The Principal Faculty, Assessment Coordinator for the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program, will work closely with the Program Director in a dual role to facilitate the assessment and outcomes in accordance with ARC-PA Standards and as a course director on a twelve (12) month, full-time basis. As an Assessment Coordinator, this individual is responsible for ongoing planning, operations, and management of research, grants, metrics, and evaluations of the PA program. As a Course Director, the individual is responsible for development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of assigned courses. The Principal Faculty, Assessment Coordinator works collaboratively with faculty within the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Ashland University.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Is responsible for oversight of assessment of the program in alignment with ARC-PA standards and exceptional course development and implementation to ensure the PA students readiness to practice upon graduation.
Provides academic instruction.
Develops, implements evaluates and ensures course syllabi maintain compliance with ARC-PA Standards of assigned clinical courses.
Develops, coordinates, and maintains a systematic process for program evaluation, particularly in regards to the ARC-PA standards, continuous self-assessment and accreditation preparation.
Gathers, coordinates, processes, and reports data on students, faculty, adjuncts, and preceptors using PA program evaluations, to satisfy program, institution, ARC-PA and HLC requirements.
Ensures accreditation standards are followed by interacting on a regular basis with the Program Director, faculty, and accrediting bodies.
Serves as an academic advisor to students.
Provides remedial instruction of didactic year students.
Participates in state and national PA organizations as necessary to promote the program and the profession.
Represents the PA program through service on committees at the university-level as required.
Participates in the admissions process, including student recruitment and selection.
Agrees to not participate as a health care provider for students in the program, except in an emergency situation.
Performs other duties as determined by negotiation at the annual performance review by the Program Director.
Master's degree or higher is required in PA studies of equivalent.
Must be certified by NCCPA and hold current certification.
Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience as a PA.
Ability to articulate a research agenda and demonstrate expertise in advance analytical methods in research areas.
Teaching and/or administrative experience in PA education or healthcare-related field is required.
Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills.
Ability to build relationships.
Active service or leadership at the local, regional, or national level.
A complete position description is on file with Human Resources.
Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.
About Ashland University
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.