A.T. Still University's Central Coast Physician Assistant Program (ATSU-
CCPA) is seeking a full-time exempt Associate Program Director and Professor
at the Assistant or Associate level on the Santa Maria, California campus.
A.T. Still University (ATSU) is a culturally rich environment leading the
way in whole-person health education with cutting edge technology and
instruction. From its inception in 1892, ATSU has had a long tradition of
inclusion. The ATSU College for Healthy Communities is the newest College
within ATSU located in the beautiful Central Coast region of California. The
Central Coast Physician Assistant (CCPA) Program is the founding academic
program within the College with the mission of educating culturally-humble,
diverse physician assistants (PAs) to serve the primary care needs of
medically underserved communities. The Associate Program Director and
Assistant/Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies will report
directly to the CCPA Department Chair / Program Director. The individual will
be responsible to support the Program Director in leading and managing all
aspects of the didactic and clinical phases of the PA Program and in leading a
dedicated team of faculty and staff and to teach courses, engage in service,
and conduct scholarship.
The responsibilities of the Associate Program Director and
Assistant/Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies will include, but
will not necessarily be limited to, the following.
Collaborate as a member of the programmatic leadership team, consisting of
the Department Chair / Program Director, Associate Program Director,
Director of Didactic Education, Director of Clinical Education, and
Medical Director to achieve a shared vision for becoming recognized as the
principal source of PAs from historically underrepresented groups
providing culturally-humble care to medically underserved communities.
Provide on-campus leadership and support to students engaged in the
didactic phase of the program.
Provide on-campus support and mentoring through development of a new
faculty onboarding program and a comprehensive faculty development
Provide leadership for the development and implementation of a robust
community engagement program for students, faculty, and staff.
Oversee all aspects of the programmatic assessment and outcomes plan in
collaboration with the faculty Assessment & Technology Coordinator.
Collaborate on the ongoing design, development, and implementation of an
innovative curricular model emphasizing blended learning.
Serve as a member of a dynamic team of didactic faculty to educate a
highly diverse student body selected for their commitment to the CCPA
mission using a holistic admissions process.
Ensure students are adequately prepared to achieve programmatic benchmarks
for the PACKRAT and PANCE.
Provide support to the Director of Didactic Education in their role
overseeing student academic progression, retention, and completion
Ensure ongoing compliance with ARC-PA accreditation standards and best
practices in contemporary physician assistant education.
Develop and deliver academic courses as assigned.
Participate in the holistic student admissions process.
Conduct and disseminate scholarship.
Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as assigned.
Engage in community and professional service.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, and
Prior academic experience commensurate with appointment at the rank of
associate or full professor is preferred.
Leadership experience in the design, development, and implementation of
didactic education programs is preferred.
Applicants who can articulate how they can collaboratively contribute to
the program mission and vision will be given preference.
Applicants who can articulate their commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion will be given preference.
Prior experience in the successful recruitment and development of faculty
to be high-quality educators is preferred.
Prior experience in the successful onboarding and development of faculty
to be high-quality educators is preferred.
Substantial previous clinical experience is preferred.
Effective communication and collaboration skills are required.
Skilled in working with a variety of different student learning styles and
collaborating with faculty colleagues.
Ability to perform duties autonomously with minimal supervision and
Licensure in, or eligibility for, licensure in California as a PA.
Current NCCPA Certification is preferred.
Interested persons should complete the ATSU employment application online,
which includes a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and
contact information for three professional references.
The salary range for this position at the assistant level is $92,800 to
$139,200; at the associate level is $104,000 to $156,000. A Director stipend
in the amount of $5,000/year is provided.
Relocation assistance provided up to $12,000
Opportunity to practice clinically one day a week to maintain clinical
skills and supplement your income
Compensation is determined based on the requirements of the job description,
with consideration given to the candidate's education, experience, and
qualifications, internal equity, budgetary consideration, and external
ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and
vision coverage. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first
of the month following the hire date. For more information, please visit
Licenses & Certifications
CA Phys Asst License