Department Name: 7N900:HEALTH SCIENCES - CLINICAL SCIENCE
The University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. The PAS program is housed at the Lexington campus and at a satellite location in Morehead, Kentucky to support our commitment to rural health. Our well-established and nationally respected program offers an entry-level Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies and enrolls a total of 56 students annually between the two campuses. The program is accredited by the ARC-PA.
The successful candidate for this 12- month tenure-eligible position based on the Morehead campus will contribute to the teaching mission of the program in the didactic and/or clinical components of the PAS curriculum, as well as to scholarship and service. Participation with program evaluation and assessment activities for ARC-PA accreditation requirements is expected. The position offers a flexible balance of instruction, research, service and professional development to facilitate individual faculty focus to maximize productivity and success. The successful candidate may participate in the practice plan (up to 20% of effort) to provide direct evidence-based patient care as a licensed PA-C in a clinical setting.
Competitive salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience. A master's degree in PAS or health care related field is required with a doctorate preferred. Teaching experience and a record of participation in scholarly activities (e.g., peer-reviewed presentations, publications, grants or other creative products) is preferred, but not required. All applicants must hold current certification as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) and be eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
About the University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, a beautiful city of approximately 308,000 residents in the heart of the Bluegrass Region of central Kentucky; known for its scenic countryside, thoroughbred horse industry and home to numerous cultural organizations. UK was founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution. The Morehead Campus is a satellite campus of UK created to accommodate individuals interested in enhancing medical care for rural Kentucky. Nestled in the foothills of Eastern Kentucky, this campus is only 60 miles via interstate from Lexington and located near Cave Run Lake. Located at the Center for Health Education & Research (CHER) building, this campus is a unique collaboration with Morehead State University (MSU) and St. Claire Regional Medical Center (SCRMC). The CHER building is a 30 million dollar building with state-of-the-art technology for video conferencing capabilities. The building also boasts a fully functional Gross Anatomy lab only used by the University of Kentucky PA students. Programs included at the CHER building are MSU’s Nursing and Imagining Sciences, UK’s Rural Physician Leadership Program and Family Medicine Residency, SCRMC Family Medicine Clinic and the Northeast Area Health Education Center (NEAHEC). The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community in which people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage all minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and women to consider our employment opportunities. Visit the University’s website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work.
Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vita, letter of interest and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Shelley Irving, MSPAS, PA-C, University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, 316 W Second Street, 202 CHER Building, Morehead, KY 40351, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
A master's degree in PAS or health care related field is required with a doctorate preferred.
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Current national certification as a Physician Assistant and eligibility to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Experience with program evaluation, assessment and ARC-PA accreditation are also preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.