USC PA Program | Director of Clinical Education

Mitzi D'Aquila


Alhambra, CA


13 days ago


April 11, 2023
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The Director of Clinical Education and Principal Faculty, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator) position is a 12-month full-time non-tenure track clinical faculty appointment with administrative responsibilities. The individual should hold a master’s degree, preferably a doctorate.

Individuals not in possession of a master’s degree, but with exceptional educational and/or clinical experience may be considered with the expectation that at least a master’s degree be completed as a condition of continued employment. S/he should be a physician assistant. PA Principal Faculty must hold current NCCPA certification, and must be licensed to practice in the State of California. S/he must have a minimum of three years clinical experience and a minimum of 5 years teaching experience preferably in a physician assistant education . Faculty must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and should

demonstrate consistency in: interpersonal, leadership, and management skills. Non-Physician Assistants may be considered credentials that are related to his/her area of expertise at the master’s degree level or higher. The University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.


The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for oversight of the clinical phase of the curriculum in conjunction with the Program Director. He/she should chair the accreditation self-study committee that focuses on the clinical curriculum and chair the curriculum committee. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a principal leader in Program Director’s absence
  • Provide mentoring to clinical coordinators related to teaching, site development and clinical phase components
  • Oversee, monitor and maintain the clinical phase of the curriculum including curricular mapping.
  • Supervise and recommend clinical curriculum revisions as needed
  • Supervise the calendar for all clinical curricular activities
  • Work with the Program Director to develop, provide or identify appropriate faculty development opportunities
  • Support the program in meeting accreditation requirements
  • Encourage educational research and state/national presentations by faculty
  • Track the performance of students during the clinical phase
  • Provide oversight and guidance to clinical coordinators
  • Recommend and implement revisions to program policies and procedures related to the program's clinical curriculum.