Job Description

A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences located on the Mesa, Arizona campus invites applications for a faculty position with the main responsibility of Assistant Professor for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

The Assistant Professor will:

  • Assist the DDE and Chair in development, content, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum for programs within the PA Department.
  • Provide guidance and direction to department staff and faculty involved in the coordination and instruction of the curriculum.
  • Teach, evaluate, and counsel students.
  • Provide liaison with appropriate offices and departments involved in medical allied health education with external agencies useful to didactic instructions.
  • Assist the DDE and Chair with budget planning and problem solving activities related to the implementation of programs within the PA Department.
  • Assist with preparation of grants, reports, and self-studies related to funding and accreditation.
  • Write, edit, review, and approve learning objectives and test items.
  • Secure, orient, and evaluate adjunct faculty.
  • Provide feedback to instructors to help them improve teaching skills.
  • Assist with preparation of handout materials, audiovisual aids, and any other assistance needed by instructors.
  • Monitor student progress with assistance from instructors; serve as a primary academic advisor for a cohort of students.
  • Assist DDE and Chair in evaluating teaching and learning effectiveness of curriculum.
  • Review educational literature and learning media to keep faculty abreast of new teaching/learning strategies.
  • Counsel students with serious academic and personal problems, referring them to appropriate personnel as needed.
  • Assist in reviewing application, interviewing and selecting candidates for programs within the PA Department.
  • Attend scheduled faculty and staff meetings and provide progress reports on program activity within the PA Department.
  • Counsel prospective students about programs within the PA Department requirements and participate in other recruitment and marketing activities.
  • Assist department by providing ongoing editing of informational materials related to programs within the PA Department.
  • Assist the DDE and Chair in maintaining ongoing progress for evaluating and reporting teaching/learning effectiveness of the curriculum to be incorporated in the ongoing self-study.
  • Interact with key external organizations to enhance the role of programs within the PA Department.
  • Other duties as assigned by department chair.

Skills / Requirements

  • Masters degree required, doctoral degree preferred
  • Mature skills in execution of faculty role (test item development, objective writing, course development and evaluation, accreditation
  • Knowledge of PA practice competencies