Principal Faculty - Assistant Professor - Physician Assistant Studies

University of Southern Mississippi
January 09, 2024
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Principal Faculty - Assistant Professor - Physician Assistant Studies

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Principal Faculty - Assistant Professor - Physician Assistant Studies.

Position Details

Location Gulf Park

730 East Beach Boulevard Long Beach, Mississippi, 39560 United States Division School of Health Professions Position Type Faculty Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should include:

  • Cover letter summarizing academic preparation and professional experience

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Official transcripts of all graduate level coursework

  • List of three (3) academic and/or professional references (no letters required)

  • To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted by January 9th, 2024.

    Review will continue until the position is filled.

    Please contact Chris Tuey at [email protected] with any questions. Job Summary This twelve-month, tenure-track position requires teaching graduate courses in the Physician Assistant Studies degree program. Development of a programmatic line of research leading to referred publication and participation in program, school, university and community activities are required. This is a new program that will need to be developed between programmatic faculty and the School of Health Professions prior to the first cohort of students being admitted.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaches graduate students in a variety of courses in Physician Assistant Studies. Teaching includes preparation of course materials such as syllabi, course content, homework assignments, and handouts; evaluation and grading of students' class work, assignments, and papers; acts as academic advisor for groups of students; maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Curriculum development, organization, and evaluation in preparation for initial and ongoing accreditation requirements.
  • Communicates any concerns or issues with the course coordinator, program coordinator or school director.
  • Submits course specific documentation as scheduled.
  • Clearly communicates course requirements to students.
  • Develops exam questions, contributes to question banks, participates in post-exam evaluation of exam content, and proctors exams as needed.
  • Maintains office hours to assure availability to assigned students for support including but not limited to advisement, exam review, required remediation, and summative evaluations.
  • Participates in required PA program accreditation self-study activities, and in departmental tasks such as admissions, curriculum, and remediation committees.
  • Pursues research and scholarly activity designed to result in peer-reviewed publication, professional presentations, and external funding.
  • Participates in service opportunities that impact the university community, professional community, and/or local community.
  • Participates in the shared governance of the University, college, and school through various opportunities for engagement on campus.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) at the time of appointment in Physician Assistant Studies or an advanced degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a doctorate in a related discipline.
  • ABD applicants will be considered as long as doctorate is conferred by time of appointment.
  • Status as a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) or Emeritus status.

  • Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience.

  • Demonstrated line of scholarly inquiry evidenced by submission of peer- reviewed publications, professional presentations, and/or grant submissions and awards.

  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Specialized knowledge in the field of Physician Assistant Studies as demonstrated by graduate level coursework or professional experience is required.

  • Candidates should possess qualities of effective leadership.

  • Candidates should have the ability to deliver accurate, concise and quality communication (verbal and written) in a timely manner.

  • Candidates should have the ability to work collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Research, teaching, and/or service activity that demonstrates commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Experience working with national professional organizations.

  • Experience teaching in both online and traditional classroom environments.

  • Professional work experience as a faculty member in a post-graduate physician assistant program (2 or more years preferred).

  • Evidence of strong administrative and managerial skills.

  • Experience as a Didactic Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator, or DCE preferred.

  • Experience with the initial accreditation and re-accreditation of health profession degree programs.

  • About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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