This is a University faculty position with academic rank based upon the appointee’s academic and experiential qualifications. The incumbent who serves in this position will work closely with the Program Director to oversee all aspects of the Didactic Phase of instruction. He or she will also play a leadership role in evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of the curriculum in meeting course outcomes as well as how the curriculum contributes to meeting program outcomes and goals. As part of the faculty team, the incumbent will help establish and evaluate supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) necessary to ensure students receive the clinical experiences required to meet program outcomes and accreditation standards.
Responsibilities/Duties include but are not limited to:
• Responsible for overseeing, coordinating and scheduling all aspects of the didactic phase of the PA medicine curriculum.
• Develop and modify/maintain the schedule of instruction for each didactic semester and coordinate the scheduling of program, COM and visiting faculty to fulfill the instructional needs of the curriculum.
• Ensure faculty and adjunct faculty are appropriately oriented to: the program mission and goals, their specific teaching responsibilities, program instructional resources, and the learning objectives for which they are responsible.
• Ensure availability and functionality of instructional resources and medical equipment/supplies used to provide scheduled clinical skills and patient assessment experiences during the didactic year.
• Works closely with course coordinators in facilitating PA student educational experiences.
• Ongoing sustainability and development of the interprofessional educational experiences of the PA Medicine program.
• Generate and deliver classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics for which he/she is assigned.
• Participate in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional communities.
• Mentor, instruct, and evaluate students within areas of expertise and interest.
• Represent the Physician Assistant Program through service on University-level committees.
• Pursue professional development activities such as clinical practice, scholarly works, or an advanced degree.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
• Five years or more of clinical experience.
• Two years or more of PA or Medical education experience.
• PA, DO or MD with active Board/NCCPA certification and state licensure in Michigan or eligibility to obtain such licensure.
• Demonstrate abilities in teaching and curriculum development.
• Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the public.
• Prior experience preparing for and participating in an accreditation process.
• Self-motivated with refined organizational skills.
Required Application Materials
Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae are required.
Individuals with questions about this position may email Kathleen Braden, Department PA Medicine at Bradenk1@msu.edu.
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