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Faculty Position—Physician Assistant Studies

The George Washington University
Washington D.C.
Commensurate with experience

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The Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) invites applications for a full-time (12 month), non-tenure-track faculty position. The department is home to one of the premier PA programs in the country and features a strong public health focus.  In addition to the two-year PA program, awarding a Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS), the department also offers a combined three-year MSHS/Master of Public Health program in partnership with the Milken Institute School of Public Health. The department is committed to health equity, professional service, and interprofessional collaboration.

Teaching responsibilities will include effort in GW’s nationally ranked PA program. Duties will include teaching within the didactic and clinical phases of the program. Other responsibilities may include leading seminars and workshops, facilitating small group activities, assessing student learning outcomes, and advising students. Engaging in scholarly activities, providing service to the university and community, and advancing interprofessional and collaborative practices are also expectations. 

The appointment will be made at a rank (assistant/associate/full professor) and salary commensurate with experience. Total compensation includes a generous benefits package. Numerous professional development opportunities are available to SMHS faculty including leadership and teaching programs through the Center for Faculty Excellence. Faculty are also eligible for tuition remission benefits for themselves and family members.

Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants must hold a graduate degree in a health professions field such as physician assistants, physicians, or related professions.  Current board certification and eligibility for licensure in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and/or Maryland and previous teaching experience in clinical teaching or other higher education are required.

To Apply: To be considered, complete the online faculty application at, upload a CV and cover letter and provide the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin January 24, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 


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