Physician Assistant Program Principal Faculty

University of Maryland Baltimore Physician Assistant Program


Baltimore, MD


13 days ago


August 1, 2023
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The Graduate School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is seeking applicants for a 0.8-1.0 FTE non-tenure track faculty member, for the Physician Assistant Program.  Primary responsibilities include: teaching and evaluation in the didactic year and during clinical call-back days; didactic and laboratory activities; and clinical site visits and evaluations associated with the Physician Assistant Program.

UMB Graduate School appointments are 12- month, renewable contracts and are eligible for promotion. Rules governing such appointments are located at

UMB is known for its expertise in health, biomedical sciences, and human services and is uniquely positioned to apply principles of innovation and entrepreneurship to advance health and social equality. In addition, UMB is committed to solving health and social disparities by involving those who face these problems every day. UMB seeks to understand the community served through the creation of innovative solutions based on people's actual needs.

Benefits Information

UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

UMB employees are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses. Employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or at clinical or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the COVID-19 website.


  • Evaluate, develop, and amend didactic and laboratory curriculum in cooperation with the Program Director, Assistant Program Director, Medical Director, curriculum committee, and appropriate faculty to comply with changes in accreditation requirements, program structure and program philosophy.
  • Provide classroom instruction, whether on-line or face-to-face, which includes teaching and coordination of student learning activities during the didactic and clinical phase of the program.
  • Assist with the evaluation and selection of suitable resources for course work and independent study in cooperation with university library personnel.
  • Supervise classroom activities including classroom scheduling, supporting the use of technology and arranging for appropriate multimedia, simulation and laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in the review, recommendation, and procurement of instructional materials.
  • Assist in the development of new curricula, courses, course syllabi, and outlines.
  • Maintain appropriate files and records.
  • Serve as an academic advisor for PA Program students.
  • Assist with the preparation of ARC-PA accreditation and reaccreditations site visits.
  • Participate in the student application, interview, and selection process.
  • Assist in the recruitment of new students to include presentations at program information and orientation seminars.
  • Recruit and network with potential adjunct faculty and guest lecturers.
  • Participate in the interview and selection process for full-time and adjunct faculty.
  • Perform clinical site visits and student/preceptor evaluations.
  • Represent the program at national, state, local, and institutional meetings and other activities as directed.
  • Engage in scholarly activity and service to the program, university, and physician assistant profession.
  • Actively pursue continuing education activities as required for maintaining professional qualifications.
  • Maintain clinical competency by continuing to serve as a physician assistant on a flexible basis.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.



Master's prepared Physician Assistant from a regionally accredited institution with current NCCPA certification. A Physician Assistant with a Doctoral degree and current NCCPA certification is preferred. Five years' experience in discipline with expertise in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics or Behavioral Health is required.

Doctoral degree in Medicine with eligibility for Maryland licensure and completion of an accredited medical residency program in one of the following: Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics or Behavioral Health.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, preceptors, clinical site staff, and organizational administrators is required.

Previous teaching experience in a formal physician assistant program is preferred. To be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must have an exemplary teaching record over the course of at least three years.

Willingness and ability to travel to clinical locations as needed. Valid Maryland driver's license is required.

Graduates of the UMB/AACC Collaborative PA program, AACC PA Program, or UMB PALLA Fellowship will be given preferred consideration.

Experience in healthcare and knowledge of behavioral and population health is preferred.


Interested candidates should apply and submit the following:

  • Cover letter, noting the position for which candidacy is sought
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of scholarly interests
  • Signed curriculum vitae
  • Three references with contact information

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Please contact Dr. Melissa Murfin ( with any questions regarding the position.