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Skills Adjunct Faculty

Chatham University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Skills Adjunct Faculty

Chatham University is now welcoming applications for a Skills Adjunct Faculty.

The adjunct faculty member, under the supervision of the Program Director (PD), is responsible for providing an educational experience for our students that meets accreditation standards and comply with institutional and program's policies and procedures and has at least one year of clinical experience.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at: .


This is an adjunct position within the Clinical Skills for the PA I & II courses, which are the program's history and physical examination courses. The faculty member will be present in lab from 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm one day per week; courses run from late August through end of April.

Instructional Responsibilities
  • Provides classroom instruction as directed by the course director.
  • Provides laboratory instruction as directed by the course director, to include:
    • Demonstration of physical examination techniques
    • Demonstration of clinical procedure techniques
    • Actively engages with students to answer questions on documentation and assessment techniques.
  • Assists in the assessment of students' knowledge, skills, and behavior, to include:
    • Grading written patient history assignment
    • Grading written documentation assignments for physical examination competencies
    • Grading physical exam competencies
    • Observing standardized patient encounters
    • Participating in low- and high-fidelity medical simulation
    • Providing constructive feedback to students on assessments
  • Participates in monthly meetings regarding Clinical Skills for the PA I & II courses and curriculum implementation.
  • Assists the course director in maintaining the laboratory and supply room.
  • Assists in the maintenance of medical manikins and other simulation supplies in the direction of the course director.
  • Assists in the reviewing of the didactic curriculum to comply with changes in accreditation requirements, program structure, and program philosophy, as needed.
  • Participates in the review, recommendation, and procurement of instructional materials as requested by the course director.
Professional Responsibilities
  • Actively pursues continuing education activities as required for maintaining professional qualifications.
  • Maintains professional certifications and/or licenses required by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania's State Board of Medicine.
Duties (as directed by the PD and Principal Faculty Course Director)
  • Additional teaching or administrative responsibilities as directed by the PD and course director.
  • Keeps the PD and Principal Faculty Course Director informed on the progress of all assignments.
  • Participates in accreditation review, assessment, and implementation of changes on an ongoing basis.
Minimum requirements:
  • Must be an NCCPA certified Physician Assistant.
  • Must have at least 2 years of full-time clinical experience.
  • Prior experience in PA education, while not required, is preferred.
How to Apply:

Applications accepted only via  (direct link is ) and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:
  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, business & communications, and the arts & sciences. 

As the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson '29, Chatham is perennially ranked as one of the "greenest" colleges in the United States. 

Located in Pittsburgh, PA—one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns—Chatham is composed of three distinct locations: the historic arboretumShadyside CampusChatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses. 

Chatham's mission is "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living, and working environment for all members of the campus community. 

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