Director of Curriculum Innovation and Evaluation– Physician Assistant Program (Open Rank Faculty: Associate Professor or Assistant Professor)

Morehouse School of Medicine

United States

December 21, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number ACAD289

Job Title Director of Curriculum Innovation and Evaluation– Physician Assistant Program (Open Rank Faculty: Associate Professor or Assistant Professor) Position Title Director of Curriculum Innovation and Evaluation– Physician Assistant Program (Open Rank Faculty: Associate Professor or Assistant Professor) Position Type Faculty Salary Commensurate with experience Department Physician Assistant Studies Position Summary

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is a place of distinction, serving as the nation's leading academic medical center for vulnerable populations. It's also a place for passionate individuals looking to join a dedicated community working today to help prepare tomorrow's leaders.

We exist to:

• Improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities;

• Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce;

• Address primary health care through programs in education, research and service;

With emphasis on people of color and the under-served urban and rural populations in Georgia, the nation and the world.

At Morehouse School of Medicine we're leading the creation and advancement of health equity. You will find a fulfilling career at MSM!

The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Physician Assistant Program educates aspiring physician assistants to be forward-thinking, community-minded citizens who will lead the way in solving our nation's and the world's most challenging health care challenges. The learner-centered educational model fosters inclusion, discovery, and innovation to help lead in the creation and advancement of health equity. The MSM Physician Assistant Program invites applications for the Director of Curriculum Innovation and Evaluation.

The Director of Curriculum Innovation and Evaluation reports directly to the Program Director and is responsible for overseeing curriculum development and implementation, teaching methodologies, and ensuring continuous data management, analysis and reporting for compliance to all ARC-PA, PAEA and regional accreditation standards.

The Director of Curriculum Innovation and Evaluation is a key member of the leadership team and in concert with the Program Director supports all curricular, assessment, and instructional aspects of the Physician Assistant Program. Initial duties will include the ongoing preparation for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) provisional accreditation site visits. Other duties include teaching, scholarship, academic advising, service, admissions, and professional activities. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the MSM Mission. This is a non-tenure track position, eligible for multi-year appointment. The Director of Curriculum and Instruction will operate within the MSM framework of lifelong learning through innovative teaching, learner-centered curricula, collaborative scholarship, and clinical excellence.

Minimum Qualifications

Physician Assistant Candidates Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program. Master's degree or higher. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Current NCCPA certification and eligible for licensure in Georgia. Expertise in pedagogy, learning and assessment, and demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to current trends in physician assistant education. Demonstrated commitment to MSM's Mission to lead the creation and advancement of health equity. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary and inter-professional settings. Demonstrated ability to engage, support and lead diverse groups. Demonstrated success in working with faculty, administrators, students and staff within a higher education learning community. Minimum 2 years of experience of full-time physician assistant education. Minimum 3 years of experience as a physician assistant. Expertise in pedagogy, learning and assessment, and demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to current trends in physician assistant education. Demonstrated success in working with faculty, administrators, students and staff within a higher education learning community. Passion for and commitment to physician assistant education for purposes of optimizing patient outcomes.

Non Physician Assistant Candidates Terminal degree in sciences or education. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college or In lieu of PA teaching experience and the required PA certification, candidates must demonstrate at least 2 years of clinical or classroom teaching in the specified field of study.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university.

Posting Date 11/19/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to upload a copy of their current NCCPA certification – please upload under “other document”.

In order to ensure a healthy and safe work environment, Morehouse School of Medicine is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine before their start date.

Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or religious belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement.

This requirement helps enable our employees to thrive in their careers at Morehouse School of Medicine and make the greatest impact on all those we serve.

This requirement helps enable our employees to thrive in their careers at Morehouse School of Medicine and make the greatest impact on all those we serve.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Support program director with accreditation documentation and problem-solving activities related to the didactic and clinical curriculum.

Identify and support the implementation of innovative medical education pedagogies and methodologies.

Review, revise, and assist in the development of programmatic instruments including reports and surveys.

Assist in developing a semester-by-semester on-going analysis of outcome assessment for core didactic and clinical courses to program director in concert with MSM Office of Educational Outcomes and core PA didactic faculty.

Assist the implementation, review and evaluation of ongoing curriculum evaluation to maintain program expectations and support accreditation compliance.

Assist in a comprehensive evaluation process for the physician assistant program, ensuring there are valid and reliable measures to assess student achievement of program objectives/competencies, course reviews, faculty teaching and programmatic effectiveness.

Obtains and utilizes data from a variety of sources including internal and external benchmarking, research findings and outcomes data.

Assist in the admission, success, remediation, and retention of physician assistant students during the didactic and clinical educational training.

Teach, evaluate, and advise didactic and clinical physician assistant students.

Serve on committees and subcommittees related to education and curriculum and serve as a resource to other committees as necessary.

Engage regularly with students/student representatives to provide a participatory forum for students to voice educational issues and provide ongoing feedback.

Monitor and report regional, national and international trends in physician assistant education.

Performs other duties as assigned by the program director and or his/her designee.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is your highest level of completed education?
  • High School/GED
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • EdD, MD, PhD, DrPH, JD
  • Did you graduate from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program?
  • NO
  • YES
  • Please indicate your current PA licensure status:
  • Eligible for licensure as a PA in Georgia
  • Currently licensed as a PA in Georgia
  • Not eligible for licensure as a PA in Georgia
  • How many years of experience do you have as a Physician Assistant?
  • 0-2 years
  • 2-4 years
  • 4+ years
  • How many years of experience do you have providing physician assistant education?
  • 0-2 years
  • 2-4 years
  • 4+ years
  • Please provide your salary requirement. Do Not Enter Negotiable, a specified salary range is required. Not providing a salary requirement will result in your application being incomplete and will not be considered.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Professional License
  • Other Document
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
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