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Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies (24-71)

Francis Marion University
Job Location:
Florence, 29502-0547
Physician Assistants


Francis Marion University and the School of Health Sciences invite applications for a Principal Faculty member in the Physician Assistant Program. This is a twelve-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant Studies program. The faculty member will support program assessment efforts in collaboration with the program director, and perform departmental duties including lecturing/teaching, student advising/mentoring, scholarship, and participation on program, department, and university wide committees.


· Licensure or eligibility for South Carolina licensure as a physician assistant.

· NCCPA board certification required.

· 3 or more years of clinical experience.

· Experience in PA/medical education classroom teaching and PA education administration.

· Terminal degree for profession required; and

· Commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

· Participate in the quality and content of the didactic and/or clinical curriculum.

· Serve as a student advisor.

· Engage in curriculum development related to current and new courses.

· Develop and deliver lectures, laboratory and small group interactive sessions as assigned.

· Assist with the ongoing evaluation of sites used for supervised clinical experiences.

· Screen and evaluate candidates for admission into the PA Program

· Participate in the evaluation of student performance.

· Participate in continuous self-study activities to maintain program accreditation.

· Participate in appropriate professional development activities.

· Select teaching and evaluation strategies appropriate to the students and setting.

· Create a climate that is conducive to learning.

· Provide and maintain a reliable schedule of office hours for student advising, tutoring, remediation, and consultation.

· Participate in program, department, and university-wide committees and meetings.

· Maintain a personal professional development plan, which may include research or other creative activities, to assure growth and currency within the academic field.

· Display behavior consistent with professional ethics.

Formal Accountability: Reports to the Program Director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Francis Marion University (FMU) is a state-supported, regional university located in Florence, South Carolina. FMU has been named a “Great College to Work For” since 2013, as determined by the Chronicle of Higher Education-sponsored survey of higher education institutions. In addition, it has been recognized for its excellence in education by several national ranking agencies, among them the US News and World Report survey, which has named FMU as one of its top regional universities in the South for more than a decade. 

Candidates will find Florence, South Carolina to be an excellent place to live. Florence enjoys award winning schools, affordable cost of living, excellent healthcare, and robust recreational programs including sports, community events, and festivals. Florence is a growing city with a vibrant arts culture. Within a few-hours’ drive are several metropolitan areas, including Columbia, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia, and a short drive to the northeastern South Carolina beaches. Florence’s thriving downtown was recently awarded the prestigious Great American Main Street Award, which recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization.

The Physician Assistant Program is in the new, state of the art, Luther F. Carter Center for Health Sciences, which is also home to FMU’s Graduate Nursing, Graduate Psychology, and Occupational Therapy programs. Located directly across the street in the Hugh and Jean Leatherman Medical Education Complex is the FMU Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program and in-house Psychology ABA and SLP clinics.

Start Date: October 2024, negotiable.

Required Materials:

1. Letter of interest (referencing position 24-71).

2. Curriculum vitae.

3. Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).

4. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; and

5. FMU Faculty Application.

To obtain the FMU faculty application pleaseclick here.

Send complete application packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration and Planning, Francis Marion University, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547.

For additional information, please contact Dr. David L. James, 843-661-4426.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission.

Applicants honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces, who meet the minimum training and experience requirements, are given employment preference by all State agencies and higher education institutions in South Carolina.

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