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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor-PA

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2023

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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor-PA

Classification Title

Clinical Assistant Professor

Proposed Salary to be Offered

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Position Summary

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Physician Assistant (PA) Program, in partnership with Gundersen Medical Foundation, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, and Marshfield Clinic Health System, invites interested medical providers, including Physician Assistants and Physicians, to apply for the position of full-time and/or half-time 9-month Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor. This Instructional Academic Staff position is eligible for career progression.

Under general supervision of department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching
undergraduate and/or graduate courses. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. In addition, workload may involve advising students and/or providing other service to the department. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.

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Is this position eligible for employment sponsorship, (H1B or PERM)?


Required Qualifications

The Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor is primarily responsible for student instruction and assessment in the didactic or pre-clinical phase of the program. The successful candidate will:
  • Provide medically informative, contemporary classroom instruction as an independent course director and a peer lecturer, as determined by the Program Director
  • Proactively monitor student learning and evaluate progress
  • Compassionately advise students through the rigorous academic process
  • Enthusiastically participate in program-wide student assessment, curriculum design, and maintenance of program accreditation.
  • Participate in student recruitment, selection, and admission interviewing
  • Engage positively as vital member of the PA Program team

  • An advanced degree specific to the applicant

o For PA applicants: an earned master’s degree or higher in PA studies (or equivalent)
o For physician applicants: an earned MD or DO degree
  • Professional certification specific to the applicant

o For PA applicants: a current NCCPA certification
o For physician applicants: current board certification
  • Eligibility for Wisconsin licensure
  • Experience with clinically-practicing physician assistants specific to the applicant

o For PA applicants: 1-year of clinical practice experience as a Physician Assistant at the time of hire
o For Physicians: 1-year of supervisory or clinical practice experience with one or more physician assistants at the time of hire
  • Evidence of skill in computer applications necessary for instruction and communication
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal and communication ability
Preferred Qualifications
  • More than 1-year of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant or Physician, at the time of hire
  • Prior clinical or higher education teaching experience
  • Evidence of knowledge of the PA Profession
Physical Demands

Reasonable Accommodations
UWL provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 608.785.8013. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

All position descriptions are required to provide physical demands and working condition/environment and may not be published in the job announcement. For information on the physical demands and/or working conditions/environment for this position, please contact Human Resources at or 608.785.8013.

Working conditions and environment
  • Office/classroom setting
Miscellaneous Information

Information about your benefits Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.

Highlights include:
  • excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
  • paid holidays and sick days.
  • sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
  • after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
  • benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at:

Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage. Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community. For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on theU.S. News & World Reportlist of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.

With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at . The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here: Choose La Crosse .

Learn more about UW-La Crosse here: AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ -Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by ( ACO ).
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For the UWL Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see or contact the University Police Department at 608.785.9000.

SOE Affiliation



College of Science and Health

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Enjoy working with three of the nation’s premier integrated healthcare systems and join the staff of a highly rated Midwest university, while living and recreating in the picturesque Seven Rivers Region of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.

Established in 1995, the UW-L – Gundersen – Mayo – Marshfield PA Program is a 24-month master’s degree program that boasts a strong reputation, small class size, and a 100% 5-year first-time PANCE pass rate. Full accreditation has been granted through September 2027. The quad-partnership assures excellent clinical training – student rotations are guaranteed through the Gundersen, Marshfield Clinic, and Mayo Clinic Health Systems. The PA Program is one of eight graduate or undergraduate programs in the Health Professions Department.

The instructional academic staff position offers excellent benefits. The competitive salary and position designation will be commensurate with the candidate’s academic experience.
In the resume’ and cover letter, applicants should specify how they meet the required and/or preferred qualifications.

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Continuous Recruitment


Continuous Recruitment First Review Date


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Special Instructions

Application packet should include:
  • A letter of application that indicates your qualifications for the position, along with the areas in Marketing in which you are most interested and qualified to teach
  • A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A separate document with names and contact information for three references including: phone number, mailing address, email address, and a short statement regarding their professional relationship to the applicant
Additional materials, such as teaching evidence and evidence of research productivity, are not required as part of the initial application, but may be asked for later in the process.
Position is 100%. Salary is based on an academic calendar year.

Application deadlines
There is no application deadline for this position, as it is a continuous recruitment.
We will review applications as they come

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Position Contact Name

Maggie Laufenberg, PA Program Director

Position Contact Email
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have your doctoral degree or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * In what year was your doctoral degree, or equivalent, conferred?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please indicate the name of the subject(s) you are interested in teaching.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  5. * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  9. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • Department of Workforce Development (WISC)
    • Other

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