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Physician Assistant Studies, Principal Faculty

University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, Connecticut
Minimum starting salary at $98,000 + benefits
Posted Date
Feb 16, 2023

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The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a highly motivated individual, committed to student success, academic excellence and advancement of the PA profession, to join the PA Studies Program at the University of Saint Joseph as an integral component of the team. Working with Program faculty and staff, this individual will assist in the operation of the PA Studies Program, with a focus on teaching and supporting a transformative student experience within a unique modular curriculum during the didactic and clinical phases of the program. The position will require occasional evening and weekend commitments, with advanced notice. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist in development, implementation, teaching and evaluation of graduate level didactic and clinical curriculum for the PA Program
  • Participate in the development, implementation, teaching and evaluation of the entry-level curriculum for the MSPAS program
  • Develop and evaluate student attainment of student learning competencies and outcomes required for the successful completion of the PANCE examinations and practice as an entry level PA
  • Participate in development, periodic review and revision (as necessary) of the mission statement, vision, goals, objectives and outcomes of the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program and curriculum
  • Participate in development, coordination, implementation and continual assessment and planning processes of the PA Program and curriculum
  • Participate in applicant recruitment, admissions and selection processes
  • Develop, deliver and assess objective driven course materials
  • Provide student instruction and evaluate student performance in both phases of the program
  • Advise, evaluate, and remediate students
  • Assist PA Program with testing and practical examinations as necessary
  • Serve as a small-group facilitator
  • Attend and participate in annual PA Program evaluation
  • Assist in preparation of accreditation documentation, to include programmatic data collection and analysis and preparation of self-study reports
  • Attend PA Program department and assigned committee meetings
  • Assist in securing and maintaining clinical sites
  • Assist Program administration, staff and other faculty as necessary for the good of the PA Program
  • Participate in scholarship and service activities as assigned and negotiated by the Program Director, as per University/Department policies.
  • Develop a research agenda under the mentorship of the Department Chair and the Associate Provost
  • Represent the PA Program at professional functions
  • Attend occasional evening and weekend program events with advance notice


  • Terminal degree for discipline, with a minimum of a Master's
  • If a clinician, at least 2 years of clinical practice in a licensed discipline
  • NCCPA certification if PA or ABMS or equivalent board certification if physician
  • If applicable, eligibility for CT state licensure in discipline
  • Higher education experience preferred
  • Strong communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team of highly motivated and experienced individuals
  • Honesty, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards
  • Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
  • Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation

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