The Tufts University School of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Community Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the level of Instructor/Assistant Professor as a principal faculty member for the Physician Assistant Program. The Physician Assistant program is a 25-month program which leads to a Masters of Medical Science (MMS) degree.
We seek a collegial individual who is a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program, NCCPA certified, and currently licensed (or eligible for licensure) as a physician assistant in Massachusetts. They will possess at least a Master’s Degree as a physician assistant or in a related discipline.
This individual will have at least 3 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant and a minimum of 2 years of physician assistant educational instruction experience. They must have strong interpersonal abilities including written and verbal communication skills, problem-solving and critical decision-making abilities.
This individual must possess strong computer skills, including use of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and be willing to learn new computer-based systems. They will also have broad knowledge of the physician assistant profession, its history and development, and an understanding of legal and regulatory issues involving physician assistant practice and physician supervision.
This is a non-tenured track faculty position with salary and rank commensurate with qualifications.
Essential Tasks and Functions
Serves as faculty for the Physician Assistant Program
Teaching responsibilities in the didactic and clinical phase of the program
Participation in curriculum development
Participation in admissions, evaluations, remediation, program evaluation
Additional activities as requested by the program director
Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
The Public Health and Professional Degree Programs (PHPD) confer the Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant Program), Master of Public Health, the Doctorate in Public Health, Master of Science in Health Communication, Master of Science in Pain Research, Education and Policy, and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. The Programs seek to create an educational and workplace environment that fosters active learning, discussion and debate, critical thinking, inclusion and the capacity to work in a multidisciplinary practice environment. Small class size and high accessibility of faculty to students are hallmarks of our Programs.
The academic home of the PHPD is the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. Faculty comprises public health practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, nurses, dentists, nutritionists, health administrators, lawyers, writers, and environmental and civil engineers. Areas of research concentration include environmental and occupational health, obesity and chronic disease, health policy and health care delivery, health communication, health inequality and social determinants of health, nutrition and infectious disease, and global health.
To apply please send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae via email to: PAProgram@tufts.edu AND, go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/80578to submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a teaching statement, a summary of teaching evaluations, and three professional letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin in November 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
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