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Skills Adjunct Faculty

Chatham University
Chatham University, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Four-Year Institution

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Skills Adjunct Faculty

Chatham University is now welcoming applications for a Skills Adjunct Faculty.

The adjunct faculty member, under the supervision of the Program Director (PD), is responsible for providing an educational experience for our students that meets accreditation standards and comply with institutional and program's policies and procedures and has at least one year of clinical experience.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at:


This is an adjunct position within the Clinical Skills for the PA I & II courses, which are the program's history and physical examination courses. The faculty member will be present in lab from 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm one day per week; courses run from late August through end of April.

Instructional Responsibilities

    Provides classroom instruction as directed by the course director.Provides laboratory instruction as directed by the course director, to include:
      Demonstration of physical examination techniques Demonstration of clinical procedure techniquesActively engages with students to answer questions on documentation and assessment techniques.
    Assists in the assessment of students' knowledge, skills, and behavior, to include:
      Grading written patient history assignmentGrading written documentation assignments for physical examination competenciesGrading physical exam competenciesObserving standardized patient encounters Participating in low- and high-fidelity medical simulationProviding constructive feedback to students on assessments
    Participates in monthly meetings regarding Clinical Skills for the PA I & II courses and curriculum implementation.Assists the course director in maintaining the laboratory and supply room. Assists in the maintenance of medical manikins and other simulation supplies in the direction of the course director. Assists in the reviewing of the didactic curriculum to comply with changes in accreditation requirements, program structure, and program philosophy, as needed. Participates in the review, recommendation, and procurement of instructional materials as requested by the course director.

Professional Responsibilities

    Actively pursues continuing education activities as required for maintaining professional qualifications.Maintains professional certifications and/or licenses required by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania's State Board of Medicine.

Duties (as directed by the PD and Principal Faculty Course Director)

  • Additional teaching or administrative responsibilities as directed by the PD and course director.
  • Keeps the PD and Principal Faculty Course Director informed on the progress of all assignments.Participates in accreditation review, assessment, and implementation of changes on an ongoing basis.

Minimum requirements:

    Must be an NCCPA certified Physician Assistant.Must have at least 2 years of full-time clinical experience.Prior experience in PA education, while not required, is preferred.

How to Apply:

Applications accepted only via (direct link is and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:

Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the positionCurriculum Vitae or ResumeContact information for three professional referencesAll application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


About Chatham

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: health & sustainability; business & communication; and the arts & sciences. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science & Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Accreditation The University is accredited by the:

· Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

· Pennsylvania Department of Education

· Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Certification Program

· Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

· Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

· American Chemical Society

· American Psychology Association

· Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

· Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

· Council for Interior Design Accreditation

· Council on Social Work Education

· International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

· Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council


Mission Statement Chatham University prepares its students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work. Through professional skill development and liberal arts learning, Chatham prepares its graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.

Student Life Students at Chatham University immerse themselves in academics, co-curricular activities, and city life here in Pittsburgh, PA. At Chatham University, you’ll find an academic and social environment where everyone, from professors in the classroom to strong alumnae/alumni networks to fellow students, cares about your future. The Office of Student Affairs at Chatham is committed to assisting students in becoming active members of the campus community through a variety of programs and services. Student Affairs staff members are here to help Chatham students stretch their imaginations, learn about themselves, discover the world, and achieve their aspirations. Chatham University has a lot in store for students outside the classroom.

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