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Assistant Clinical Professor, MSPA

University of New England
Portland, Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Position Information

Position Type

Faculty Track

Position Title
Assistant Clinical Professor, MSPA

Employment Status
Full Time


Portland, ME


The faculty member will work with the Program Director, Didactic Coordinator, PA faculty and staff, and UNE faculty to ensure that the educational environment demonstrates qualities needed to provide a superior medical education in accordance with ARC -PA standards.

UNE offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. The package includes varied health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site ( ) for additional information regarding UNE’s fantastic benefits package.


Duties involve collaboration with the Program Director and other faculty.
As a principle faculty member, and in accordance with ARC -PA Standards, the PA faculty member has responsibility for:
  • Developing the mission statement of the program.
  • Selecting applicants for admission to the program.
  • Providing student instruction (all faculty must participate in didactic year curriculum).
  • Evaluating student performance.
  • Academic counseling of PA students.
  • Assuring the availability of remedial instruction.
  • Designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating curriculum.
  • Administering and evaluating the program.
  • Service to include Program, College and University committee membership.
  • Professional development in the area of research and scholarly activity.
  • Engage the medical community and Clinical Sites to provide specialty instruction and curriculum enhancement.
  • Participate in University and accreditation ongoing self-study and site visit activities in maintaining full program accreditation.
  • Participate in regular ongoing self-assessment and improvement efforts.
  • Represent the program at professional, medical, and other meetings.
  • Assume any other related duties necessary to develop and maintain an effective program
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Complete the University new employee orientation, sexual harassment and other required training within 30 days of the date of hire.
  • Understand and comply with the University Safety Manual.
Supervision Given: Provides Close supervision of students associated with the Physician Assistant Program, as appropriate.


Knowledge, Education and Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited PA program required. (If MD/DO an AAMC recognized allopathic or osteopathic medical school).
  • NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant (If MD/DO, certified by an ABMS or AOA approved specialty board).
  • Current licensure in Maine, or license eligible required for both PA and physicians.
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience as a physician assistant or physician preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written, and computer skills (proficiency in electronic communication, word processing, and accessing internet resources) required.
  • Knowledge of the roles, responsibilities and scope of practice of Physician Assistant profession required.

Skills and Other Requirements:
  • Team-building, organization, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to network with outside organizations and facilities.
  • Collaborative spirit.
  • Ability to travel.

Other Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Masters level degree from accredited PA program or other health related field preferred.
  • Doctoral degree or willingness to pursue same preferred.
  • Teaching and/or administrative experience in PA education or other health related field preferred.
  • Evidence of interest in research/scholarly activities preferred.
  • Active participation/leadership in local, regional, or national PA or other medical organizations preferred.
EEO Statement Summary

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits, and will not tolerate, discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors should not motivate decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

Employees in clinical settings must meet the State of Maine’s immunization requirements for clinical activity.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Resume
Optional Documents


UNE is a private, non-profit, comprehensive R2 university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine and Tangier, Morocco. The College of Arts and Sciences is located on UNE’s waterfront Biddeford campus, with nearby city-based amenities in Portland (a 30-minute drive) and Boston (a 2-hour drive). UNE’s location in southern Maine also affords easy access to forests, mountains, freshwater lakes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. CAS, one of UNE’s six colleges, has a primary focus on undergraduate education.

UNE offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE’s excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff. Our core values include but are not limited to Student Centeredness; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Relentless Inquiry. Visit to learn about our mission, vision, and core values.

UNE is a great place to work. We boast both a tight-knit community and access to a wide array of degree programs, research opportunities and cultural events. We have three distinct campuses that combine to offer students a range of learning experiences. Our two Maine campuses house our nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, while our campus in Tangier, Morocco is home to an innovative semester abroad program. UNE is perennially included on “best colleges lists” by U.S. News & World ReportThe Princeton ReviewForbes, and others. Portland is one of the nation’s most livable small cities with an incredible natural environment, friendly people, a wealth of arts and cultural institutions, and major medical facilities. Outside magazine named it as one of the “Greatest Places to Live in America”, and Bon Appetit selected Portland as the 2018 “Restaurant City of the Year”.

UNE also offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents. The package includes health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits for both employees and dependent children. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site – – for additional information regarding UNE’s fantastic benefits package.

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