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Assistant Professor of Practice and Clinical Coordinator for the PA Studies Program

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Chatham University
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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    Chatham University

    Assistant Professor of Practice and Clinical Coordinator for the PA Studies Program

    Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

    Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling work...by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community.

    Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

    Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

    Position Summary: Chatham University is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor/ Clinical Coordinator (CC), under the supervision of the Program Director (PD), is responsible for the joint coordination of all clinical activities associated with the Physician Assistant Program. In addition, the Clinical Coordinator provides some instruction in the program. This faculty position is a Professor of Practice and is responsible for all duties outlined in the Faculty Manual.

    Qualifications:

      Master's Degree required3-5 years' experience required in either PA education or clinical workCurrent PA Certification from NCCPA
    Supervision:

    General Supervision: Dean, School of Health Sciences

    Daily Supervision: Director, PA Program

    General Duties and Responsibilities

    Academic/Clinical Responsibilities:

      Provides classroom instruction and student assessment as directed by the PDCoordinate development of new clinical curricula and courses as well as courses' syllabi, objectives, and outlinesMonitor, coordinate, and revise the clinical curriculum to comply with changes in accreditation requirements, program structure and program philosophy as neededAssist in the development, evaluation, review, and revision of the clinical curriculaPerform clinical site activities, including student scheduling, site coordination, site evaluation and site development in cooperation with the Associate Director of Clinical Education and the other members of the clinical facultyHelp to maintain the clinical site database on EXXATParticipate in the recommendation and procurement of education materialsPerform clinical site visits and evaluations as needed

    Administrative Responsibilities:

      Initiate contacts with and cultivate new clinical training sitesAssist with preparation of affiliation agreements and contracts of clinical training sitesAnalyze preceptor and student evaluationsParticipate in accreditation review, assessment, and implementation of changes on an ongoing basis

    Professional Responsibilities:

      Actively pursue continuing education activities as required for maintaining professional qualificationsMaintains professional certifications and/or licenses required by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania's State Board of MedicineParticipate in university and professional committees as outlined in the Faculty Manual

    Duties (as directed by the PD):

      Represent the program at national, state, local, and college meetings and other activities as directed by the PDMaintain appropriate files, records, and computerized databaseParticipate in faculty, program, school, and college meetingsParticipate in the interview and selection process for FT/PT faculty and preceptorsParticipate in the student application and selection processParticipate in the recruitment of new students to include presentations at program orientation seminars and visitations to local schools, colleges and universitiesAssist the PD with preparation for ARC-PA accreditation and re-accreditation site visits and self-study reportsServe as an academic and clinical advisor for students in the programKeep the PD informed on the progress of all assignmentsPerforms other duties as assigned by the program director
    Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified employees and their dependents.

    Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

    Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Actively Seeks Diverse Candidates

    Chatham Universityhttps://chatham.applicantpro.com

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    About Chatham

    Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: health & sustainability; business & communication; and the arts & sciences. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

    Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science & Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Accreditation The University is accredited by the:

    · Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Certification Program

    · Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

    · Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

    · American Chemical Society

    · American Psychology Association

    · Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    · Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

    · Council for Interior Design Accreditation

    · Council on Social Work Education

    · International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

    · Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council

     

    Mission Statement Chatham University prepares its students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work. Through professional skill development and liberal arts learning, Chatham prepares its graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.

    Student Life Students at Chatham University immerse themselves in academics, co-curricular activities, and city life here in Pittsburgh, PA. At Chatham University, you’ll find an academic and social environment where everyone, from professors in the classroom to strong alumnae/alumni networks to fellow students, cares about your future. The Office of Student Affairs at Chatham is committed to assisting students in becoming active members of the campus community through a variety of programs and services. Student Affairs staff members are here to help Chatham students stretch their imaginations, learn about themselves, discover the world, and achieve their aspirations. Chatham University has a lot in store for students outside the classroom.

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