Part Time Lecturer for Physician Assistant Studies, 504 Pharmacology, January 2021

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
General Information

Chapman University’s graduate program in Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) seeks applications for a Part Time Lecturer to teach our PAS 504 Pharmacology course this spring, beginning January 4, 2021.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #124th among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2021). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.
The PA program is located on the Rinker Health Science campus in Irvine, California. This campus is designed to foster an inter-professional educational environment and to use cutting edge technology in teaching and practice. The campus features state of the art facilities, including a human cadaver anatomy laboratory, advanced learning center with innovative technology, Grand Rounds auditorium with 3D projection capabilities, simulation lab, multi-sized classrooms, a medical library, and collaborative work centers. The campus is home to several accredited graduate health science professional programs, including Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Doctor of Pharmacy. More information about the university and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at



Requirements include a masters in clinical practice (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) or a PharmD.

Preferred requirements include:

• RPh, PharmD or PhD in Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or similar pharmacy-related degree
• Prior didactic and/or experiential teaching experience
• Experience in course instruction
• Work experience in a pharmacy setting



Responsibilities include:

• Develop syllabus and course schedule
• Teach PAS 504 Pharmacology course
• Deliver lecture content and/or coordinate with guest lecturers to deliver lecture content
• Development of assessment questions
• Utilization of Examsoft® for assessment administration
• Utilization of Canvas® learning management system to maintain student gradebook and course content

PAS 504 is a prerequisite for physician assistant studies majors. This course will provide PA students with an introduction and foundation in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenetics, drug actions, and interactions. This organ-based course will develop knowledge in pharmacy to understand disease management and therapy in multiple care settings. This course will utilize lectures and case-based scenarios to develop critical thinking.


Contact Information

Candidates should electronically submit the Chapman University Faculty Employment Application, letter of application, and a curriculum vitae to: Mara Snee, Search Chair at Please use “PAS PT Faculty Position” as the email subject line. While not required, we also welcome submissions including reprints of publications, samples of curriculum development or other materials that support your application.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Chapman University-Crean College MMS PA Studies Program sponsored by Chapman University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2030. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.


Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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