Education, Higher Education

Vice Dean, Educational Affairs

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
  • Edinburg, TX

This position has been filled.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine seeks an academic leader for Vice Dean of Educational Affairs. Apply within!Established in 2016, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine is the realization of the decades-long effort of community leaders and other supporters to establish a medical school in the Valley to provide health care to a region that historically has been burdened by health disparities.  The mission is to improve the quality of life and health for all in the Rio Grande Valley through collaborative innovations advancing healthcare, education, and research in a model of integration and teamwork within the community.

The UTRGV School of Medicine welcomed its charter class of 55 medical students in the summer of 2016. The UTRGV School of Medicine now has more than 100 medical students and more than 130 medical residents and fellows training in 16 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs throughout the Valley, with more training programs on the horizon. The UTRGV School of Medicine is comprised of 114 faculty in the following departments: Family and Preventative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Neurology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Biomedical Sciences, Population Health and Biostatistics, Human Genetics, Neurosciences, Immunology and Microbiology, and the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute.

Position Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine (SOM) is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the Vice Dean for Educational Affairs. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Vice Dean oversees all aspects of medical education spanning undergraduate, graduate, interprofessional, and continuing education for the School of Medicine (SOM).


  • Terminal degree aligned with health professions education and scholarly activity and educational achievement from an accredited university.
  • Medical degree (MD) strongly preferred with ability to obtain Texas Medical License and current Board Certification.
  • Six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member of UTRGV SOM.
  • Rank of associate professor or professor.
  • Experience as a leader (e.g. Assistant or Associate Dean) in medical education.
  • Experience with LCME, ACGME and ACCME site visits and accreditation.
  • Experience managing large budgets and providing supervision for multiple employees.
  • Conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated record of excellent interpersonal and communications skills with students, staff, and faculty.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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 it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Scroll to top