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Assistant/Associate Professor - Physician Asst Program

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Extended Job Title
Assistant/Associate Professor - Physician Asst Program
Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr
Org Level 7
307011 - Physician Asst Prog Mid
Position Description
Recognized as a "Great College to Work For - Honor Roll," TTUHSC provides much more than just a job!  Ready for a rewarding career where you can develop and grow?  Join us as we change the future of health care.

Values-Based Culture
Carnegie Classification
Hispanic-Serving Institution

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Health Professions, Department of Laboratory Sciences and Primary Care, Physician Assistant Program invites applications from highly motivated individuals for a full-time faculty member position for our expanding program and faculty.  Faculty rank, salary, and tenure status will be based on terminal degree and experience.  TTUHSC PA Program is a 27-month, master’s-level curriculum located in Midland, TX in a dedicated PA program facility, providing an environment of learning with a cohesive faculty and student body.  The PA program has strong administrative support and excellent salary and benefits.  Up to 20% release time may be dedicated to clinical practice.

TTUHSC and its employees adhere to a values-based culture consisting of five values: One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary, and Beyond Service.   The ideal candidate will embrace and exemplify these values.

Located in the heart of West Texas, Midland is known as, “The Land of the High Sky,” where clean air and sunshine are abundant. The city welcomes visitors with its friendly and famous West Texas attitude. Midland is located midway between Fort Worth and El Paso along Interstate 20 and is a diverse community offering a wide range of entertainment and recreational opportunities in a mild climate.  For more information about the city, visit:

According to a recent survey conducted by the Great Colleges to Work for program, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUSHC) is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for. TTUHSC includes the School of Health Professions, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the newly formed Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health.  Within the Schools are numerous divisions, centers, and programs dedicated to specific areas of clinical care, teaching, and research.  The TTUHSC consists of several campuses and works as a partner with Texas Tech University to provide quality academic and clinical education. 
Requisition ID
Travel Required
Up to 25%
Pay Grade Maximum
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills
Major/Essential Functions
  • Provide student instruction in assigned courses and areas of need/expertise.
  • Evaluate student performance in assigned courses and identify student learning deficiencies.
  • Provide remedial instruction in assigned courses and areas of expertise.
  • Coordinate/direct instruction in assigned courses, including preparation of course syllabus, course site, exam administration, reporting of student performance, and course analysis.
  • Serve as assigned advisor for PA students to perform academic counseling of students.
  • Assist in clinical site recruitment, evaluation, and maintenance.
  • Participate in program committees including curriculum, student progression, and admissions.
  • Participate in university, professional, scholarly, and community service activities.

Grant Funded?
Pay Grade Minimum
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills
Pay Basis
Work Location
Preferred Qualifications

Experience in student instruction preferred

Effective interpersonal and organizational skills

Commitment to and demonstration of behaviors consistent with the Values-Based Culture

Commitment to compliance with institutional policies and processes

Commitment to continuous growth, development, and improvement

HSC - Permian Basin
Physician Asst Prog Mid
Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV
Job Type
Full Time
Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.
Job Group
Assistant Professor
Occasional Duties
    Participate in program evaluation and development and accreditation maintenance.Engage in other activities as determined by the Physician Assistant Program Director.


EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
Required Qualifications
PA Applicants:
  • Current NCCPA certification
  • Current Texas PA Licensure (or qualified and in process for new hires)
  • Master’s degree conferred from ARC-PA accredited PA program
Non-PA Applicants:
  • Earned doctoral degree

Salary Grade
Does this position work in a research laboratory?
Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website.


TTUHSC operates five schools, multiple online programs and numerous facilities across the state of Texas, with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, and the Permian Basin (Midland & Odessa), in addition to our flagship campus in Lubbock, Texas.

As a university separate from Texas Tech University, we have been entrusted with a singular charge: to teach the next generation of researchers and health care professionals while simultaneously providing world-class patient care to the surrounding communities. We are both an institution of higher learning and a place where real people come for life-saving medical care.

What We Stand For: Inclusion, Vision & Values

Being part of the TTUHSC team means being part of a supportive community that empowers each individual and embraces all cultures, races, backgrounds, abilities and identities. Diversity and Inclusion are not just important—they are essential to our mission and integral to our purpose.

Five core values—One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary, Beyond Service⁠—drive everything we do. Through our Values-Based Culture, we are committed to promoting an exceptional, inclusive & equitable workplace.

Our Vision: “Transform health care through innovation and collaboration.” Here, everyone plays a vital role.

Compensation & Benefits

TTUHSC proudly provides many exceptional employee benefits, including a generous compensation package with comprehensive benefits, medical and dental insurance at no charge to the employee, paid time off (vacation, sick leave, and state holidays) and substantial automatic retirement contributions.

Additionally, we invest in employee success by providing many resources designed to support your personal wellness and professional growth, including:

Comprehensive Health Plans and Other Core Insurance
State Retirement Programs and Pension Options
Retiree Insurance for Lifetime Medical Benefits
Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning Programs
Tuition scholarships for employees and their dependents
Leadership and Professional Development Programs
Mental and Physical Wellness Programs
Employee Recognition Programs and Longevity Pay

We are excited for you to consider joining our team at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Nationally-recognized as a "Great College to Work For,” TTUHSC provides so much more than just a job!

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