Didactic Faculty for Master of Science Physician Assistant Program - Assistant Professor

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Didactic Faculty for Master of Science Physician Assistant Program - Assistant Professor

Faculty Classification: 12-Month
Faculty Status: Tenure-Track
Status: REVISED - Open Until Filled
Department Name: Physician Assistant
Degree/Program: MSPA
Job Number: FAC2020-340
Priority Screening Date: 07/21/2021
Recruitment Status: EXTENDED - Priority screening date is July 21, 2021.

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students.

The university's Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university's faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below market rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.
California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is seeking an Assistant Professor for the Master of Science Physician Assistant (MSPA) program. The College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS) at CSUMB developed the MSPA Program in the response to the explicit need for advance-practice clinical providers in the Tri-County area. The candidates should be prepared to join a group of dedicated and collaborative colleagues in a progressive educational environment where working together is viewed as a benefit. The MSPA faculty position is offered for a minimum of one- year. We seek highly motivated, energetic, and optimistic individuals to join our team as a full-time 12-month per year faculty member. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about the PA profession and eager to pass on that enthusiasm to the next generation of PAs. Highly competitive salary with rank commensurate with education and experience.
  • Primary responsibility will be to teach courses that may include: Clinical Medicine, Pharmacology, Anatomy & Physiology (Basic Medical Sciences), Evidence-based Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Skills, and to collaborate in instruction in other
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations and deliver current content based upon ARC-PA standards and the NCCPA blueprint for the PANCE
  • Participate in the development of content, implementation, and evaluation of the didactic curriculum
  • Evaluate and advise didactic and clinical year students
  • Participate in the Student Progress Committee, Admissions Committee, Accreditation Preparation Committee, and/or Curriculum Committee
  • Develop and maintain syllabi consistent with CSUMB and ARC-PA standards, that reflect the mission of the program, college, and university
  • Participate in regular accreditation activities necessary for continuous self-study and maintaining program accreditation
  • Engage in scholarly activities and service
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Report to the Program Director

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A master’s degree or higher in a science or clinical health science discipline from an accredited academic institution (e.g., MD, DO, NP, PA, or equivalent)
  • If a physician assistant, must have current NCCPA certification and eligible for licensure as a PA in the state of California by time of appointment

Preferred Qualification:
  • Two or more years of clinical experience
  • Two years’ experience teaching PAs in an academic setting
  • Track record of scholarly activity and excellence in teaching
  • Ability to network with health care providers (e.g., MDs, PA, NPs), external organizations and other facilities
  • Knowledge and experience providing health care for diverse populations, especially Latino and other underserved groups who have been historically marginalized and lack access to culturally relevant health care

Other Related Information:
Anticipated start date of appointment: January 2021

Special Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

There are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.

Compensation and Benefits:

How to Apply:
To apply, visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/6461


  • Current CV (including current email address)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • A one-page statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available
  • Current references or two (2) letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to submit letters attesting to either teaching effectiveness, team collaboration, or both.
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript from institution awarding highest degree or copy of degree awarded


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application and submit required documents by the priority screening date found at csumb.edu/jobs. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://csumb.edu/clery

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.