Principal Faculty

Drury University


Springfield, MO


about 1 month ago


February 1, 2023
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Job Summary:

Principal faculty will report directly to the physician assistant Program Director and must be team oriented and possess excellent communication and problem-solving abilities.Principal faculty will be responsible for collaborative efforts in planning, evaluating, and coordinating the development and implementation of the physician assistant program.


  • Participating in curriculum development which includes the design, implementation, and instruction of didactic year courses.
  • Serve as course director for assigned courses of the didactic year.
  • Provide evaluation and remediation/reassessment efforts.
  • Provide teaching and instruction as assigned.
  • Participates in laboratory and small group interactive sessions.
  • Participates in review of program mission statement and conveying the mission and vision of the program.
  • Participates in the organization, administration, continuous review, and analysis in the accreditation process of the physician assistant program. This includes applying for, achieving, and maintaining ARC-PA accreditation.
  • Participates in evaluating the program’s curriculum and administrative processes on a continuous basis.
  • Participates in the admissions process which consists of recruitment, interviewing, and selection of students for incoming cohort.
  • Advises student academic and professional development.
  • Serves on committees such as the Student Progress Committee and Principal Faculty Committee.
  • Participates in program evaluation.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's level Physician Assistant degree from an ARC-PA accredited program.
  • Current NCCPA Certification
  • Eligible for Missouri state licensure as a PA
  • 3 - 5 years clinical experience (required).
  • Instructional and presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Additional requirements include

  • Excellent teaching skills or potential to develop skills
  • Ability to use current technologies in teaching and development of clinical sites and preceptors
  • Strong ability to organize, plan and multi-task
  • Above average initiative and team skills Strong work ethic
  • Maintains an active physician assistant license

Clinical practice time and/or scholarly activity is encouraged.

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