Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Jan 27 2021 Job Description:
The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a highly motivated individual, committed to student success, academic excellence and advancement of the PA profession, to join the PA Studies Program at the University of Saint Joseph as an integral component of the team. Working with Program faculty and staff, this individual will assist in the operation of the PA Studies Program, with a focus on teaching and supporting a transformative student experience within a unique modular curriculum during the didactic and clinical phases of the program. The position will require occasional evening and weekend commitments, with advanced notice.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Assist in development, implementation, teaching and evaluation of graduate level didactic and clinical curriculum for the PA Program
Participate in the development, implementation, teaching and evaluation of the entry-level curriculum for the MSPAS program
Develop and evaluate student attainment of student learning competencies and outcomes required for the successful completion of the PANCE examinations and practice as an entry level PA
Participate in development, periodic review and revision (as necessary) of the mission statement, vision, goals, objectives and outcomes of the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program and curriculum
Participate in development, coordination, implementation and continual assessment and planning processes of the PA Program and curriculum
Participate in applicant recruitment, admissions and selection processes
Develop, deliver and assess objective driven course materials
Provide student instruction and evaluate student performance in both phases of the program
Advise, evaluate, and remediate students
Assist PA Program with testing and practical examinations as necessary
Serve as a small-group facilitator
Attend and participate in annual PA Program evaluation
Assist in preparation of accreditation documentation, to include programmatic data collection and analysis and preparation of self-study reports
Attend PA Program department and assigned committee meetings
Assist in securing and maintaining clinical sites
Assist Program administration, staff and other faculty as necessary for the good of the PA Program
Participate in scholarship and service activities as assigned and negotiated by the Program Director, as per University/Department policies.
Develop a research agenda under the mentorship of the Department Chair and the Associate Provost
Represent the PA Program at professional functions
Attend occasional evening and weekend program events with advance notice
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Terminal degree for discipline, with a minimum of a Master's
If a clinician, at least 2 years of clinical practice in a licensed discipline
NCCPA certification if PA or ABMS or equivalent board certification if physician
If applicable, eligibility for CT state licensure in discipline
Higher education experience preferred
Strong communication, time management and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team of highly motivated and experienced individuals
Honesty, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.