Principal Faculty: Master of Physician Assistan...

Sacred Heart University

United States

October 11, 2021

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Principal Faculty: Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Category: Faculty Department: Physician Assistant Studies PAS Locations: Stamford, CT Posted: Sep 2, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Position ID: 136293

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About Sacred Heart University:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 386 Colleges-2021 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR- affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater. www. sacredheart.edu

Job Description:

Sacred Heart University is seeking a full-time principal faculty to join our team in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program (MPAS). This full- time, non-tenured track position includes teaching and coordination of activities related to the didactic and clinical phases of the program. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the PA profession, and eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the next generation of PAs. The qualified candidate will join the PA program at its Stamford location (Tandet Center) on Stamford Hospital campus.

The program complements graduate programs in Athletic Training, Exercise Science & Nutrition, Healthcare Informatics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Speech-Language Pathology. The College also offers undergraduate programs in Exercise Science and Health Science. In addition to academic excellence, the College has a rich tradition of service learning, study-abroad opportunities and faculty practice activities.

Requirements:

The candidate must hold a minimum of a Master's degree, current NCCPA certification, and have worked a minimum of two years as a licensed PA (five years preferred). Prior experience teaching in a PA program and familiarity with the ARC-PA accreditation process is desirable and preferred. Candidate must be eligible for licensure in Connecticut. Nurse Practitioners, with current certification and teaching experience are also eligible to apply for this position. The candidate should be comfortable in a highly interactive teaching/learning environment that includes collaborative teaching, significant faculty/student interaction, and strong clinical integration. Candidates must demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. This position offers a competitive salary with benefits package that includes paid CME and paid CME time off, and Academic rank that is commensurate with experience. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition reimbursement and a 403(b) retirement plan.

The successful candidate will value the University's Catholic identity, tradition and spirit and will support the University's commitment to community service, strategic planning, and the intellectual and ethical development of all students. Please note that the PA program is located in Stamford, CT.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately, with application reviews continuing until the position is filled. If interested in this exciting opportunity to be a principal faculty member at this dynamic and growing university, please apply via this portal and include a cover letter, CV, a written reflection on the University's Mission statement regarding how you will contribute to this mission, and three references with accurate contact information. Only online submissions will be considered.

Sacred Heart University, rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Liberal Arts, embraces a vision for social justice, educates students in mind, body, and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community. Sacred Heart University aspires to achieve prominence through innovative teaching and learning while cultivating a campus community that is recognized as caring and creative.

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.

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