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University of Utah Education Scientist / DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Education Scientist / DOQ

Department 00256 - Surgery Administration

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin 09/01/2020


The Department of Surgery at the University of Utah seeks a Director of Surgical Education Development and Research to play an integral role in the educational mission of the Department. The successful applicant will have expertise in the scholarship of teaching and learning and will serve as a faculty member in the Department of Surgery, with specific responsibility for the development of excellent and innovative educational programs offered by and within the Department.

The Director of Surgical Education Development and Research will play an integral role in scholarship, assessment, and innovation in curriculum and instruction, implement educational programs designed to equip faculty, residents, and students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective teachers and learners, as well as foster and facilitate educational research within the department.

The duties of this position include curriculum development and implementation, program evaluation, faculty development, and grant writing to support the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative curricula, methods of instruction, and assessment of learning.

Ph.D. or EdD degree required, preferably specializing in education or related field involving training and assessment expertise (i.e. cognitive psychology, sociology, etc.) A minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Training and experience with research design as well as quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods. Experience or interest in surgical education, especially across the continuum of student and physician learning is desirable. Also, the candidate should have experience and interest in grant writing as well as experience and interest in publishing and presenting scholarly works in medical education.

The desired candidate should have a demonstrated ability in curriculum development, instructional design, implementation, assessment, and evaluation. The candidate should have well-developed relationship-building skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. The appointment will be at the Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, depending on the previous experience of the appointee.

Interested applicants must apply online:

For further information contact:

Brigitte Smith, MD

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 03/06/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02438F

Type Faculty

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