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24-94 Tenure Track Clinical Education Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant (PA) Program

West Chester University
Job Location:
West Chester, 19383
Physician Assistants
Location: West Chester University, PA

Job Number: 24-94

Department: College of Health Sciences

Division: Physician Assistant Education

Opening Date: 02/14/2024

Position Summary

Join a vibrant equity-minded campus community whose excellence is reflected in its community, cultural engagement, and student success. The College of Health Sciences' Physician Assistant Program invites applicants for a Full-time, 12-month Tenure-Track, Clinical Education Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Program position. The position begins in July 2024.

West Chester University (WCU), a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.

The mission of the College of Health Sciences, home of the Physician Assistant Program, is to prepare and inspire health leaders, professionals, and consumers through collaborative and innovative approaches to education, research, and community service. The Physician Assistant Program prepares students for careers in the physician assistant fields. The program is one of the five NATA approved programs at WCU. The faculty members serve both as instructors in the classroom and in the training setting.

The clinical faculty member is primarily responsible for the planning and execution of the clinical curriculum. This multifaceted position also includes coordinating the remediation and support for successful acquisition of program competencies for all students in the PA program. The ideal candidate will use innovative teaching skills and demonstrate strong attention to the learning and teaching needs of the department's students. Their experience, substantive specialization, and training will serve to strengthen the department's mission and vision.  The faculty will collaborate with other departmental and college faculty & staff to ensure student success. The incumbent may have to travel to clinical sites.

Responsibilities include:
  • Teach and provide specialized training and coursework in the Physician Assistant Program. Workload will be assigned based on experience and expertise depending on department needs
  • Develop, review, and revise the mission statement, goals, and competencies for the program
  • Design, implement, coordinate, and evaluate the curriculum and program performance
  • Select applicants for admission to the PA program
  • Provide student academic counseling and remedial instruction
  • Participate in the assessment & evaluation of student learning and performance
  • Actively participate in the accreditation process
  • Engage in scholarly activities such as research, presentations, and publications
  • Serve the University and the community through participation in various committees
  • Other duties assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree or higher from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program
  • At least 2 years of recent clinical experience as a physician assistant
  • Current NCCPA certification 
  • Physician Assistant Pennsylvania licensure or eligibility for license
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing & verbally, and present dynamically to a variety of constituents
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong working knowledge of PA educational model, roles, responsibilities, and ARC-PA standards; and/or
  • At least 1 year of teaching, precepting, and/or clinical coordination experience; and/or
  • Experience working with diverse populations or underserved communities; and/or 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Special Instructions

Apply online at Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Review of applications will begin in March 2024 and continue until the position is filled. 

Applicants must successfully complete the application and interview process to be considered as a finalist.

Required Documents for Consideration

To be considered as an applicant for this position, please submit the following:
  • Cover letter detailing interest in program and relevant experience, including clinical experience, teaching experience, and experience with diverse populations/medically underserved populations
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • List of three references (Include name, email address, and phone number for each reference)
  • Diversity Statement (See below)
Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

West Chester University has joined EAB's Moon Shot initiative for Equity in Higher education. This initiative is designed to support faculty, students, and staff who are typically excluded and therefore are underrepresented. As part of your application for a tenure-track faculty position, we request a Diversity Statement. This request highlights our department's commitment to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to cultivate a campus environment that welcomes all. This commitment reflects the Diversity Theme of West Chester University's Strategic Plan and supports initiatives of our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (WCU Diversity Equity Inclusion). We expect that each applicant's statement will be unique as informed by their own experiences and goals. Some topics you might address in a 1-2-page statement include the following: (1) How have you supported diversity and inclusion in your interactions with others in classroom, clinical or therapy setting, or research environment(s)? (2) What have you done to help students from diverse communities (such as underrepresented minorities, non-traditional, LGBTQ, veteran, rural, and/or first generation) succeed, including any programs for these students that you have participated in? (3) Describe your commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity at WCU. How might you contribute to our current diversity initiatives, and do you have any other ideas to help promote equity on our campus?

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all preemployment background checks.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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