CHP-N-3224, Assistant or Associate Professor

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Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Health Sciences

College of Health Professions


College of Health Professions invites applications for a full-time Academic Coordinator in the Physician Assistant master’s degree program to begin in the Fall of 2019. The position is a 10-month faculty appointment and has a required summer appointment. The Academic Coordinator carries a reduced teaching load and is responsible for ensuring that all Physician Assistant students receive a high quality didactic education. Academic rank as an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor will be commensurate with qualifications and university promotion and tenure criteria for appointment in the tenure track.


Earned research doctoral degree in a relevant field. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2020. An MS degree in Physician Assistant studies (or equivalent) is also required. The applicant must meet NCCPA certification criteria and be eligible for licensure in the state of Maryland by time of appointment. A minimum of three years of clinical or professional experience and two years of professional teaching is required. Preferred candidates will demonstrate teaching excellence and show evidence of having developed a sustainable scholarship agenda leading to refereed publications.

Other requirements: ability to develop collaborative relationships across disciplines and with external health care organizations. Active participations in state and/or national professional organizations and experience in higher education or health administration/leadership are preferred.


Successful candidates will be responsible for overseeing, coordinating, scheduling and evaluating all aspects of the first-year didactic phase of the physician assistant program curriculum. The Academic Coordinator will provide continuous review and update for all first-year didactic course materials and objectives, ensuring all material is in compliance with national accreditation standards. As a faculty member, continued responsibilities include teaching, advising, service and scholarship.

Department and Program Information:

The Physician Assistant Studies Program is located within the Department of Health Sciences, one of the five academic departments in the Towson University College of Health Professions. One of the oldest in the country, the program has an Accreditation-Continued status until 2023 and is offered in a joint format with the Community College of Baltimore County. In addition to the Program Director, the program has 6 full-time dedicated faculty positions and several long-term part-time faculty. Thirty-six students are admitted annually.

Towson University:

Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s, 42 master’s, and 4 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

For full consideration, please send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation and an official graduate transcript. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Dr. H. Wayne Nelson

Chair, Department of Health Science

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001

Email: [email protected]

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CHP-N-3224.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.





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Posted: 10/29/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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