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Principal Faculty/Director of Clinical Education

Muskogee, OK


Hiring Company

Northeastern State University

Positions Available

Full Time

Position Description

Northeastern State University (NSU) invites applications for a 12 month, non-tenure track position as Principal Faculty/Director of Clinical Education of a new PA program at our Muskogee campus in Muskogee, OK. The faculty will be involved in developing the curriculum for the program and ensuring the program meets expectations for accreditation by ARC-PA before a projected start date of July 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of a new program which will emphasize preparing students for rural practice. Faculty will be allowed to engage in clinical work outside of the program one day a week to supplement income.


The Principal faculty reports to the Program Director; duties to include:

  • Assist with implementation and evaluation of didactic and clinical phase curriculum.
  • Develop syllabi, lectures, and evaluation instruments, provide instruction in assigned didactic courses while working closely and collaboratively with other full-time faculty members, medical director, staff, adjunct faculty and invited guest lecturers to ensure curriculum meets current practice standards and scope, and is in compliance with ARC-PA requirements.
  • Develop individualized learning objectives and engage students to share in their responsibilities for learning. Serve as a small group facilitator.
  • Serve as an academic advisor for PA students.
  • Participate in recruitment, admissions, and retention of students.
  • Participate in ARC-PA provisional accreditation application, process and accreditation site visits.
  • Assist with program self-evaluation including periodic and ongoing policy and curriculum review.
  • Assist with the evaluation of data demonstrating program success.
  • Participate in clinical site visits as needed, assessing clinical education for continuous quality improvement.
  • May include participation in cultivation, development, coordination and maintenance of clinical rotation sites for PA students.
  • Participate in activities of state and national organizations concerned with the profession in order to promote a positive image of the PA profession and the NSU PA program within the academic, lay, and professional communities.
  • May serve on department, college, and university committees as requested.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Maintain a personal professional development plan, which may include scholarship, research, service, and/or creative activities, to assure growth and currency within the academic field.
  • Opportunities to accept and develop leadership roles in clinical, didactic, or admissions coordination.
  • Clinical practice, research, or education advancement release time may be available with approval.
  • Perform other functions in support of the program as requested by the Program Director.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activities.


  • Experience in PA medical education with demonstrated abilities in teaching and curriculum development preferred but will accept application from outstanding candidates with little or no teaching experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbally and in writing); basic PC knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member as well as a commitment to maintaining high professional standards, teaching excellence, and to encouraging student engagement in the learning process.
  • Commitment to diversity and cultural sensitivity.

Education Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program or other health related field.
  • Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in physician assistant studies or field related to education or health sciences required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • If PA, current NCCPA certification and ability to maintain NCCPA certification with minimum of three years of clinical experience.
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of Oklahoma.
  • Non-PA candidates are expected to have at least three years commensurate public health, education, laboratory or clinical experience

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