Job Description

Extended Job Title
Learning Specialist

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Directs, plans, coordinates and supervises the operation and activities of a specialized unit or small department; develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities. Serves as liaison with university personnel and community at large. Works under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Develop, organize and execute academic programs, services and resources to assist medical students in acquiring important skills to be successful in all levels of the PLF School of Medicine curriculum.  Develop, implement and execute programs to identify and assist students who may be "at risk" for academic difficulty and meet with those students. Develop and deliver individual, large and small group sessions to medical students on learning, study and success strategies.  This may include; however, is not limited to, time management, study strategies, learning theory, test taking skills, requesting feedback, and strategies for effective learning. Develop, administer and oversee the peer tutoring program.  This responsibility includes recruitment, training, payroll and supervision of tutors and small group leaders who facilitate learning enhancement programs within the curriculum.  Tracks student usage of Student Academic Support Services and ensures appropriate records, and monthly and annual reports are maintained.  This includes ensuring compliance with LCME standards.  Monitor student satisfaction progress and GPC (Grading and Promotions Committee) referrals.  Attend meetings and consultative activities regarding student retention. Identify, communicate with and support students with academic difficulty, including those who fail an exam or course, to assess the student's current learning strategies and level of academic functioning.  Will identify and asses individual services and interventions to improve the student's academic achievement.  Maintain contact with and be a resource to faculty on learning issues and maintaining an optimal environment for learning.  Collaborate and work closely with the Disability Services (DA) Office to support the implementation of accommodations for medical students with disabilities.  Collaborate with other stakeholders (i.e. Med Ed. College Masters) to support student retention, academic success and individualizes support.  Assist faculty and administration in devising methods and plans for addressing academic deficiencies.    Engage in service to the medical school, including membership on committees and attending meetings relevant to position to maintain current knowledge of medical education and institutional curricular demands.  Serve an an overall academic support pillar and also performs other Student Affairs duties as needed and requested by the PLF SOM Deans.  

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Doctoral degree highly preferred.  Experience in medical education strongly desired.  Familiarity with national certification examinations.  Understanding of general area of student success and instruction such as time management, reading efficiency, note-taking, organization of learning, test-taking, board exams preparation, writing, problem-solving, math enhancement, etc.  Knowledge of how the curriculum in medical school differs from undergraduate studies.  Comprehensive understanding of standardized testing used to identify strengths and weaknesses in adult learners.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in oral and written format.  Understanding of how components of students' identities (i.e. gender, race, religion) might affect their learning experiences during medical school. 

HSC - El Paso

Student Affairs Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV, Transcript

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group

Occasional Duties

Develop learning resource manuals/materials and activities specific to the needs of medical students in each academic year.  Execute the administration and scoring of individual and group assessments and maintain test files and data. Selectively attends educational activities to gain thorough exposure to current educational content and methodology.  Consult with the GPC (Grading and Promotions Committee), providing expertise on individual student performance.  Participate in scholarly activities including professional organizations, presentations at orientations, medical education conferences, and publications.  Collaborate in research efforts  regarding student academic support, academic performance and retention. Oversee and administer budget for tutoring center, including transactions, financial records maintenance, budget transfers, etc.


EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related area required plus five years progressively responsible management experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

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