Dominican University


River Forest, IL


16 days ago


January 1, 2023
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Dominican University College of Health Sciences seeks candidates for a faculty position as a Lecturer in the Master of Medical Science (MMS) Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) program. The position is a 12-month, non-tenure track position that reports to the Program Director of the PAS program. The position requires teaching responsibilities and service obligations at the department and college level as well as in discipline specific professional organizations and community service. Additionally, service is strongly encouraged in university level committee work. This position allows for one day of clinical practice.

As a diverse, Catholic HSI institution, we center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive and relationship-centered teaching and advising, which affirms the dignity of the human person and concern for the common good. Candidate must be willing to provide students with opportunities to participate in high impact practices. All faculty members are expected to participate in University life and governance, as well as continuing professional development and scholarship.


As a member of the principal faculty, in accordance with ARC-PA standards, this individual will work extensively with the clinical faculty, the Program Director, and the Medical Director to coordinate and deliver the didactic and clinical curriculum in medical education.

  1. Teaching responsibilities: teach/serve as course director for PAS courses in accordance with the BCHS/PAS faculty workload formula. Responsibilities also include the design and implementation of course content that is in alignment with expected student learning outcomes for the PAS curriculum, participating in Return to Campus Days, simulation/skills activities, and OSCEs.
  2. Service responsibilities: provide service to college and department committees and are encouraged to serve on university level committees. Department service commitments will include Capstone advising/mentoring and student remediation.


  • Student admissions activities
  • Assistance in clinical preceptor/site recruitment, development, and retention of students
  • ARC-PA accreditation processes and university assessment
  • Commit to working with diverse student and community populations while building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment.

All faculty members who are at the Lecturer level, in accordance with the Faculty Handbook of Dominican University and the BCHS Roles and Responsibilities document, are expected to participate in University life and governance, as well as continuing professional development.



  • Graduate of an accredited PA program with a Master's degree or higher in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Current Illinois PA licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Illinois
  • Experience as a practicing PA for a minimum of 3 years
  • NCCPA certification
  • Excellent communication skills and professionalism


  • Experience in the classroom or clinical teaching
  • Minimum of five years of clinical experience
  • Highly motivated, team player with a strong work ethic, and possesses a high level of collaborative competencies
  • Provide evidence of inclusive pedagogy designed to reach a diverse student population.

A background screening is required upon hire.