USC PA Program | Director of Didactic Education

USC PA program


Alhambra, CA


13 days ago


April 11, 2023
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The Director of Didactic 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. PA Principal Faculty must hold current NCCPA certification and must be licensed to practice in the State of California. Non-Physician Assistants may be considered for this role but must have appropriate degrees and/or credentials that are related to his/her area of expertise at the master’s degree level or higher. S/he must have a minimum of three years of clinical experience and a minimum of 5 years of 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. The University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.


The Director of Didactic Education is responsible for oversight of the curriculum in conjunction with the Program Director.

He/she should chair the curriculum committee and accreditation self-study committee that focuses on curriculum.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a principal leader in Program Director’s absence
  • Provide mentoring to faculty related to teaching, course direction and other related teaching activities
  • Oversee, monitor and maintain the curriculum including curricular mapping.
  • Supervise and recommend curriculum revisions as needed
  • Supervise the calendar for all curricular activities
  • Work with the Program Director to develop, provide or identify appropriate faculty development opportunities
  • Support the program in meeting accreditation requirements
  • Serve as the primary program spokesperson with university curricular changes, surveys, etc.
  • Review annual faculty and course evaluations and support quality improvement across both areas
  • Encourage educational research and state/national presentations by faculty
  • Track performance of students during didactic phase
  • Provide oversight and guidance to course directors