Job Positions

Learning Specialist

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Academic Success Program


University of Utah School of Medicine

Date Posted:

Jun 11 2018 10:00PM

Close Date:

open until filled

Position Description

The Learning Specialist will plan and implement programs for and meet individually with students in the University of Utah School of Medicine to help them improve their learning and development.


Develop, market, conduct, and assess an academic success workshop series to include presentations on time management, test taking, critical thinking, memory and concentration, study skills and learning strategies. Provide individual consultation to students as follow up to workshop session and as requested. Provide individual consultation to students who require specific assistance in development and refinement of test-taking skills relevant to medical education. Assist directors in administering the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory to all first-year medical students and meeting with the students to review their results. Oversee required Phase I and Phase II remediation for medical students. Oversee the School of Medicine supplemental instruction program, which includes providing assessment of supplemental instruction needs and supplemental instruction leader training. Provide training for School of Medicine tutors. Serve on School of Medicine and university-wide committees directed at student learning and development. In conjunction with directors, review School of Medicine student performance and assessment data to identify learning needs of students. Work closely with clerkship directors and coordinators to develop an online site for providing resources for success in the Phase III curriculum, with particular focus on end of clerkship subject and clinical exams. 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.

Application Process

Complete application online at

Institution Information

At the University of Utah School of Medicine, we offer outstanding training opportunities for students seeking a medical doctorate degree. Our goal is to select the most capable students to attend our school and to have a balanced, but heterogeneous group that will excel in both the art and science of medicine. We also recognize that a diverse student body promotes an atmosphere of creativity, experimentation and discussion that is conducive to learning. In our program, students are exposed to a variety of perspectives and experiences preparing them to care for patients in all walks of life and in every segment of society.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Rebecca Lish Academic Success Program Director


Required Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in a related area plus three years of experience in budget, grant and program management or equivalency required. Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or other related area, or equivalency (2 years of work experience is equivalent to 1 year of education). Three years of related work experience in a higher education setting. Knowledge of and experience applying student development and learning theories. Experience working with students from diverse educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion. Experience working in an advising, counseling or teaching capacity in higher education setting. Experience working high-achieving students, medical students or other graduate and professional students. Experience developing programs in a higher education setting. Experience collaborating with faculty and staff.