Director of Clinical Education

Carlow University


Pittsburgh, PA


9 days ago


September 1, 2023
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The Director of Clinical Education (DCE) must provide effective coordination and management of students’ supervised clinical practice experiences. The DCE must plan and provide instruction in all assigned courses, as well as participate in all aspects of student evaluation. The DCE must support efforts of the program including, but not limited to program development, marketing and recruitment, selection of students, faculty, and staff. Participation in ARC-PA accreditation process is required. The DCE will work in concert with the faculty and staff to create a seamless didactic/clinical education experience, addressing the mission, goals, and competencies of the PA Program.


Why Carlow University?

  • Culture of integrity, dignity and respect for all    
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Ethical forward-thinking leadership
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life & disability benefits package
  • Tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
  • Complimentary use of Carlow’s fitness center and amenities





  • Management of all supervised clinical practice experiences including site development and maintenance, vetting of qualified instructional faculty, vetting of clinical sites, acquisition of site affiliation agreements and insurance certificates, student scheduling, syllabi updating, site visitation and supervision, support and training for clinical instructional faculty (preceptors) including dissemination of course learning outcomes.
  • Management and analysis of student clinical data base.
  • Oversee verification of compliance with health requirements.
  • Organization of on-campus days between clinical rotations, including testing and evaluations.
  • Provide instruction in areas of expertise.
  • Provide evaluation of student performance in all aspects of the Program.
  • Provide academic advisement to students in the PA program per university policies and procedures.
  • Provide academic counseling including development and monitoring of remediation plans as needed.



  • Develop and maintain a research agenda per annual goals.
  • Support research agenda of faculty and students as needed.



  • Actively participate in service to the PA program, College, University and community.
  • Participate in program, college and university committees as assigned.
  • Under the direction of the Program Director, chair the PA Admissions Committee, providing leadership, direction, and management to the process of recruiting, interviewing, and enrolling qualified students in coordination with the Carlow University Office of Graduate Admission.
  • Maintain membership and active involvement in professional organization(s).



  • Documented expertise in the academic subject area and demonstrated expertise in interpersonal and oral presentation/written communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present in public
  • Ability to problem-solve and extinguish problematic areas within the program
  • Ability to prioritize and organize; multitask
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to utilize short- and long-term planning of program activities



  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania physician assistant License
  • Possess a valid NCCPA certification
  • A minimum of at least a master's degree obtained by the initiation of the official date of appointment from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a PA-C.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching either as an appointed faculty member in a ARC-PA accredited program or as a clinical instructor/ preceptor for students of such programs


  • Minimum of a master's degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and a valid PA certification along with relevant work experience.

This job description in no way states or implies that the duties described herein are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position; employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions may be subject to modification.


The successful candidates must demonstrate and reflect an understanding of and commitment to the mission and core values of Carlow University and the Sisters of Mercy, and experience working with diverse populations.    

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Interested applicants should submit their CVs and cover letters by applying on Carlow University’s employment webpage Employment Opportunities | Pittsburgh, Pa - Carlow University.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community.