This part-time faculty position will work closely with the Program Director and Academic and Clinical Coordinators to develop and deliver content for courses within the didactic and clinical curricula. Duties include teaching, scholarship, academic advising, service and professional activities. The Assistant or Associate Professor also serve on admissions, curriculum, and student progress committees and aid in student assessment and ongoing program evaluation. 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 Assistant or Associate Professor will operate within the MSM framework of lifelong learning through innovative teaching, learner-centered curricula, collaborative scholarship, and clinical excellence.
Serve as course director and instructor for the didactic, clinical, and Board Review courses.
Participate as a lecturer/small group facilitator throughout the curriculum, teaching in areas of expertise and program need (Physical Diagnosis, Clinical Medicine Tutorials, etc.).
Grade student assignments and evaluate student academic and professional development.
Support other PA faculty in other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.
Assist in the recruitment, evaluation and maintenance of quality clinical rotation sites, the faculty development of volunteer clinical preceptors, and the assignment and scheduling of clinical year rotations and electives.
Participate in ongoing schedule of periodic site visits to evaluate students on clinical rotation and to evaluate clinical sites and the supervision provided by clinical preceptors.
Assist program director and/or his/her designee with curriculum development and ongoing program progress.
Assist in the admission, remediation, and retention of physician assistant students during the didactic and clinical educational training.
Serve on committees and subcommittees related to education and curriculum and serve as a resource to other committees as necessary.
Participate in the ARC-PA application, self-study, and site visits activities necessary in acquiring provisional and continuing program accreditation.
Assist program director and/or his/her designee with accreditation documentation and problem-solving activities related to the didactic and clinical curriculum.
Support educational research and scholarship to foster a learning community of educator-scholars who will ensure educational excellence for all physician assistant students.
Performs other duties as assigned by the program director and or his/her designee.
Represent the PA Program within the MSM community and statewide medical community.
Participate in national, regional and state PA professional organizations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrate leadership and management abilities
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Commitment to social justice and values-driven curricula.
- Strong verbal/written communication skills.
- Ability to collect and manage data to track performance outcomes to ensure comparable educational experiences.
- Strong collaboration, team building, and conflict resolution skills.
- Strategically prioritize resources necessary for program support.
Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program.
Masterâs degree or higher. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university.
Current NCCPA certification and eligible for licensure in Georgia.
Demonstrated commitment to MSMâs 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.
Minimum 2 years of experience of academic teaching experience.
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
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
In lieu of PA teaching experience and PA certification, candidates must demonstrate at least two years of clinical or classroom teaching in the specified field of study.
Doctoral degree. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university.