Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical Professor (Phoenix Biomed Campus)

Northern Arizona University
Physician Assistant Studies

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Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical Professor (Phoenix Biomed Campus)
Location: Physician Assistant Studies
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605301
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

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Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

One full time, 12-month, non-tenure track position is available. Position is based in Phoenix, AZ.

The College of Health and Human Services at Northern Arizona University (NAU) is seeking a full-time (12 month) faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate or Full Clinical Professor to assist the Program Director with the teaching and administration of a Physician Assistant Program in Phoenix, AZ. This Program provides a unique opportunity to teach in an inter-professional educational environment that includes Northern Arizona University doctoral programs in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. The program resides in the state-of-the-art Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix shared by health science educational programs from both the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.

This individual will assume responsibility for the coordination of parts of the curriculum and associated evaluative processes. The successful candidate will ultimately assist with many aspects of the program including teaching, recruitment, admissions, student advising, program administration, and the development, delivery and evaluation of the curriculum associated with the program, as well as perform scholarship and service activity. The successful candidate will be involved with development and retention of clinical rotation sites, orchestration of students on clinical rotations, delivery and evaluation of the clinical curriculum, conducting both initial and ongoing site visits, mentoring and advising of clinical students. Additionally, this candidate will both lead and assist in the preparation of ARC-PA evaluations, reports, accreditation documents, and participate in periodic accreditation site visits to ensure that the program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Some didactic teaching responsibilities may be required as needed. Additional duties may include other aspects of the program including recruitment, student admissions, program administration as well as perform scholarship and service activity.

Minimum Qualifications

Assistant Clinical Professor

  • Master's degree
  • Graduate of an ARC-PA (or predecessor) accredited PA Program with current NCCPA certification
  • Eligibility for PA licensure in Arizona
  • Minimum of three years’ clinical experience as a licensed PA

Associate Clinical Professor (all the above, and)

  • A minimum of five years of clinical experience as a licensed PA
  • The equivalent of 6 years' full time experience as a faculty member in a PA program
  • Previous or current academic appointment at rank equivalent to associate clinical professor or higher

Full Clinical Professor (all of the above, and)

  • Previous or current academic appointment at rank equivalent to full clinical professor or higher

Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of 12 months of teaching experience in an accredited PA program. (cumulative time spent as adjunct faculty, part-time teaching faculty, and/or lecturing for a PA program will be considered)
  • Record of peer-reviewed scholarly activity, successful grant funding and management, and/or notable service to the profession
  • Experience as a clinical coordinator or director of clinical education at a PA program is highly desired
  • A working knowledge of the ARC-PA Standards
  • Potential for or a record of scholarship
  • A record of service in the PA profession at the state or national level
  • A record of successful teaching evidenced by student learning and success
  • Clinical experience working in primary care and/or with underserved populations
  • Doctoral degree or progress toward obtaining a doctoral degree
  • Experience in interprofessional education
  • Experience in the use of on-line course management and testing software for PA students
  • Experience working in an educational program that emphasizes diverse student populations

General Information

Northern Arizona University is a 22,870-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on April 26, 2021.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605301, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (4) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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