Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Carroll University in Wisconsin

Date Posted March 21, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Description: Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies (12 month)


Qualifications: The ideal candidate is an NCCPA board certified physician assistant with a terminal degree (MSPAS or MPAS) and experience teaching in an accredited physician assistant program.  Current physician assistant licensure or eligibility for licensure is required.  A minimum of two years clinical experience is preferred.  This position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to interact successfully with multiple members of the medical community.  Proficiency with on-line student tracking systems and test question data banks is desirable but not required.


Responsibilities: Primary responsibility is the oversight of the clinical year curriculum and didactic year clinical and community practicum experiences.  Duties include but are not limited to:  scheduling clinical rotations and practicum field experiences, securing and maintaining appropriate clinical sites consistent with the university and program missions, executing all associated paperwork and documentation, development and implementation of all rotation assignments, assessments and end of rotation activities; participating in the development and implementation of the programs summative written knowledge and OSCE examinations.  Opportunities to participate in grant development and both local and international service learning initiatives are available.  Opportunities also exist for continued clinical practice if desired.  Candidates who are innovative and value a dynamic and comprehensive approach to curriculum, instruction, and physician assistant practice in an interdisciplinary environment are encouraged to apply.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.


The Program: The Physician Assistant Studies Program educates physician assistants to provide comprehensive quality health care to all, to be respectful of patient values, to be committed to ethical principles and to be grounded in evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning.  Graduates contribute to both their profession and their communities and are prepared to practice medicine in a variety of primary care settings under the supervision of physicians.  Graduates are prepared to provide service to medically underserved communities and diverse patient populations. The MSPAS program is housed within the Department of Health and Medicine in the College of Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Business.  It is closely affiliated with the Doctor of Physical Therapy, and undergraduate programs in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, Public Health, Recreational Management and Nursing. The MSPAS program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).  The program is located in a newly renovated, state of the art, 55,000 sq. ft. interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research facility.  This facility provides comprehensive teaching and laboratory space specifically designed for the MSPAS program.  The MSPAS program has a HRSA ARRA Training in Primary Medicine and Dentistry: Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care grant.


The Department: The Department of Health and Medicine includes the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies graduate program as well as the following majors: Health Sciences, Health Sciences-Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Sciences-Radiologic Technology, Pre-Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physical and Health Education, Public Health, Sport and Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis; and minors in Hispanic Health and Human Services.


The College: The College of Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs through six departments - Life Sciences (animal behavior, biology, environmental science, psychology); Computational and Physical Sciences (actuarial science, applied physics/engineering, chemistry, computational science, computer science, information technology, mathematics, physics, software engineering); Health and Medical Sciences (health science-radiological sciences and medial sonography, physical and health education, physician assistant studies, public health, sports and recreation management, therapeutic recreation),  Human Movement Sciences (athletic training, exercise science, exercise physiology, physical therapy); Nursing (BSN, RN to BSN, MSN); and Business, Economics and Accounting.  The College has a strong staff of academic administrative and support personnel.


The University: Founded in 1846, Carroll University is an independent, co-educational comprehensive institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The Pioneer Core general education curriculum has a strong emphasis on developing intercultural awareness and includes cross-cultural immersion experiences.  Carroll University is located in suburban Waukesha, 16 miles west of Milwaukee and 60 miles east of Madison. The University serves approximately 3,540 full-time and part-time students. The University, though intentionally ecumenical and non-sectarian in approach, is related to the Presbyterian Church, USA.


Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following documents in Word or PDF format to as email attachments with the subject line Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies:

1) Letter of application

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Statement of teaching philosophy


Final applicants will be asked to submit graduate transcripts and three letters of reference.


Carroll University is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

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