Director of Clinical Education – Physician Assistant Studies

Shenandoah University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 29, 2021

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

Job Details

The Shenandoah University Division of Physician Assistant Studies is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a faculty position based in Leesburg, VA. Scholar Plaza in Leesburg has a vibrant commuter campus atmosphere in bustling Northern Virginia. This is a career-contract track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, and is a full-time, in-person, 12-month faculty position reporting directly to the Physician Assistant Program Director.

The Director of Clinical Education (DCE), will provide leadership for the clinical team that includes one full-time staff member, faculty with clinical assignments, and several adjunct faculty. The primary responsibilities of this position include: clinical site recruitment; relationship building with preceptors; development, oversight and evaluation of clinical sites and preceptors; monitoring of student performance in the clinical year; student advisement and mentoring; and conducting clinical site visits. The DCE is also responsible for oversight and evaluation of the clinical curriculum including monitoring and analysis of student outcomes.

In addition, they will be expected to dedicate some time to teaching at the graduate level in the didactic year; participate in interprofessional education opportunities; produce scholarship; and provide service including active participation on program, school and university committees. Opportunities are provided for professional service to the PA profession and clinical practice. Applicants that contribute to the diversity of the faculty and profession are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Skills


Qualifications for this position include graduation from an accredited physician assistant program, minimum of an earned Masters Degree, a minimum of two years current clinical practice experience, current NCCPA certification and eligibility for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Experience in PA education and/or clinical precepting is desirable. This position requires skills in logistical planning, problem-solving, and networking, in addition to strong communication skills needed for work with students, preceptors, and members of the medical community.

How to Apply:

Application materials should include a resume/curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected. A pre-employment background check will be required. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will also be required.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

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