate these minimum qualifications in order to effectively design and direct the above referenced scholarship track for Core Educators:

A master’s degree or equivalent in education, which includes coursework in research design, instructional design, performance assessment, and program evaluation

5 years of work experience in a health profession or higher education organization as an educator, evaluator, instructional designer, educational researcher, statistician and/or equivalent

Ability to coordinate education research and scholarship projects (both quantitative and qualitative) from conception to dissemination of results

Ability to provide consultation about educational research and scholarship stemming from curriculum design, teaching, learner assessment, and program evaluation

Ability to help form and support work groups (i.e., “communities of practice”), both as group leader and group member

Ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks, and complete responsibilities with minimal supervision

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and for both technical and non-technical audiences

Ability to use core functions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, and to learn advanced functions when needed, to complete expected tasks

• This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


PhD degree in educational psychology, psychology, or equivalent

Medical education work experience

Ability to use, and or learn to use, core functions of advanced software commonly used in support of research and scholarship, including data management software such as Microsoft Access, statistical analysis software such asSPSS, qualitative analysis software such as Dedoose, online survey generation software such as Qualtrics, learning management systems software such as Canvas, and data visualization software such as Tableau

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.