Assistant/Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program (Didactic & Clinical)

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program (Didactic & Clinical)

Dominican educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens who incorporate the Dominican values of study, reflection, community and service into their lives. The University is committed to diversity, sustainability and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences and professional programs. Dominican University of California is an independent university offering the best of Liberal Arts combined with a rigorous professional education. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys an over century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach. The University offers more than 60 academic programs that reflect the diversity and creativity of both the faculty and the students. With about 1,900 students and a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend the personal attention associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.

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Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Department: Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies Program
Division: School of Health and Natural Sciences
Reports To: Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program
Status: Full time, 1.0 FTE Term or Tenure-track Faculty (12 Months)

Position Summary:
Dominican University of California is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor for its developing Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program. The Assistant/Associate Professor will be a member of The Dominican University of California faculty and more specifically, the College of Health and Natural Sciences, Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies Program. The Assistant/Associate Professor's primary responsibilities include teaching and evaluating students, serving as a student advisor, assisting in curriculum development and clinical year responsibilities, participate with clinical site recruitment, coordination of and conducting site visits to PA students during clinical rotations, monitor students' progress during clinical rotations and participating in advising and remediation of students' academic needs.

In conjunction with the Program Director and MSPAS Faculty, the Assistant/Associate Professor will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum that conforms to the Program's mission, goals, and objectives. Salary and rank (assistant or associate professor), and whether status is term or tenure track, are commensurate with applicants qualifications and experience.

Didactic and General:

  • Assist in the creation, development and implementation of terminal goals and learning objectives for each course of study, to include the didactic and clinical phases.
  • Serve as course coordinator for assigned courses which includes developing, organizing, delivery (teaching) and evaluation of course content and objectives and the guidance and management of adjunct faculty or lecturers involved in those courses.
  • Develop and deliver lecture and laboratory material content that meet course objectives.
  • Develop and implement evaluation tools to assess the student's knowledge of course content as outlined in the course objectives.
  • Assist in identifying core knowledge, skills and attitudes requisite to development of the competencies required for successful completion of board examinations and safe practice at the time of entry to the profession.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of all aspects of the didactic and clinical curriculum.
  • Participate in scholarly and research activities to professional groups and journals.
  • Participation in the identification and recruitment of suitable faculty and staff to be involved in the administrative operations of the Program.
  • Participation in faculty development activities and faculty development retreats and seminars.
  • Participate in the identification and recruitment of qualified applicants and their enrollment as students in the Program in collaboration with the Admissions Office and Program faculty.
  • Participate in local, state, and national professional organizations to ensure Program excellence and appropriateness of curriculum and instruction.
  • Participates in all accreditation activities of the program.

  • Assist in the clinical year coordinating activities as directed by the Program which may include:
  • Ensure compliance with educational objectives during the clinical phase of the program.
  • Perform site visits and evaluations of students on clinical rotations.
  • Troubleshoot concerns related to clinical year students and/or clinical sites and preceptors
  • Assist in the development and retention of clinical affiliations.
  • Assist in coordinating the Call Back Week activities, Summative Session lectures and Simulation Lab events that occur on Return to Campus days.

Required Qualifications:
  • Current NCCPA certification
  • Master's degree and eligibility for licensure in the state of California are required
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team with other Program and University faculty and colleagues is essential

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 years of teaching experience

Additional Position Information
  • Applications will be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience
  • Position is Term or Tenure Track based on applicants qualifications

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16, with a small-town feeling in a park- like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Application Procedures
  • Link to apply:
  • A cover letter is required.
  • Compile resume/CV and cover letter in one pdf document and upload in the Resume/CV section.
  • For further questions on the application process, please contact [email protected]

    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.

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    Posted: 1/14/2019
    Application Due: 3/11/2019
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