University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Number: SRGV5235
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Education and Academic Affairs
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
The Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs, Pre-Clerkships is a key member of the education leadership team, reporting to the Associate Dean for Educational Affairs. In this role, the Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs, Pre-Clerkships is responsible for leading curricular activities that reflect the vision, values and mission of the UTRGV SOM. The Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs, Pre-Clerkships will work closely with the Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs, Clerkships to structure the horizontal and vertical integration of the overall UME curriculum. Together they will work to promote student success by ensuring that all medical students achieve the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become competent, compassionate physician leaders.

Description of Duties:
  • Oversees the daily operations of the pre-clinical curriculum, which includes liaising closely with administrative staff, faculty and leadership.
  • Assists in the design, delivery and management of the UME basic science/ pre-clerkship curriculum.
  • Works closely with faculty and curriculum leadership team to co-create, implement and assess curricular innovations.
  • Oversees all aspects related to the evaluation of the pre-clinical curriculum including student faculty, and resident evaluations.
  • Oversees module development, integration, review and revisions.
  • Facilitates opportunities for module leadership to meet to integrate content.
  • Identify, support, supervise and evaluate module leadership, PBL facilitators, and faculty and instruction.
  • Assists in the supervision of the course coordinators for years 1-2 and ensure software program systems and daily job duties have been met; provide input into annual performance evaluation.
  • Oversees the Pre-Clerkship budget.
  • Continuously appraises the efficacy of the pre-clerkship curriculum in terms of attainment of competencies, appropriateness of sequencing, adequacy of content, pedagogical methods, etc. in order to promote meaningful curricular renewal.
  • Recommends and implements high-impact, evidence-informed curricular changes to restructure components of the current curriculum and respond to concerns or suggestions from students, faculty and staff.
  • Partners with module directors and teaching faculty to implement revisions and updates to the pre-clerkship curriculum.
  • Chairs the CCAC Pre-Clerkship subcommittee and serve on other committees related to the pre-clerkship curriculum.
  • Acts as a point contact person for students, faculty and administrators for all issues related to the basic science/ pre-clerkship curriculum.
  • In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, assist in the development and maintenance of postgraduate career planning and advising program for medical students.
  • In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, monitor and address academic or disciplinary problems arising with first and second year medical students.
  • Promotes the interests and welfare of the Office of Educational Affairs (faculty, staff, and students).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from Associate Dean of Educational Affairs. 

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff. 

Required Education:
Terminal degree from an accredited university. 

Preferred Education:


Required Experience:
Five (5) years of experience in medicine-related field or experience directly related to the duties that will be performed.

Preferred Experience:

Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.

Exceptional planning and organizational skills.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 08/09/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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