Director of Clinical Education/Associate Program Director

University of the Cumberlands


Williamsburg, KY


about 1 month ago


January 1, 2023
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The Associate Program Director/Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor for the MSPAS Program is a full-time principal instructional faculty position with administrative duties. The principal faculty member must hold current certification from the NCCPA, hold a Master’s degree or higher, and be eligible for unencumbered physician assistant licensure in the state of Kentucky. Previous teaching experience is required. Full-time faculty are expected to maintain practice skills and are given clinical release time to engage in clinical practice.

Associate Program Director Responsibilities

  • Actively participating in and management of curriculum planning, development, delivery and review/assessment.
  • Oversee Student Advising Processes
    • Assign student advising annually
    • Delegate program advisor duties to faculty advisors
    • Review advising process for change and improvement when needed
    • Report any student/faculty concerns to Student Progression Committee and/or Program Director.
  • Assist with PD duties as needed on current PD clinical release days or time off campus-vacation, extended illness. 

Clinical Director Responsibilities

  • Oversight and management of clinical phase SCPEs, to include:
    • Function as liaison with clinical preceptors along-side Medical Director and Clinical Coordinator
    • Oversees procurement and management of contractual agreements
    • Supervision of arrangement and assignment of clinical rotation sites
    • Supervision Clinical Coordinator in the management and reporting of preceptor licensure and board certification
  • Oversight and management of the clinical phase of instruction in the program, to include:
    • Oversite and management of clinical course syllabi.
    • Regular review of course assessment data with critical analysis and presentation of any data-driven change need to the curriculum committee members for review and consideration.
    • Presentation of pertinent findings to additional program Committees and PD for use in program assessment.
  • Participate in other program management, teaching, evaluation, or committee activities as assigned by Program Director.

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Instruct courses in both didactic and clinical phases of the program as per the workload guidelines put forth by the institution.
  • Perform own course assessment for all assigned courses.
  • Recruit, advise, and retain students.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Maintain membership in PA-related organizations.
  • Participate in and support the accreditation process.
  • Participate in the development of program policies and procedures.
  • Promote the program within the community and in the presence of stakeholders and program partners.
  • Participate in committees.
  • Participate in other teaching, evaluation, or accreditation activities as assigned by Program Director.

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