Clinical Assistant Professor/Principal Faculty- Physician Assistant Studies
Program, NSU Muskogee
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Description of Position
Northeastern State University (NSU) invites applications for a 12 month,
non-tenure track position as Clinical Assistant Professor, Principal Faculty
in the Physician Assistant Studies program at NSU. The program has been
granted Accreditation-Provisional status by the Accreditation Review
Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Education (ARC-PA)The
program emphasizes preparing students for rural practice. The PA program is
housed on the NSU Muskogee campus. Faculty will be allowed to engage in
clinical work outside of the program one day (8 hours) a week.
The Principal faculty reports to the Program Director; duties include:
• Assist with implementation and evaluation of didactic and clinical phase
curriculum. Develop syllabi, lectures, and evaluation instruments, provide
instruction in assigned didactic courses while working closely and
collaboratively with other full-time faculty members, medical director, staff,
adjunct faculty and invited guest lecturers to ensure curriculum meets current
practice standards and scope, and is in compliance with ARC-PA requirements.
• Develop individualized learning objectives and engage students to share in
their responsibilities for learning. Serve as a small group facilitator.
• Serve as an academic advisor for PA students.
• Participate in recruitment, admissions, and retention of students.
• Participate in ARC-PA provisional accreditation application, process and
accreditation site visits. Assist with program self-evaluation including
periodic and ongoing policy and curriculum review. Assist with the evaluation
of data demonstrating program success.
• Participate in clinical site visits as needed, assessing clinical education
for continuous quality improvement. May include participation in cultivation,
development, coordination and maintenance of clinical rotation sites for PA
• Participate in activities of state and national organizations concerned with
the profession in order to promote a positive image of the PA profession and
the NSU PA program within the academic, lay, and professional communities. May
serve on department, college, and university committees as requested.
• Participate in professional development activities. Maintain a personal
professional development plan, which may include scholarship, research,
service, and/or creative activities, to assure growth and currency within the
• Opportunities to accept and develop leadership roles in clinical, didactic,
or admissions coordination.
• Clinical practice, research, or education advancement release time may be
available with approval.
• Perform other functions in support of the program as requested by the
Program Director. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in
Experience in PA medical education with demonstrated abilities in teaching and
curriculum development preferred but will accept application from outstanding
candidates with little or no teaching experience.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and writing); basic PC knowledge
Ability to work independently and as a team member as well as a commitment to
maintaining high professional standards, teaching excellence, and to
encouraging student engagement in the learning process.
Commitment to diversity and cultural sensitivity.
Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program or other health
Master's degree in physician assistant studies or field related to education
or health sciences required.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
If applicant is a PA, current NCCPA certification is required. Eligibility for
licensure in the state of Oklahoma.
Non-PA candidates are expected to have at least three years commensurate
public health, education, laboratory or clinical experience.
Salary commensurate with excellent benefits, including generous leave time.
Projected hire date January 6, 2022
Applications accepted until November 10, 2021
NOTE: Posting will close to applicants at ll:59 p.m., CST, on the date above.
An application cannot be changed after it has been submitted.