Assistant/Associate/Clinical Professor

Mississippi State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Function:

Faculty member will be responsible for presenting lectures and laboratory instruction, developing and grading examinations and assignments, and recruiting guest lecturers. They will also be actively involved with student advising and admissions, faculty meetings or committees as assigned, clinical and scholarly activity.

The position reports directly to the Program Director. The Program Director annually completes performance evaluations with input from the faculty and staff.

Department Profile:

Please see our website at

Area of Specialization:

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Anticipated Appointment Date:

November 1, 2021

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. 12 - month, full-time academic position.
2. Participate in implementation, evaluation, and revision of didactic and clinical phase
3. Participate in all aspects of the ARC-PA provisional accreditation process.
4. Serve as course director for assigned didactic courses.
5. Identify and instruct appropriate lecturers for didactic courses.
6. Instruct PA students in areas of knowledge and expertise.
7. Participate in academic advising of PA students.
8. Participate in the admissions process.
9. Participate in laboratory instruction during didactic and clinical phase of program.
10. Participate in student evaluation by grading written assignments, written examinations,
OSCE's, practical skill competencies, oral presentations, or other assessment methods.
11. Participate in faculty meetings, retreats, and committees as assigned.
12. Maintain NCCPA certification and/or medical license(s).
13. Participate in appropriate local, state, and national physician assistant professional
14. Participate in clinical practice or research activities depending on position.
15. Maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity to be a role-model for the physician
assistant students.
16. Active involvement in community service and/or service learning associated with the
17. Serve as Program Coordinator for the identification, planning, implementation, and review
of program sponsored service projects.
18. Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program.
Master's degree required. Doctoral degree strongly preferred.
Current NCCPA certification.
Minimum of three years clinical experience as a practicing PA. Teaching experience in physician assistant education strongly preferred.
Eligibility for licensure in the state of Mississippi.
Strong commitment to fulfill mission, vision, and goals of the program and the university.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral degree is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
2. Ability to prioritize competing demands and the ability to meet deadlines.
3. Ability to exercise good judgement and discipline.
4. Strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills.
5. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
6. Ability to efficiently and effectively work in a fast - paced environment with multiple responsibilities .
7. Ability to prioritize work load; meet deadlines and foster a willingness to continuously learn and grow professionally to excel at one's highest capacity.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Work is primarily in a classroom setting. Some clinical instruction will be required.
2. Exposure to physical risk and physical effort as expected in a clinical setting.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, and vitae. In addition, an official transcript and certification must be mailed to
Dr. Rick Kilgore - Assistant Clinical Professor and Interim Program Director
MSU-Meridian Riley Campus
2214 5th Street
Meridian, MS 39301

Condition of Employment:

As required by Executive Order 14042, If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or apply for and receive a University-approved exemption before beginning employment with the University.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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