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Chair Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP)

Rocky Vista University
Colorado, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 13, 2023

Rocky Vista University

Rocky Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Rocky Vista University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location: US-CO-Englewood | US-UT-Ivins
Category: Faculty
Type: Full-Time

Location, Job Title, Benefits

Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO has an opening for a

Chair Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) (Full-Time)

To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements.


$200,000-$245,000+ 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. Academic Rank will be based upon Criteria for Initial Rank established by the Rank and Promotions Committee.

Chair duties receive stipend of $20,000 annually added to base salary.


RVU offers a full benefits package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, along with 2 weeks 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. A hybrid work model with remote flexibility is also available 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

This department houses the discipline of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Principles and Practice. The Chair of this department will be responsible for planning, directing, and implementing programs, policies and procedures for the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) that ensures the integration of scientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge and skills, biomedical sciences, anatomical sciences, and osteopathic principles and practices for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral students, provide service to the university and professional communities and engage in innovative scholarship and research to advance medical knowledge.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide oversight and direction for the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) faculty and staff in planning, developing and implementing the College's and University's curriculum.
  • Provide oversight and direction for the education and instruction of medical students and other health care profession students while providing mentorship and motivation for learning, research and scholarly activity in classroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups, laboratory experience and research opportunities.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) faculty and staff annually or as indicated by policy, report evaluations to the Dean of RVUCOM, make recommendations for discipline, promotion and recognition of the faculty and develop a culture of excellence, continuous improvement and advancement for each of the faculty members.
  • Establish a culture of availability for faculty advising, student advising, tutoring, remediation and consultation.
  • Plan, develop, and manage the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP) budget to allow the department to implement educational programs for the COM and University, ensure effective and efficient operational functions and procedures consistent with established college policies.
  • Provide professional and clinical services in the RVU Health Clinic or another clinical setting consistent with contract, training, and degree as assigned by administration.
  • Coordinate and integrate Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) faculty teaching and clinical services schedule.
  • Provide service to the university community and students through serving on COM, University, 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 Dean or Provost.
  • Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as a part of the college's ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • 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.
  • Provide administrative leadership, faculty mentorship and development for junior members of the faculty, staff and students.
  • Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and provide feedback to other members of the faculty as a component of the college's ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • Advance the perceived value and output of research and scholarly activity among the faculty and students of the COM and University through leadership, mentorship and participation.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance.
  • 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 though teaching, academic administrative duties (course/system coordinator), providing patient care, and community service and/or perform special duties as assigned.
  • Advance the prestige of the University and College through advancement of and avocation for its mission and vision.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean, Provost, or his/her designee.

Marginal Job Functions

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

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrate leadership skills, delegation skills, and time management skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education
  • Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum templates
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate faculty, staff, and students
  • Track record of leadership on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (DO) with current Board Certification in appropriate area of specialization if applicable
  • Academic experience as a full time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine or experience as a full time faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education program
  • Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education
  • Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies
  • Eligible for coverage by college's malpractice insurer, if applicable

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrative experience in clinical, professional, research or educational settings

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, on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and students effective July 1, 2021. Appropriate exemptions may be considered, and individual state laws may apply.

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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