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Regular Full-Time Faculty Position - Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program

The George Washington University
Program is currently located in Ashburn, Virginia. The department is located in Washington DC.
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 School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and the first in the nation’s capital. Since its establishment, the School has been at the forefront of healthcare education and it has grown to include highly ranked programs in the health sciences and biomedical research. Our location provides unmatched opportunities to engage with nearby governmental and non-profit agencies and organizations. The appointment will be made at the rank of assistant professor at a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Total compensation also includes a generous benefits package.

The post-baccalaureate pre-medicine (PBPM) program is located in Ashburn, Virginia on the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus, where this position will be based. The PBPM program prepares students from non-science backgrounds to gain entry into graduate health professions programs including medical doctorate (MD, DO) and physician assistant programs.  This small cohort program provides strong academic advising to support the transition of students from various academic preparation into the basic sciences. 

Primary responsibilities include providing instruction in organic chemistry (lab and lecture), biochemistry (lecture), and general chemistry (lab). Other activities include student advising, attending program meetings, overseeing laboratory assistants, and participating in program admissions.  Engaging in scholarly activities, providing service to the SMHS and the department, and advancing inter-professionalism and collaborative practices are also expectations.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctorate conferred by date of appointment in a related field and teaching experience in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.

To Apply:

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 positions are 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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