Assistant Professor of Practice and Clinical Coordinator for the PA Studies Program

Chatham University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

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Chatham University

Assistant Professor of Practice and Clinical Coordinator for the PA Studies Program

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Position Summary: Chatham University is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor/ Clinical Coordinator (CC), under the supervision of the Program Director (PD), is responsible for the joint coordination of all clinical activities associated with the Physician Assistant Program. In addition, the Clinical Coordinator provides some instruction in the program. This faculty position is a Professor of Practice and is responsible for all duties outlined in the Faculty Manual.


  • Master's Degree required
  • 3-5 years' experience required in either PA education or clinical work
  • Current PA Certification from NCCPA


General Supervision: Dean, School of Health Sciences

Daily Supervision: Director, PA Program

General Duties and Responsibilities

Academic/Clinical Responsibilities :

  • Provides classroom instruction and student assessment as directed by the PD
  • Coordinate development of new clinical curricula and courses as well as courses' syllabi, objectives, and outlines
  • Monitor, coordinate, and revise the clinical curriculum to comply with changes in accreditation requirements, program structure and program philosophy as needed
  • Assist in the development, evaluation, review, and revision of the clinical curricula
  • Perform clinical site activities, including student scheduling, site coordination, site evaluation and site development in cooperation with the Associate Director of Clinical Education and the other members of the clinical faculty
  • Help to maintain the clinical site database on EXXAT
  • Participate in the recommendation and procurement of education materials
  • Perform clinical site visits and evaluations as needed

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Initiate contacts with and cultivate new clinical training sites
  • Assist with preparation of affiliation agreements and contracts of clinical training sites
  • Analyze preceptor and student evaluations
  • Participate in accreditation review, assessment, and implementation of changes on an ongoing basis

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Actively pursue continuing education activities as required for maintaining professional qualifications
  • Maintains professional certifications and/or licenses required by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania's State Board of Medicine
  • Participate in university and professional committees as outlined in the Faculty Manual

Duties (as directed by the PD):

  • Represent the program at national, state, local, and college meetings and other activities as directed by the PD
  • Maintain appropriate files, records, and computerized database
  • Participate in faculty, program, school, and college meetings
  • Participate in the interview and selection process for FT/PT faculty and preceptors
  • Participate in the student application and selection process
  • Participate in the recruitment of new students to include presentations at program orientation seminars and visitations to local schools, colleges and universities
  • Assist the PD with preparation for ARC-PA accreditation and re-accreditation site visits and self-study reports
  • Serve as an academic and clinical advisor for students in the program
  • Keep the PD informed on the progress of all assignments
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the program director

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified employees and their dependents.

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Actively Seeks Diverse Candidates

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