Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, School of Medicine, 74480

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Hospt Hill Campus

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Job Title: Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, School of Medicine, 74480
Location: UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 38785
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Graduate Health Professions in Medicine

Job Description The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine seeks candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor for the Master of Medical Science (MMS) Physician Assistant (PA) program. This is a 12-month, ranked, full time, benefit-eligible, non-tenure track position. Teaching excellence, innovation, and service-learning are the norm through interprofessional and community partnerships at the School of Medicine. The UMKC PA program is recognized for high quality instruction to a diverse student body, established curriculum, community service, and professional stewardship. This 29-month (7-semester) program admits 20 students per cohort, resulting in a manageable student-to-faculty ratio.

PA faculty members teach with and are supported by other School of Medicine faculty who are experts in their fields of academic medicine and biomedical sciences.

Faculty enjoy benefits such as tuition reduction, career mentorship, scholarly activity support, and a collaborative environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. UMKC is a comprehensive public teaching and research university with more than 16,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional students representing 49 states, 85+ countries, and broadly diverse identities.


As a member of the principal faculty and per ARC-PA standards, the experienced clinician and educator will work under the direction of the Program Director. They will work extensively with other program faculty and the medical director to develop, coordinate, and deliver the physician assistant curriculum, with particular focus on supporting students from historically marginalized backgrounds. The content will be consistent with accreditation standards, the NCCPA blueprint, and the PAEA topic list. The individual will collaborate with a dedicated faculty to implement an array of teaching and evaluation strategies. Additional duties include student academic advising, professional development, admission activities, participation in the program’s ongoing self-study, accreditation, assessment, continuous improvement processes, and university service activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements for this position include graduation from an accredited PA program, hold or working toward a master’s degree, eligibility for Missouri PA licensure, and current NCCCPA certification.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a 12-month, ranked, full time, benefit-eligible, non-tenure track position

Application Deadline

Open until filled. Review of application materials will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288.

Comments Come to Kansas City! Big-city excitement meets Midwest charm. Savor our world-famous barbeque and award-winning restaurants. Enjoy major league sports, including the KC Chiefs, KC Royals, Sporting KC, and NASCAR. Explore the fine arts at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, the renowned Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes. Enjoy activities from nightlife and entertainment in the downtown Power and Light District to shopping on the Country Club Plaza and The Garment District and the music scene at the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. Family-friendly and excellent school districts. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, Latino, Italian, Irish, German, Native American, Slavic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City, and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection, and innovation, which is showcased across the region. There is something for everyone in Kansas City.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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