Principal Faculty, USJ PA Studies

University of Saint Joseph


West Hartford, CT


3 months ago


July 1, 2023
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The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a highly motivated individual, committed to student success, academic excellence and advancement of the PA profession, to join the PA Studies Program at the University of Saint Joseph as an integral component of the team. Working with Program faculty and staff, this individual will assist in the operation of the PA Studies Program, with a focus on teaching and supporting a transformative student experience within a unique modular curriculum during the didactic and clinical phases of the program. The position will require occasional evening and weekend commitments, with advanced notice. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist in development, implementation, teaching and evaluation of graduate level didactic and clinical curriculum for the PA Program
  • Participate in the development, implementation, teaching and evaluation of the entry-level curriculum for the MSPAS program
  • Develop and evaluate student attainment of student learning competencies and outcomes required for the successful completion of the PANCE examinations and practice as an entry level PA
  • Participate in development, periodic review and revision (as necessary) of the mission statement, vision, goals, objectives and outcomes of the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program and curriculum
  • Participate in development, coordination, implementation and continual assessment and planning processes of the PA Program and curriculum
  • Participate in applicant recruitment, admissions and selection processes
  • Develop, deliver and assess objective driven course materials
  • Provide student instruction and evaluate student performance in both phases of the program
  • Advise, evaluate, and remediate students
  • Assist PA Program with testing and practical examinations as necessary
  • Serve as a small-group facilitator
  • Attend and participate in annual PA Program evaluation
  • Assist in preparation of accreditation documentation, to include programmatic data collection and analysis and preparation of self-study reports
  • Attend PA Program department and assigned committee meetings
  • Assist in securing and maintaining clinical sites
  • Assist Program administration, staff and other faculty as necessary for the good of the PA Program
  • Participate in scholarship and service activities as assigned and negotiated by the Program Director, as per
  • University/Department policies.
  • Develop a research agenda under the mentorship of the Department Chair and the Associate Provost
  • Represent the PA Program at professional functions
  • Attend occasional evening and weekend program events with advance notice
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Terminal degree for discipline, with a minimum of a Master's
  • If a clinician, at least 2 years of clinical practice in a licensed discipline
  • NCCPA certification if PA or ABMS or equivalent board certification if physician
  • If applicable, eligibility for CT state licensure in discipline
  • Higher education experience preferred
  • Strong communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team of highly motivated and experienced individuals
  • Honesty, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards
  • Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
  • Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation


  • 403(b) with employer match
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off & 10 paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition Waiver (include spouse & dependent waivers)
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • 529 CHET savings plan

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

The University has been recognized as a top national university in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report's Best College Rankings including being the #1 Connecticut University in "Top Performers on Social Mobility," #2 Connecticut University in "Best Value Schools," and #3 Connecticut University in "Best National Universities."

Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 90-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford's thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.

At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built. We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.

This is an exciting time to be joining USJ's Physician Assistant Studies Department! USJ's Physician Assistant graduates earned a 100% pass rate for the fourth year in a row! More information on this can be found here.