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SUMMARY: The principal part-time faculty member(rank
commensurate with experience) within the Physician Assistant (PA)
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 member will be
effective in the areas of course design, course delivery, and
evaluation. The principal faculty member is instrumental in
assisting the program to ensure that students consistently meet the
program’s Student Learning Outcomes to achieve competencies
required for PA practice. The principal faculty member is guided by
the Directors of Didactic/Clinical Education and the Program
Director in assisting the program with curriculum assessment and
meeting the Accreditation Review Commission on
education for Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
The part-time faculty member works 20 hours a week with a teaching
workload of 8-10 credits annually as defined in the Faculty
Supplement. The incumbent must assure that the South University
philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and
responsibilities of this position, which includes 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,
KEY JOB ELEMENTS:
teaching and instruction as dictated by the needs of the PA Program
and assigned by the supervisor or designee:
of instruction annually.
in areas of clinical and/or professional
academic advising as a Small Group Facilitator, Student Advisor,
and facilitating remediation as
the Director of Didactic Education in the administrative
coordination of the didactic phase of the
the Director of Clinical Education in the administrative
coordination of the clinical phase of the
with curriculum development, which includes the design and
implementation of the curriculum.
with ongoing curriculum evaluation and
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.
student performance of submitted assignments, including written
clinical documentation, evidence-based medicine research, and
health literacy projects.
examinations for courses and maps exam questions to ARC-PA
accreditation standards and the NCCPA Content
input to assist with accreditation activities, as well as ongoing
program evaluation and mission statement review.
in the program's admissions process to include student recruitment,
student evaluation (through application review and candidate
interviews), and student selection meetings.
in service, community and campus relations, and scholarly
activities appropriate to the role of a Principal Faculty
in faculty development opportunities each year as required in the
areas of teaching and academic administration.
with clinical site development and clinical site
with other responsibilities as determined by the Directors of
Didactic/Clinical Education, Program Director, and/or the Campus
Dean of Academic Affairs.
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.
Degree as a Physician Assistant, current NCCPA Certification, and
eligibility for state licensure as a PA required.
years clinical experience highly preferred;
in PA/medical classroom teaching preferred.
communication skills, both verbal and written.
interpersonal skills with student and staff
organization, prioritization, and self-motivation
computer skills, including MS Office Suite, ExamSoft, and
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, 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. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10
pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description. The
individual must be able to travel out of the local area with an
occasional overnight stay to participate in a variety of
conferences and meetings.
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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Required Education Master’s Degree