Utah State University

Lecturer - Medical Assistant Program

City Price Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/9/2023 2:14 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University (USU) is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable, and experienced candidate for a faculty position as a Lecturer in the Medical Assistant (MA) program at the USU Eastern Campus in Price, Utah. This position is a non-tenure track, academic-year (nine-month) appointment with the possibility of additional compensation for summer months depending on summer work responsibilities, enrollment, and available funding. 


The primary role assignment is teaching (95%). Within the teaching role, the successful candidate is expected to teach 21 credit hours of medical assistant program coursework over two semesters. In addition, the faculty member will be expected to maintain regular office hours and provide direction, leadership, and oversight of the medical assistant program on the USU-Eastern campus. The additional role assignment is service (5%), and the successful candidate will be expected to provide meaningful service to the department, campus, university, the profession, and the community.


The Department of Technology, Design and Technical Education (TDTE) in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences will provide oversight for the program as part of the technical education certificate offerings in southeastern Utah. The successful candidate will report to the TDTE associate department head (director) over the health professions programs at USU. 


Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Assess the instructional needs of students in the program and coordinate the development of a plan to address these needs.
  • Maintain the primary responsibility for scheduling classes within the program reporting to the Program director and Health Professions staff assistant.
  • Participate in the development of and assume responsibility for program oversight by the Director of Health Professions.
  • Assist and encourage full-time and part-time faculty within the program with their professional development, curriculum development, and meeting program outcome goals.
  • Participate in the review of the University catalog on an annual basis with regard to program curricula and make appropriate recommendations for changes.
  • Participate in the recruitment and interview process of qualified part-time faculty for the program and make recommendations as requested to the Director of Health Professions.
  • Complete peer to peer teaching evaluation of both full-time and part-time faculty in the program as assigned.
  • Coordinate departmental textbook and supply orders.
  • Maintain communication and work cooperatively with clinical instructors of off-campus instructional sites.
  • Assist with the coordination of Distance Education classes as required by the Director of Health Professions.
  • Serve on institutional committees, screening committees for faculty positions as assigned.

Responsibilities of the Medical Assistant Faculty must include in addition, but not limited, to the following:

  • Maintaining appropriate contact and meeting the requirements of the program’s accrediting agency.
  • Maintain quality assurance to remain compliant with all required agencies.
  • Meet with and obtain qualified preceptors in various off campus clinical facilities.
  • Prepare on-site annual reviews required by the accrediting agency.
  • Prepare quarterly and/or annual reports and extensive self-study reports.
  • Recruit clinical sites from numerous facilities.
  • Prepare clinical site visits and continually meet requirements for state and national regulations.
  • Conduct recruitment sessions and conduct an application process that meets the requirements of the accrediting agency and advisory committee.
  • Recruit and maintain members of the program Advisory Committee from the community and meet at least once annually for input and reporting processes.
  • Maintain overload hours if another full-time faculty is not hired.
  • Provide oversight and leadership for the Medical Assisting program.
  • Maintain program compliance according to accreditation standards, state requirements and regulations as well as Utah State University Eastern standards.
  • Assist in developing the program and related curriculum in an online and on-ground format.
  • Manage curriculum implementation and ensure compliance to standards. Submit curriculum and textbook proposals as indicated by program evaluation accreditation/licensure requirements or market needs.
  • Correspond with programmatic accreditation and/or licensing agencies and complete required reports in order to maintain programmatic accreditation and/or licensure status.
  • Support and enforce school and academic policies and procedures advice and support instructors as needed and with delivery methods that address students' different learning styles.
  • Develop program course scheduling and attend to other routine program activities in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Attend advisory board meetings and present program effectiveness data, direct the agenda, report program changes and updates to policies, curriculum, and processes.
  • Facilitate and monitor student progress from orientation to graduation, advise students and maintain students' records.
  • Teach classes and provide instruction according to the needs of the program.
  • Develop externship/practicum/clinical affiliations as required by program.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Program Director.
  • Adhere to applicable accreditation commission standards or agencies regulations, the school policies and procedures, and the department's curricula.
  • Monitor school progress, conduct student orientations, and advise students throughout the program.
  • Assist with on-going review and development of curricula in the department and make suggestions per policy.
  • Attend orientations, staff meetings, and faculty meetings as scheduled.

Skills and Abilities:  

The successful candidate should have the following skills and abilities:


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Interpersonal problem-solving and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Skills in ordering equipment and supplies.


  • Ability to teach in-person and using systems for online university level courses (e.g., Canvas).
  • Ability in hiring practices and personnel supervision. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, non-verbally, and in writing. 
  • Ability to develop and enforce policy and procedures. 
  • Ability to plan, manage, evaluate, and achieve goals. 
  • Ability to assess organization and individual performance.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • An associate degree in a related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of 3 years in a healthcare facility with a minimum of one year of direct patient care in an ambulatory care setting.
  • A current industry registration or certification in medical assisting through a nationally recognized and accredited certifying agency. 
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Career and Technical Education mission of USU Eastern.
  • Desire to succeed and a willingness to work to become a better instructor.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a culturally diverse workforce in a multicultural setting.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and a commitment as a team member; ability to foster consensus and collaboration.
  • An ability to set specific program goals and develop related curriculum.
  • An ability to accommodate varying student learning needs through field exercises, labs, hands-on, lecture, self-directed learning, and clinical experience. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A seasoned background in medical assisting, nursing, or closely related fields.
  • Formal teaching experience teaching at an accredited post-secondary institution.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The department of Technology, Design and Technical Education (TDTE) provides instruction to students seeking a certificate, or an associate or baccalaureate degree. These innovative degree programs allow students to gain expertise in the fields such as business, cosmetology, health professions, machinery, protective services, transportation, and technology.  TDTE certificates and degrees are available in Logan, Brigham City, Price, Blanding, and Moab. Students are encouraged to enhance their education through hands-on application using specialized classrooms and laboratories throughout the state. Additionally, various industries and communities are served by career and technical (vocational) certifications offered through the Workforce Education division. 

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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