Tenure Track Faculty 5326BR Institute of Health Sciences and Technology CHST Physician Assistant Program
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track Faculty Discipline: Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 01-Nov-2020
Department/College Description The College of Health Sciences and Technology is the center for both clinically-related and biomedical research-based innovative, flexible programs to meet both present and future needs of the health care system. As a community of dedicated faculty and staff, it is committed to diversity and student centeredness with the intention to deliver high quality education consistent with the mission of the Institute of Health Sciences and RIT. Building on a foundation of liberal arts and basic sciences, students will gain advanced knowledge in theoretical science and practical applications in experiential learning environments. These experiences will prepare students to serve humanity as practitioners, scientists, and leaders through their contribution to, and the provision of, high quality patient care, healthcare service, and/or applied translational biomedical research.
Detailed Job Description This PA program principal faculty position encompasses teaching, scholarship, service, academic advising, evaluation, course coordination and sequencing within the program. Additional responsibilities in this role remain consistent with other principal program faculty holding the rank of Assistant Professor. These are described as follows:
Actively participate in classroom teaching, instruction, and evaluation of (undergraduate and graduate) students.
Actively participate in designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating courses and curriculum within the PA program, and the College of Health sciences and Technology (CHST), as applicable.
Provide ongoing evaluation and outcome analysis of PA students, curriculum, remediation, course content and sequencing, etc. as related to the process of ongoing assessment and continual improvement of the program.
Participate in ongoing accreditation activities, ongoing and continuous course and program assessment, evaluation, and review.
Work with Program Director, professional staff, and additional principal faculty in preparation of accreditation reports, Self-Study materials and application for ongoing accreditation and program reviews, as applicable.
PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
Maintain current professional certification and New York State licensure (or eligibility).
Pursuit of scholarship, through various activities, with a plan for dissemination of work. Scholarship at RIT will encompass four elements:*
Scholarship of discovery: When faculty use their professional expertise to discover knowledge, invent, or create original material. Using this definition, basic research as well as, for example, the creation of innovative computer software, plays or artwork would be considered the scholarship of discovery. Scholarship of teaching/pedagogy: When faculty engage in the scholarship of teaching practice through peer-reviewed activities to improve pedagogy. Using this definition, a faculty member who studies and investigates student learning to develop strategies that improve learning has engaged in the scholarship of teaching. Scholarship of integration: When faculty use their professional expertise to connect, integrate, and synthesize knowledge. Using this definition, faculty members who take research findings or technological innovations and apply them to other situations would be engaging in the scholarship of integration. Scholarship of application: When faculty uses their professional expertise to engage in applied research, consultation, technical assistance, policy analysis, program evaluation or similar activities to solve problems. This definition recognizes that new intellectual understandings arise out of the act of application. *RIT Policies and Procedures Manual, Policy E4.
Participate in local, regional, and/or national professional organizations and attend meetings when possible.
Maintain current clinical expertise by practicing, or gaining clinical exposure, in a local hospital, clinic, or private practice, when applicable and contingent on negotiation with Program Director and Dean.
Serve as a liaison to the local PA and medical communities.
Provide formal academic advisement and counseling, documentation, and remedial instruction to PA students.
Development, review, and revision, as necessary, of the mission statement of the program.
PROGRAM, COLLEGE & INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE
Participate in PA program meetings, recruitment and admission processes of prospective students, PA Program Annual Awards and Coating Ceremony, and graduation events.
Participate as an active member of the PA Faculty Board and PA Admissions Board
Meet with prospective students and their families in providing an overview of the PA Program and profession.
Participate in ongoing continuous assessment and other program accreditation work and site visits, when applicable.
Participate in committee assignments, at the College of Health Sciences and Technology and University level (when applicable).
Voluntary community activities are strongly encouraged by the College of Health Sciences and Technology and the University.
Experience in clinical and/or didactic medical or PA education preferred.
Certified graduate of an accredited program in Physician Assistant or possess a MD or DO degree.
Current professional certification and New York State licensure (or eligibility).
Minimum of three years of professional (clinical) experience.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level Masters-Other
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty: Keyword Search 5326BR. Please submit your online application; cover letter; curriculum vitae or resume (1-5 pages), and upload the following attachments:
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.
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