Assistant Professor Physician Assistant Studies

Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Lewis School of Health Sciences

Title of Manager/Supervisor: Chair of Physician Assistant Studies

Range: $95,000-$105,750 based on experince

Essential Functions – Clinical

  • Assists the Program Chair in the organization, administration, continuous and periodic review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the program

  • Assists the DDE and DCE in the preparation of administrative reports as requested and assigned by the Program Chair

  • Assists in development, review, and revision of the mission statement

  • Participates in the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the curriculum

  • Course Director for assigned courses

  • Assists the DDE in the coordination and scheduling of all didactic courses and classes

  • Reviews and suggests revisions as needed for the Student Handbook annually

  • Schedules and assists with student remediation as needed

  • Assists in the interview and selection of faculty members

  • Provides for the continuous review and update of all didactic course materials and learning objectives

  • Provides security for all course and examination materials

  • Assists the DDE with the maintenance and coordination of the didactic schedule with the Administrative Assistant

  • Provides assistance with the ongoing assessment and review of the didactic curriculum each semester

  • Reviews instruments for student and faculty course evaluations

  • Assists in other duties as assigned by the Program Chair

  • Attends all scheduled staff and faculty meetings

  • Assists DDE with coordination and assessment of the function of all adjunct faculty

  • Teaches courses with which he/she has demonstrated competence and/or experience

  • Assists the DDE with coordination of curricular modules and scheduling

  • Assists the DCE with coordination, site visits, and maintenance of clinical sites

  • Assists the DCE with end of rotation exams and “Call Back” Days

  • Assist primary faculty member responsible for the Master’s Project

  • Provides assistance with overall program review, assessment, and facilitation of compliance with Accreditation standards

Essential Functions - Students

  • Provides and facilitates counseling for students

  • Reviews didactic/academic performance with students as needed

  • Provides remediation for students with sub-standard performance as needed

  • Advises the Program Chair of any problems related to student behavior, academic performance, or professionalism

  • Member of the Admissions and Student Progression committees

  • Upholds values and mission of Clarkson University and the Clarkson PA Program

Remote Workdays: This is a full time, on Campus, position with zero remote workdays.

Health & Safety: All staff have a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff are therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy & Procedures.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of personnel so classified.


Minimum Experience

  • NCCPA certified Physician Assistant or Board certified allopathic or osteopathic physician
  • New York State PA registration/license (or eligible) or MD / DO licensed or eligible for licensure in New York State
  • Consideration given to non-clinicians with strong science / health science background who possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Consideration given to Nurse Practitioners that either have an active license or are eligible for licensure in New York State
  • PA/MD/NP: 2 years of clinical experience

Preferred Experience

  • Greater than 5 years of clinical experience
  • Teaching experience; preferably in a PA program, Medical School, or NP program
  • For PAs, doctoral degree or Master’s with willingness to enter and complete a doctoral program

Physical Demands:

The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To receive full consideration, interested persons must apply electronically at

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities. All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).


Working at Clarkson University

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

Clarkson welcomes scholars and students from all over the world.

Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

Through our Office of Human Resources, we focus on the recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development of our employee community across multiple campuses and learning environments. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.


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Together we ignite the mindsets and skill sets that are in demand for tomorrow’s best careers . To think, act and lead globally, we span disciplines to find new solutions and deepen our respect for the diversity of our University community.

We develop innovative programs and research portfolios in partnership with business and industry to explore, create and achieve better futures. We invest in people, ideas and our campus’ living. We give our time, resources and goodwill to drive the future.

We are all Golden Knights who commit to living the Clarkson Values and sharing our success as a model of these ideals. Through the legacy of our personal accomplishments and generosity, we ensure the next generation has the same opportunities to create a better world for themselves and society.

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