* includes domestic partner coverage
Principal Faculty member as a Full-time Faculty Instructor in the
Physician Assistant Program is primarily responsible for course
instruction and/or course coordination in the didactic and/or
clinical phase of the program. It is expected that a Principal
Faculty/Faculty Instructor will be effective in the areas of course
design, course delivery, and evaluation. The Principal
Faculty/Faculty Instructor is instrumental in assisting the program
to ensure that students consistently meet the program’s Student
Learning Outcomes to achieve the competencies required for PA
practice. The Principal Faculty/Faculty Instructor is guided by the
Directors of Didactic/Clinical Education and the Program Director
in assisting the program with curriculum assessment and meeting the
ARC-PA accreditation standards.
Principal Faculty/Faculty Instructor (Full-time) is a member of the
faculty (rank commensurate with experience) with the Physician
incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy is
considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this
position, which include quality services to clients; development,
growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic
principles; and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to
innovation, positive thinking, and
- Provides teaching
and instruction in the PA program including:
- Coordination of
instruction for a minimum of 6 courses annually.
- Lecturing in areas of clinical and/or
- Providing academic advising as a Small Group
Facilitator and Student Advisor.
- Assists the
Director of Didactic Education in the administrative coordination
of the didactic phase of the program.
- Assists the
Director of Clinical Education in the administrative coordination
of the clinical phase of the program.
- Assists with
curriculum development, which includes the design and
implementation of the curriculum.
- Assists with
ongoing curriculum evaluation and improvement.
- Performs student
evaluations of objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs),
lab practicals, as well as clinical reasoning, problem-solving, and
technical skills sessions during the didactic and clinical phases
of the program.
- Evaluates student
performance of submitted assignments, including written clinical
documentation, evidence-based medicine research, and health
examinations for courses and maps exam questions to ARC-PA
accreditation standards and the NCCPA Content
- Provides input to
assist with accreditation activities, as well as ongoing program
evaluation and mission statement review.
- Participates in the
program's admissions process to include student recruitment,
student evaluation (through application review and candidate
interviews), and student selection meetings.
- Engages in service,
community and campus relations, and scholarly activities
appropriate to the role of a Principal Faculty (Full-time)
- Participates in
faculty development opportunities each year as required in the
areas of teaching and academic administration.
- Assists with
clinical site development and clinical site monitoring.
- Provides remedial
instruction as needed.
- Assists with other
responsibilities as determined by the Directors of
Didactic/Clinical Education, Program Director, and/or the Campus
Dean of Academic Affairs.
- Performs duties as
assigned and outlined in the Faculty job description and in
accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South
University Employee Handbook.
Terminal Degree as a Physician Assistant;
Current NCCPA Certification; eligible for State Licensure as a
1-2 years academic experience highly preferred;
3 years clinical experience required.
Experience in PA/medical classroom teaching
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and
Strong interpersonal skills with student and
Superior organization, prioritization, and
Strong computer skills, including MS Office
Suite, ExamSoft, and WebAdMIT.
Ability to interact effectively as a member of
a team and work collaboratively with other
Ability to read, understand, interpret, and
implement accreditation criteria and state agency
Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints
from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the
academic or business community.
Ability to listen to customers (e.g. staff,
students, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their
Ability to adapt to changing assignments and
Ability to manage multiple tasks and
successfully meet deadlines.
work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a
disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or
without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential
functions of the position.
While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate
professionally in person, over the telephone, video conference,
through email and other electronic means, move about the office or
school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually
or otherwise identify, observe and assess.
South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee,
student and graduate success. We are committed to building and
developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures
and perspectives can thrive.
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Pay Type Salary
Required Education Master’s Degree