Assistant Professor - PA program
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Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021

JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant Program
POSITION NUMBER: AS9904
HIRING SUPERVISOR: Department Chair
DIVISION:  College of Arts & Science
DEPARTMENT: Natural Sciences
TYPE:  Full-Time

Lawrence Technological University, a renowned pioneer in the “theory and practice” mode of education, is seeking a didactic faculty member (tenure-track or non-tenure track) to be a part of the newly established master’s degree in physician assistant studies. The first cohort of students is expected to be admitted in Fall 2022. The PA program will complement the existing Nursing program and is a part of growing emphasis on health-related academic programs at LTU. Please visit ltu.edu/arts_sciences/naturalsciences/pa-master.asp for more information.

Roles and responsibilities: The Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) has a tripartite responsibility: pedagogy, research and scholarship, and service. Pedagogy includes teaching, advising, and mentoring of physician assistant students in classroom, clinical, and other settings. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research/scholarship agenda involving clinical and/or academic research, publish scholarly papers in peer-reviewed journals, and seek external funding to support research. For service, the faculty will serve on committees, actively assist in the admission and selection process, program organization and development, assessment, planning, administration, and management, and other duties as assigned. The candidate will participate in continuous review and analysis of the program’s effectiveness in preparation for program assessment by accreditation bodies and others. Non-tenure track positions include all of the above except for research and scholarship.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an earned M.S. in physician assistant studies or equivalent from an accredited physician assistant training program and certification by NCCPA. Current licensure or eligibility for Michigan licensure is required. A minimum of two or more years of full-time clinical experience as a physician assistant is required but five or more years is strongly preferred. Additionally, a demonstrable interest in pedagogy (teaching experience in the classroom and/or clinical setting in an institution of higher learning) and research and scholarship (clinical or academic) is required. Candidates with program administrative, accreditation or other related experience are preferred. Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills and collaborative skills are required.

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

Lawrence Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Please send a cover letter summarizing interest and qualifications, a complete curriculum vita, names of three references, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and reprints of representative publications as a SINGLE PDF FILE to pafacultysearch@ltu.edu. Salary is negotiable and will commensurate with experience. LTU offers an excellent benefits package. For best consideration, please submit the requested materials by May 19, 2021. This position is subject to availability of funds

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