Faculty, Physician Assistant, BS/MS

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Title:

Faculty, Physician Assistant, BS/MS

Job Code/Position Control Number:


Position Status:

Full-time Continuing

Reports to (Supervisor) Title:

Director of Physician Assistant Program

Position Summary:

The faculty will be responsible for educational leadership, student instruction, and student advising in the Physician Assistant Program.

Position Work Calendar:

172-day calendar

Abilities and Skills:

*Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. (Minimum)
*Must possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, staff, faculty, the medical community, and the public. (Minimum)
*Developed organizational skills. (Minimum)
*Must meet health and safety requirements (MMR, hepatitis B, varicella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, annual influenza vaccination, PPD testing, etc.) as required for physician assistant students. (Minimum)
*Must be certified in Basic Life Support and maintain certification while employed in this role. (Minimum)
*Must possess a valid driver’s license. (Minimum)
*Knowledge of current concepts in physician assistant practice. (Minimum)
*Knowledge and understanding of educational theory, clinical instruction, and evaluation. (Desired)


Physician Assistant Track:
*Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited PA Program (Minimum)
*Current NCCPA certification (minimum)
*Currently licensed, or board-eligible to become licensed, as a physician assistant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Minimum)
*Master’s degree or higher in physician assistant or related discipline (Desired) – OR_ bachelor’s degree in physician assistant students AND obligation to complete a master’s degree in a related discipline within two (2) years of hire. (Minimum)
Physician Track:
*Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy. (Minimum)


*Three (3) years clinical experience as a healthcare provider. (Desired)
*Two (2) years teaching experience in higher education. (Desired)

Responsibilities and Duties :

-Instruct, supervise, and evaluate student performance in physician assistant didactic, clinical, pre-clinical, and laboratory courses/seminars. (Essential)
-Assume responsibility for developing, coordinating, and maintaining classroom, pre-clinical, and laboratory experiences. (Essential)
-Advise, schedule, and maintain accurate records on students. (Essential)
-Participate in the student admissions and review processes. (Essential)
-Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines. (Essential)
-Assist with curriculum review, revision, and development; write and update course syllabi. (Essential)
-Actively participate in the ARC-PA Accreditation process by working with the program and college leadership to ensure compliance with ARC-PA accreditation standards. (Essential)
-Participate in the ongoing development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of the PA program’s curriculum and instructional experiences in order to achieve/maintain compliance with ARC-PA standards while also giving our students the best educational experiences possible. (Essential)
-Assist with data collection, outcomes assessment, and document construction for accreditation self-study, annual assessment reporting, and program review. (Essential)
-Engage in professional development and new technological activities in order to upgrade skills and knowledge base. (Essential)
-Contribute to the betterment of the College through Program and School participation. (Essential)
-Contribute to the betterment of the College through College committee participation. (Marginal)
-Attend educational conferences and designated programs which support PA education and practice. (Marginal)
-Assist with the preparation of grant proposals and with follow-up activities. (Marginal)


*Tools and equipment commonly utilized in the healthcare arena.
*Microcomputer/multi-media/instructional technology equipment and software.

Physical Standards:

*Standing or walking for extended periods of time.
*Multiple physical positioning, including full range of motion.
*Fine motor manual dexterity.
*Some lifting not to exceed 50 pounds.

Positions Supervised:


Interfacing Departments:

*College Relations
*Student Affairs
*K-12 Outreach
*Academic Success Center
*Financial Aid

Special Job Features:

*Finalists for this position must present a sample lesson.
*Candidates for teaching positions must be fluent in the English language (oral and written) – English Fluency in Higher Education Act. (Pennsylvania Senate Bill 539/Act No. 76)
*The terms and conditions of employment for this position are subject to all the provisions of the bargaining agreement between Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Penn College Education Association.
*Occasional travel to off-campus clinical sites may be required.
*State Police, ChildLine, and FBI fingerprint clearances under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) will be required on selected candidate before employment can begin.
*Day, evening, and weekend hours may be required to meet the needs of the physician assistant program.

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Additional Expectations:

-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)
-Employees who provide student instruction will develop and maintain proficiency in the effective pedagogical use of current and future instructional technologies, including but not limited to learning management systems, media, instructional software, and connectivity devices. As such, are required to use the following elements of the Learning Management System (LMS): Upload all syllabi, timely use of the grade feature, and collection of digital student work and distribution of digital course materials.

College Statement:

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.


School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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Number of Vacancies:


Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Pay Rate / Salary:

Commensurate with credentials submitted as applied to the College’s Faculty Salary System.

Additional Information:

The wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment for full-time teaching faculty, counselors and librarians (all regular College funded positions and certain grant/contract funded positions) are determined by the negotiated Agreement between Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Penn College Education Association.

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application.

If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.

Academic rank will be based on established criteria at Penn College for faculty rank.

Desired Start Date:

August 12, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at www.pct.edu/jobs.

For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Type:

Teaching Faculty, Counselors and Librarians

EEO Statement :

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


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