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Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 934278
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: Pa Medicine 40001090
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Position Summary

This is a University faculty position with academic rank. As part of the faculty team, this individual is also involved in program activities, generating, and delivering classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics for which he/she specializes.

This position will participate in the development, review, and revisions of: program mission, vision, goals, competencies, meetings, and ongoing program self-assessment / program evaluation activities. Generate and deliver classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics for which assigned. Participate in curriculum development, curriculum coordination, curriculum implementation, curriculum evaluation, remedial instruction, and student performance evaluation. Teaching and Instruction as Instructor of Record for assigned courses within the PA Medicine Curriculum. Participate in admissions processes by scoring applications, interviewing candidates, student recruitment and rendering applicant selection decisions. Assist in the ongoing sustainability and development of the interprofessional educational experiences of the PA Medicine program. Participate in accreditation activities to assist in maintaining compliance with ARC-PA requirements. Perform academic counseling, mentoring, instruct, and evaluate students within areas of expertise as assigned. Participate in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional communities. Participate as a member of program-level committees. Represent the Physician Assistant Program through service on college or university-level committees when needed. Pursue professional development activities such as clinical practice, scholarly activities, or an advanced degree. Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Physician Assistant

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in physician assistant studies from an accredited program. Current NCCPA Certification. Minimum of 4 years of relevant clinical experience with at least 2 years precepting/instructing PAs, PA students or medical students. A valid physician assistant license for the State of Michigan or eligibility to obtain such licensure. OR Doctoral degree, DO or MD with active Board certification and state licensure in Michigan or eligibility to obtain such licensure. Minimum of 4 years of relevant clinical experience with at least 2 years precepting/instructing PAs, PA students or medical students

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated abilities in teaching and curriculum development. Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the public. Familiarity with the use of computers for organization, word processing, and communication. Enthusiastic about working in a collaborative environment. Self-motivated with refined organizational skills.

Required Application Materials
  • CV
  • Cover Letter and
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement. Submit a description of your past experiences and contributions to inclusive excellence including a brief description of your ideas for future initiatives that you would like to implement to support MSUCOM's commitment to inclusive excellence.
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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Mar 11, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Mar 11, 2026 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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