The University of Lynchburg, a private, regional university in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position in the School of PA Medicine/DMSc at the Assistant/Associate Professor level for the 2022-2023 academic year for the College of Health Science.
Specific Job Duties:
- Teaching courses in PA Medicine and DMSc
This is a residential position requiring the successful candidate to work on-campus. The candidate for the Associate Program Director (APD) position must be a motivated PA with a proven record of success in leadership. The candidate must also be an active advocate for the PA profession and interested in advancing the future of the profession. The APD will work collaboratively with the DMSc Program Director and the faculty and staff of the School of PA Medicine. The faculty and staff are highly skilled and dedicated educators, leaders, and clinicians committed to creating educational opportunities that will expand the scope of practice and utilization of PAs worldwide.
- It is the responsibility of the APD to be a collaborative leader in the doctorate curriculum under the direction of the DMSc Program Director (PD) and Dean of the School of PA Medicine. In addition to being a faculty administrator for the DMSc program, the APD will also be responsible for instruction, service, and scholarship within the School of PA Medicine and the University.
- The APD will manage the administrative structure and support system of the DMSc program to effectively deliver the DMSc degree. The APD will collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and institutional administrative offices as directed by the PD.
- The teaching load will be determined by the Dean of PA Medicine
- Prolonged periods standing or sitting at a desk
- The candidate must be a graduate of an accredited PA program, NCCPA certified, and hold a doctorate from a regionally accredited institution. Current or eligible for Virginia medical license is required.
- It is preferred that candidates have extensive experience as a PA in the fields of clinical practice, education, and/or administration. Preferred candidates will demonstrate progressive leadership experience, including prior experience in an administrative role. Experience with development and implementation of online curricula is strongly desired. Experience in communities with multi-cultural and multi-lingual students and healthcare providers. Strong commitment to underserved populations and improving healthcare access
A PhD, EdD, DHSc, DMSc, or other doctorate degree is required
We seek candidates who are committed to the University of Lynchburg’s efforts to create an environment that fosters a student-centered environment, develops the breadth of knowledge associated with liberal education, respects and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, values and celebrates diverse faith traditions, and sustains close working relationships among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners.
Interested candidates should send the following 1) a statement of interest and teaching philosophy, 2) a current CV, 3) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement outlining how you approach diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work, 4) graduate transcripts and 5) names of three work references. References will be checked prior to employment, but not without approval from the applicant. Please send the information to the University of Lynchburg Attn: Dr. Jeremy M. Welsh, Dean PA Medicine, APD Search, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA, 24501 or email to [email protected] For more information about the University of Lynchburg, visit our website at www.lynchburg.edu.
The selected candidate must complete a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.
The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer