Assistant Clinical Professor

University of New England

Location

Portland, ME

Posted

11 months ago

Deadline

March 30, 2024
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Why be a faculty member of the University of New England Physician Assistant Program?

The UNE Physician Assistant (PA) Program is the only PA program in Maine and is a recognized leader in northern New England for the education and training of high-quality PAs. We are located on the historic Westbrook College of Health Professions campus in beautiful Portland, Maine. Working here, you will join a team of dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff who are strongly committed to our mission to prepare master’s level primary care PAs to be highly skilled members of interprofessional healthcare teams.

 

UNE’s PA Program is unique in our mission for our graduates to work in and understand the special needs of rural, underserved, and geriatric populations, especially in New England. Our PA Program advocates for the health and social needs of these patients and their communities, thereby addressing and overcoming health disparities and barriers. Our goal is to find and implement innovative ways to develop healthier communities through provision of equitable care for diverse populations.

 

Benefits for joining our faculty

UNE is a great place to work and we offer a generous comprehensive benefits package to our faculty and their families. The package includes excellent health and dental plans; life insurance; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including 12 holidays, 20 days of vacation, additional sick and personal time accrued; and money-saving educational benefits for both employees and dependent children. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site https://www.une.edu/hr/benefits for additional information regarding UNE’s fantastic benefits package. UNE also can help with relocation expenses and pays a competitive faculty salary. Our not-for-profit private institution qualifies as an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Our program reimburses for CME and encourages going to conferences. We also allow for one day a week as a “clinical release day” for those who wish to continue practicing medicine. The flexible work schedule as well as the ability to complete portions of work remotely make this a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to obtain a better work-life balance.

Portland as a place to live

Portland, Maine is also a wonderful place to live, listed in the top 10 places in the U.S. according to U.S. News and World Report which considers value, desirability, job market, and quality of life. Our plethora of restaurants, parks and trail systems, ample coastline, and easy accessibility to the mountains ensure you always have something to do on your time off. Maine is also known as Vacationland and it truly does not disappoint. We enjoy four seasons of natural beauty: from colorful falls full of apple picking and leaf peeping, to mild winters along the coast with reasonable amounts of snow in the winters, to springs filled with blooming flowers, to perfect summers full of sun and fun.    

 

Responsibilities:

The PA faculty member’s core responsibilities will include didactic instruction; advising and mentoring PA students; and participation in program and university service. Candidates must demonstrate a passion for educating future healthcare professionals, excellent organizational and communication skills, proficiency with computers and Office suite programs, and a strong desire to contribute to and participate in a humanistic and inclusive environment of learning and discovery. Our faculty enjoy the intellectual freedom to create an engaging classroom environment using innovative teaching techniques.

Interviews of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Supervision Given: Provides Close supervision of students associated with the Physician Assistant Program, as appropriate.
Qualifications
Knowledge, Education and Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited PA program required. (If MD/DO an AAMC recognized allopathic or osteopathic medical school).
  • NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant (If MD/DO, certified by an ABMS or AOA approved specialty board).
  • Current licensure in Maine, or license eligible required for both PA and physicians.
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience as a physician assistant or physician preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written, and computer skills (proficiency in electronic communication, word processing, and accessing internet resources) required.
  • Knowledge of the roles, responsibilities and scope of practice of Physician Assistant profession required.
Skills and Other Requirements:
  • Team-building, organization, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to network with outside organizations and facilities.
  • Collaborative spirit.
  • Ability to travel.
Other Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Masters level degree from accredited PA program or other health related field preferred.
  • Doctoral degree or willingness to pursue same preferred.
  • Teaching and/or administrative experience in PA education or other health related field preferred.
  • Evidence of interest in research/scholarly activities preferred.
  • Active participation/leadership in local, regional, or national PA or other medical organizations preferred