Clinical Coordinator/Co-Director Clinical Education

East Carolina University


Greenville, NC


13 days ago


October 1, 2023
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Organizational Unit Overview

East Carolina University's (ECU) Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PADP) welcomes applications for a full-time, fixed-term faculty position at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or full Clinical Professor, commensurate with qualifications. The selected candidate will be a clinical coordinator with didactic teaching responsibilities in the curriculum. The successful candidate will also be an active part of recruiting, student advising, self-study for ongoing accreditation, and other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.

ECU's Department of Physician Assistant Studies is a 27-month, master-level curriculum and is accredited by the ARC-PA. It is one of eight departments in the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) and is located in a state-of-the-art building on the health science campus in Greenville, NC, along with the College of Nursing and the Laupus Medical Library. The College of Allied Health Sciences is the first and largest college of allied health sciences in North Carolina and graduates the most allied health professionals for the state. The College has a strong working relationship with the ECU Brody School of Medicine, ECU College of Nursing, the East Carolina Heart Institute, and the School of Dental Medicine. East Carolina University (30,000 students) is an integral part of Vidant Medical Center, the regional medical center that serves 29 counties.

ECU is located in Greenville, NC, which is the cultural, educational, medical and economic center of Eastern NC. The Greenville/Pitt County area has a population of approximately 175,000. Greenville is an ideal, family-oriented community that caters to outdoor and sports enthusiasts. Greenville is 45 miles from I-95 and just over an hour from the capital city of Raleigh. The Outer Banks, Oriental (the sailing capital of NC) and the Atlantic Ocean are easily accessible for day trips. A few noteworthy features of the area follow:

  • ECU's nationally recognized arts, theater, and music program offers entertainment opportunities for the entire family
  • Low cost of living, affordable housing, and excellent choice of schools
  • Desirable climate with relatively mild winters and four seasons
  • Division I AAC football, basketball, and baseball teams
  • Numerous shopping opportunities, including popular national chains and unique, locally-owned stores
  • 20 parks, including 3 waterfront-a 324-acre nature park and an outdoor amphitheater.

Job Duties:

This individual's primary role will be in the Clinical year of education. Specific duties include: recruitment of new clinical rotation sites, maintain and foster the development of current rotation sites, maintain ongoing assessments of current or pending rotation sites, design, revise, implement, coordinate, and evaluate curricula, identify students who are not achieving course or program objectives and formulate a plan of remediation. The selected candidate will participate in a variety of other responsibilities: including academic counseling, committee appointments, program admissions. Responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting clinical year data then devising narratives that demonstrate a cause and effect relationship between program data and programmatic actions. The position will include occasional travel (day trips) within a two-hour radius. The selected candidate will have a didactic role, with opportunities to assist in didactic courses and expectations to lecture and assist in different practical evaluations, lab experiences, and simulated patient scenarios throughout the year as his or her workload permits

Minimum Education/Experience:

Minimum requirements include a current, unrestricted license as a physician assistant or MD/DO by the North Carolina Medical Board or eligibility for licensure, a minimum of 3 years clinical experience in patient care as a physician assistant or physician, completion of an ARC-PA accredited program or its successors or predecessors, a master’s degree or higher in a related field, certification as a physician assistant by the NCCPA, careful attention to detail, high organizational and networking skills, and dedication to being a team player.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, work well with deadlines, and demonstrate resilience. The candidate should have good written and oral communication skills required for working with students, faculty, and other departments at ECU as well as within the medical community. Some proficiency using Word, PowerPoint and Excel is preferred.

Previous faculty/clinical coordinating experience within academia is also desirable.

License or Certification Required:

Current PA state license or certification

Current NCCPA certification or

Current MD/DO state license and board certification

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #975065 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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