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Adjunct Faculty - Master Physician Assistant

Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 27, 2022

Job Details

Job Description Summary:An Adjunct Instructor is a temporary faculty member in an academic department who is responsible for guiding the learning of students in classrooms and/or clinical settings. A faculty member is assigned to teach the course for which they are qualified by education, certification and professional experience. Instructional duties include planning courses and curricula, didactic and clinical teaching and evaluating courses. Related duties may include academic advising of students, supervision of independent study projects, maintaining weekly office hours, attending meetings, serving on committees and participation in special University events and ceremonies. Faculty at the rank of adjunct instructor are expected to engage in scholarship as defined in the Faculty/Staff Handbook and to be actively engaged in professional activities, which enhance the faculty role.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Education and/or Experience:
  • Master’s level Physician Assistant degree preferred.
  • Two years of full time teaching experience in specialty area with entry-level students or licensed practitioners preferred.
  • Prior teaching experience in a baccalaureate or higher degree program required for masters prepared faculty and strongly preferred for doctoral prepared faculty at this rank.
  • Clinical expertise in the clinical specialty area of teaching assignment.
Certificates and Licensure:
  • NCCPA certification required
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.
Employee Status:Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Exemption Status:United States of America (Exempt)
Time Type:Part time
Job Shift:

Pay Range:

$33.03 - $40.63 hourly

Samuel Merritt University currently provides base salary ranges for all positions-on job advertisements-in the United States based on local requirements. Individual compensation will ultimately be determined based on a variety of relevant factors including but-not limited to qualifications, geographic location, and other relevant skills.


Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University is a private university focused on health sciences with its main campus in Oakland, California, and other facilities in Sacramento, San Mateo and Fresno.

SMU is an integral part of patient care in Northern California. We’re one of the largest educators of registered nurses in California, and many of the physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, and podiatric physicians who provide care in the region are graduates of our programs. 

SMU began as a credential nursing program with Oakland's Samuel Merritt Hospital. Today, more than 110 years later, it offers nursing programs and advanced degrees for occupational and physical therapists, physician assistants, and podiatric physicians.

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