Director of Didactic Education

Berry College Physician Associate Program


Rome, GA


3 days ago


July 1, 2023
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Berry College invites applications for a Director of Didactic Education for its Physician Associate Program. This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and energetic didactic-oriented candidate. The Director of Didactic Education will perform tasks as a principal faculty member as well as work alongside the Program Director and/or Medical Director to develop policies and curriculum related to the didactic phase of the program, ensure ARC-PA compliance, provide faculty development to program principal faculty and adjunct faculty, and other duties as assigned by the Program Director. The Director of Didactic Education will serve on program committees.

Berry College has initiated the provisional accreditation process with the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and has dedicated adequate resources for building a high-quality program with excellent faculty and facilities. Along with the requisite didactic and clinical instruction of any accredited PA program, Berry aspires to offer distinctive features that broaden the impact our graduates have on local communities once in practice.

To support the PA program, the College will construct a new health-sciences building with offices and shared classrooms, a laboratory, and a simulation space. The building will also house Berry's Nursing program and is being designed with future growth in mind.

Our vision is to build a high-quality program firmly anchored in the Berry ethos of "not to be ministered unto but to minister." The program at Berry will be geared toward educating PAs with a heart for their patients, including those from medically underserved areas. Along with the requisite didactic and clinical instruction, Berry aspires to offer distinctive features that broaden the impact our graduates have on local communities once in practice. The target date to matriculate for the first class is Fall 2025.


A 12-month full-time position with academic and administrative responsibilities in support of the program.

Strong communication skills -- written and verbal.

Proactive problem solver

The Director of Didactic Education reports to the Program Director. Academic responsibilities of this position include supporting the Program Director in the following tasks:

  • Curriculum development, delivery, assessment/mapping, and revision
  • Classroom and laboratory instruction
  • Academic and professionalism advising
  • Remedial instruction
  • Student recruitment and retention
  • Admissions
  • Inter-professional education
  • Assessment development
  • Ongoing program self-assessment
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director


  • Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant Program with a minimum of a master's degree
  • Current or Emeritus NCCPA Certification
  • Unrestricted PA License in any state and eligible in Georgia
  • Prior experience in PA education
  • Minimum of 3 years as a practicing PA with clinical experience


  • Knowledge of program organization, administration, program review and analysis, planning, development, ARC-PA Standards, policies, and processes.
  • Experience as a PA Program-Director of Didactic Education or Didactic Coordinator.
  • Doctoral degree in a healthcare-related field preferred.


An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about

interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

About Berry College

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.


Applicants should complete the online application and submit the following: a letter describing the candidate's qualifications, interest in this position, and commitment to the Berry mission; a curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; a statement that addresses how the candidate has maintained efforts to support diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and names and contact information of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Specific questions may be sent directly to Dr. Victoria Galloway at