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Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, Non-Tenure Track, Summer 2024

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Chapman University’s graduate program in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies seeks applications for TWO non-tenure track full-time Clinical Assistant Professors. Successful candidates will begin in Summer 2024.

The PA program is located on the Rinker Health Science campus in Irvine, California. This campus fosters an interprofessional educational environment and the use of innovative technology in teaching and practice. It features state-of-the-art facilities including a human cadaver anatomy lab, advanced learning center with innovative technology, Grand Rounds auditorium with 3D projection capabilities, medical simulation lab, medical library, and collaborative work centers, A new 52,000 square foot Campus Center opened in 2023 which features support services for students, meeting and study spaces, gathering and lounge spaces, wellness spaces, cafe and coffee shop, bookstore, and galleries that celebrate and build community at the Rinker Campus. The campus is home to several accredited graduate health science professional programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Doctor of Pharmacy. All Rinker Campus health professions students participate in the Interprofessional Education course series.

Since graduating its inaugural class in 2018, the Chapman PA Program has rapidly become one of California’s top programs. New graduates maintain a 100% PANCE pass rate, with a first-time pass rate of 98%. Students participate annually in state and national medical challenge bowl competitions, winning first place in the 2022 California Academy of PAs event. Students and faculty value community service, regularly volunteering with Southern California Special Olympics and Rising Above Disabilities (RAD) Camp, and for local high school and college student mentoring. The program boasts outstanding clinical rotations throughout Orange and Los Angeles County, through which many students find their first PA position. In 2023, the program’s national ranking debut (96) placed it in the top third of accredited U.S. PA programs. The PA program provides a personalized education of distinction to its students as evidenced by experienced faculty who emphasize in-person, hands on teaching and learning environments with students rather than an online education.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment primed for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

  • Teach/direct didactic and clinical courses as assigned.
  • Create course objectives, syllabi, and assessments including practical exams (OSCEs)
  • Participate in curriculum development and assessment; and provide clinical skills instruction (e.g., suturing, injections, IV placement, urinary catheter placement, etc.) using simulation equipment.
  • Maintain clinical competency, participate in interprofessional education experiences, and assist the clinical year team as needed including site recruitment and maintenance.
  • Participate in the program Admissions process, Student Progress Committee, University and Community service, and ongoing program accreditation, evaluation, assessment, and improvement activities.
  • Serve as Faculty Advisor to PA students as assigned, participate in Student Society service activities, and assume other tasks/responsibilities as directed by the Program Director/Chair and/or Dean of Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences.

We invite applicants who are 1) PAs who have graduated from a fully accredited PA Program with at least 3 years of clinical practice experience in the U.S; 2) MD, DO, and NP candidates with applicable clinical and/or teaching experience. PA applicants must be eligible for California licensure as a PA. PAs must have a master’s degree or higher and current NCCPA certification.

Prior faculty experience in PA or medical education, as well as interprofessional education and incorporating technology including simulation into teaching and practice, is strongly preferred.

Application Instructions

Candidates should electronically submit:
  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reprints of Publications
  • Samples of Curriculum Development
  • Other materials that support your application
Please address materials to Anne Walsh, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Search Committee Chair

Inquiries may be directed to Anne Walsh (, cc: Erika Orejola ( Please use “PAS NTT Clinical Asst. Prof. 2024” as the email subject line.

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budget approval.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Chapman University-Crean College MMS PA Studies Program sponsored by Chapman University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2030. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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