Director of Didactic Education, Physician Assistant

Employer
South University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Monday, May 10, 2021 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit www.southuniversity.edu today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

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Benefits:

*Medical

*Dental

*Vision

FSA/HSA

Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Didactic Education is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the didactic phase of the Physician Assistant Program. It is expected that the Director of Didactic Education will provide effective leadership toward meeting program and Student Learning Outcomes related to the pre-clinical phase of the program. The Director of Didactic Education will work with the Program Director and other members of the PA Faculty to ensure that students consistently meet the program's Student Learning Outcomes. The Director of Didactic Education will work to ensure that the program‘s didactic phase is in compliance with all ARC-PA accreditation standards pertaining to didactic training. The Director of Didactic Education should work in synergy with his/her counteract at other PA program campuses within South University.

The incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and maintenance of an environment, which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion.


KEY JOB ELEMENTS:

  • Performs Faculty responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty job description and the Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.
  • Designs and delivers instruction in alignment with the South University model.
  • Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning by continuing professional/ technical skills development, and introducing professional/industry perspective into courses.
  • Promotes student success by showing flexibility and exhibiting a passion for teaching and students.
  • Serves as an instructor in the PA program including
  • Provides input to assist with ongoing program assessment, improvement, and accreditation activities.
  • Communicates consistently and effectively with Supervisors, University Administrators, Faculty, and other South University Departments.
  • Manages the learning environment through keeping accurate records and enforcing academic policies consistent with the University, College/School, Campus, or Online Division.
  • Adheres to university policies as described in the Employee Handbook, the Faculty Supplement to the Employee Handbook, job description, or other separate guidelines.
  • Remains in compliance with South University's academic policies and procedures, educational policies, both SACSCOC and programmatic accreditation standards, and state agency regulations.
  • Serves as an academic advisor and provides remedial instruction as needed.
  • Assists with the investigation of student problems requiring academic actions according to South University policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the curriculum development and revision/process regarding the program (as necessary).
  • Attends identified meetings with the Program Advisory Council (PAC), which meets at least twice per year.
  • Upholds Program/Department/College initiatives designed to achieve student outcomes, and Campus/community relations.
  • Serves as the Co-Chair of the PA Department's Curriculum Committee in conjunction with counterpart(s) from other PA program(s) within the department.
  • Oversees curriculum development, which includes the design and implementation of the program's Didactic phase with the program's Student Learning Outcomes and PA competencies.
  • Oversees evaluation of the didactic phase of the program to include didactic course, student, and instructional faculty.
  • Works with the Program Director to coordinate recruitment of full time and adjunct Faculty for the didactic phase of the program.
  • Works with the Program Director to design and implement Faculty development initiatives for didactic instructional full time and adjunct Faculty.
  • Participates in the program's admissions process to include application review, candidate interviews, and selection meetings.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Director of Didactic Education on ongoing assessment of student performance toward attaining the program's Student Learning Outcomes.
  • Participates in service and/or scholarly endeavors appropriate to the role of Director of Didactic Education and PA Faculty.
  • Completes professional development and in‐service activities each year as outlined in the faculty supplement.
REQUIREMENTS:

  • Terminal Degree as a Physician Assistant; Current NCCPA Certification; eligible for state licensure as a PA.
  • Three (3) years academic experience (preferred); 5 years clinical experience (required).
  • Experience in PA/Medical classroom teaching and PA Education Administration highly (preferred).
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with student and staff populations.
  • Strong computer skills. MS Office Suite, WebAdMIT
ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.


**South University Austin has applied for accreditation for the Physician's Assistant program to begin in January 2023. Should accreditation not be received from ARC-PA, the staff and faculty hired will be released from employment.


South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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