Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Principal Faculty for Physician Assistant Program)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Come join the faculty of the #3 ranked PA program out of 250+ in the US according to US News and World Report, situated in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The program has many seasoned faculty who will mentor you as you make the transition from clinical practice to academia, or help you hone your current skills as an educator.

The Principal Faculty Member for the Physician Assistant (PA) Program, a PA licensed to practice in the State of Texas, is responsible for the organization, implementation, coordination, and assessment of assigned course(s) and clinical rotation(s), and other duties as assigned. The core and specific administrative, management, and evaluation duties of the position are listed below.

Core Faculty Responsibilities:

Instruction and Scholarship. As a core faculty member of the PA Program, the Principal Faculty Member will participate in all of the following activities in the routine course of duties:

  • Serve as a student advisor providing guidance and mentorship in all phases of training regarding academic performance and professional development.
  • Serve as a secondary mentor and, where appropriate, as a primary mentor for students working to fulfill the Master's Paper requirement.
  • Develop and deliver educational content based on program needs and individual faculty experience and expertise.
  • Participate in testing of PA student competencies including the roles of proctor, test item writer, test reviewer, and skills grader.
  • Evaluate candidates for admission to the PA Program.
  • Participate in self-study activities to maintain Program accreditation.
  • Participate in professional development activities to maintain clinical competence, licensure, and improve personal skills as an educator.
  • Engage in original scholarship and research, including presentations, and publications.

Administration. The administrative duties of the Principal Faculty member include the following relative to the didactic and clinical phases of the curriculum:

  • Serve as Course Director for assigned didactic course(s).
  • Serve as Rotation Coordinator for assigned rotation(s).
  • Coordinate with the Associate Director of Education (ADE) the scheduling, collection and analysis of all student and course assessment activities.
  • Coordinate with the Associate Director of Experiential Learning (ADEL) the scheduling, collection and analysis of all student and rotation assessment activities.
  • Assist ADEL to schedule clinical rotations and maintain accurate information in the clinical year database.
  • Assist ADEL develop new clinical sites as needed.
  • Assist Program Director (PD) and Associate Directors to analyze and maintain appropriate data to evaluate program quality on an on-going basis.

Evaluation. The evaluation functions of the Principal Faculty Member include the following:

  • Evaluate small group sessions for the purpose of quality control and evaluation.
  • Visit clinical rotation sites for the purpose of quality control and evaluation.
  • Monitor capacity of clinical rotations to meet rotation-specific learning objectives.
  • Facilitate focus groups to obtain program evaluation data.
  • Administer End-of-Rotation exam during the clinical phase of the curriculum.
  • Assist PD, ADE, and ADEL with summative assessment process for determining student readiness to enter clinical rotations and future clinical practice.
  • Compile program assessment data for presentation during periodic review sessions.

Service. The Principal Faculty Member will:

  • Serve on Program and School committees, as requested.
  • Provide service to the College, as requested, i.e., committee and task force assignments.
  • Provide clinical service as appropriate to expertise, experience, and time availability.
  • Participate in the activities of local, state, and national professional organizations.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: Required: Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies or equivalent Master’s degree from accredited PA program.
  • Experience: Required: Prior clinical experience (minimum three years). Prior teaching experience in a PA program preferred.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: Required: NCCPA certification, Texas licensure.

Additional Qualifications:

In addition, the optimal candidate will have the following experiences, attributes, competencies and metrics:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proven track record as a collaborator with diverse stakeholders across disciplines and specialties
  • Demonstrated efficiency of clinical and academic work
  • Ability to meet requested deadlines (e.g. effective time management and prioritization skills)
  • Experience with public speaking (e.g. national, regional, local academic and non-academic settings)
  • Embody BCM’s Values: integrity, respect, teamwork, innovation, and excellence
  • Licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of Texas
  • Minimum 3 years of clinical practice as a licensed Physician Assistant

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



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