Faculty, Physician Assistant Studies

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Physician Assistant Studies

Position Title

Faculty, Physician Assistant Studies

Department

Physician Assistant Studies

Division

College of Health Professions

Vacancy Number

F22-067

Work Location

Atlanta, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Faculty

Responsibilities

The College of Health Professions at Mercer University invites applications for a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.  This is a non-tenure track position that will serve as principal didactic faculty in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program.  Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the selected candidate.  Our PA Program is progressive, innovative, and emphasizes patient-centered care, evidence-based medicine, critical thinking application, and service.  Students in our PA Program also engage in regular interprofessional education activities with our other College graduate programs (Physical Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Public Health, and Athletic Training) and with students in Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine. 

Responsibilities include classroom/laboratory instruction and evaluation; academic course coordination; small group facilitator; advisement and mentoring of students; admissions and accreditation activities; committee and professional organization involvement; community service-learning projects; and scholarly activities (publications, grants, presentations, and collaborative projects).  The successful candidate must be able to work in a collegial and collaborative atmosphere.

Qualifications

For PA applicants, qualifications include being a graduate of an accredited PA Program with a master’s degree (doctorate degree is preferred) with current NCCPA certification and eligible for licensure as a physician assistant.  Minimum of 3 years of prior clinical experience; other professional experience will be considered.  Preference will be given to individuals with experience in didactic teaching in a PA Program.

For MD or DO applicants, qualifications include being a graduate of an accredited medical school with current licensure as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in Georgia and certified by an ABMS- or AOA-approved specialty board.  Minimum of 3 years of prior clinical experience; other professional experience will be considered. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in didactic teaching in a PA Program.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy Statement, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will be a 12-month appointment based at Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day campus in Atlanta, Georgia, conveniently located near all the amenities of the city and situated on over 250 wooded acres. More information can be found at https://www.mercer.edu. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Jill Mattingly, Mattingly_JR@mercer.edu, 678.547.6508.

Interested applicants will need to complete the brief online application and attach a letter of interest (please indicate your commitment to diversity and inclusion), current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Mercer University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies strives to hire people of diverse backgrounds and to promote policies to retain faculty. We urge people of diverse backgrounds to apply. Diverse backgrounds include but are not limited to race, cultural identity, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

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