Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success as a founding principal faculty member in the Physician Assistant Program. West Chester University of Pennsylvania currently seeks applications for an Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant (PA) Program. This position will begin by July 1, 2021. Join 3 experienced faculty members to start this new program which has applied for provisional ARC-PA accreditation status with anticipated matriculation of the first graduate cohort of 27 students in July of 2021. This is a 10-month, full-time, tenure-track graduate faculty position.
All PA faculty must possess the educational and experiential qualifications to perform their assigned duties. Full-time PA Faculty must be actively involved in the program to: develop, review and revise the mission statement, goals, and competencies for the program; select applicants for admission to the PA program; provide student instruction; evaluate student performance; provide academic counseling to students; assure the availability of remedial instruction; design, implement, coordinate, and evaluate the curriculum; and evaluate the program. Principal faculty will be involved in assessment of student learning and program performance, and will actively participate in the accreditation process. Faculty are also responsible for engaging in service and scholarly activities.
• Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program; • Master’s degree from accredited PA program or other related field; • 3 years of recent clinical experience as a physician assistant; • Current NCCPA certification; • Pennsylvania licensure or eligibility.
• Clinical experience in surgery, emergency medicine, or pediatrics; • Minimum of 1 year of teaching or presenting experience; • Experience with diverse populations or underserved communities; • Experience and knowledge of ARC-PA accreditation; • Strong communication and collaboration skills; • Commitment to diversity and inclusion; • Commitment to student achievement and success; • Commitment to collaboration within the PA program, across the College, and the community; • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and willingness to learn new technologies.
The following materials should be submitted to the West Chester University Electronic Submission site:
• Cover letter detailing interest in program and relevant experience, including clinical experience, teaching experience, and experience with diverse populations/medically underserved populations • Current resume/curriculum vitae • Names/contact information for 3 professional references
Upon request a Diversity Statement must be provided. This request highlights our Department's commitment to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to cultivate a campus environment that welcomes all. This commitment reflects the diversity theme of West Chester University's new Strategic Plan and supports initiatives of our Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI).
Applications should be submitted by June 1, 2021. Applicants must successfully complete an interview to be considered as a finalist.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The University is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 18,000 students. The University is located in the city of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City, Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums and hospitals.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
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About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions.