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Clinical Faculty (Open Rank) and Program Director, Physician Assistant/Associates Program

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
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Posted Date
Jun 2, 2023

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Clinical Faculty (Open Rank) and Program Director, Physician Assistant/Associates Program

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Physician Assistant/Associates Program Director and Clinical Faculty (Open Rank).
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving nearly 26,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.
To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Within this setting, the program is housed on the Armstrong campus in Savannah in The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. The Master of Science Physician Assistant program, guided by Georgia Southern University and the Waters College of Health Profession missions, will provide a transformative learning opportunity to meet a diverse student population and the communities' needs by developing competent health care professionals.

Position Description.

Reporting to the Department Chair, the Director position requires administrative, teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the department, college, and university. Initially the Director will be responsible for developing the new program proposal which includes curriculum development, preparation of initial accreditation documents (ARC-PA accreditation process, the PAEA, AAPA) and identifying potential clinical sites.

The primary responsibilities of the Director, once the program is implemented, will be to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the Physician's Assistant/Associates program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty. These activities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Developing, scheduling, monitoring, and refining an approved Physician Assistant curriculum;
• Facilitating quality learning experiences for students during didactic and clinical education;
• Evaluating student performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum;
• Selecting clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with physician assistant practice;
• Maximizing available resources for the didactic and clinical education program;
• Providing documented records and assessment of the clinical education component of the Physicians Assistant Program (including clinical education sites and clinical educators);
• Assisting in the hiring of program faculty;
• Engaging core faculty in didactic and clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment;
• Leading procedures and efforts involved with successful program accreditation and future reaccreditation; and
• Participating in interdisciplinary collaboration with other university departments and units;

The position is a 12-month, non-tenure track, clinical position. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

• Doctoral degree in an appropriate field of health/medical education
• Certified Physician Assistant/Associate (PA);
• Three years of full-time higher education experience at the time of appointment; and
• Eligible for licensure as a PA in the State of Georgia.
• Minimum of two years of clinical supervision of students and/or clinical coordination experience; or minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a physicians assistant/associate program
• Experience in online education
• Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills
• Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physician assistant / associate
• Ability to initiate, administer, assess, and document clinical education programs
• Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers
• Ability to travel between Georgia Southern campuses as needed
• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
• Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor
• Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor

Preferred Qualifications:

• Prior teaching experience in a PA academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice
• Prior experience in the development of a PA curriculum
• Prior experience in hybrid/online PA instruction
• Knowledge of educational, management, and adult learning theory and principles
• Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels

Screening of applications begins May 30, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2023. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above with supporting documents; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr Kari Mau, Search Chair
Search #67960
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-344-2852

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.


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