Faculty/Academic Coordinator-Physician Assistant Program
Johnson & Wales University - Providence, RI

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Faculty/Academic Coordinator-Physician Assistant Program


Providence-Graduate School


Providence, RI


Serves in the dual role of administrator and principal faculty Collaborates with the program director, clinical coordinator, faculty and staff to plan, initiate, and coordinate primarily the didactic portion of the PA program in accordance with the accreditation standards for physician assistant education Prepares and delivers relevant and current curriculum using a variety of teaching methods and standardized tools that accurately reflect effectiveness of course content

Essential Job Functions:
In addition to serving as a faculty member, the person in this position also serves as an administrator with the following responsibilities: Develops and maintains didactic course syllabi including instructional objectives, expected competencies, content outlines, lecture notes, instructional methods/activities, handouts, and evaluation tools that are distributed to teaching faculty and/or students Plans, sequences, and coordinates didactic courses and course content and recruits appropriate internal and external lecturers to deliver didactic course material Maintains student performance records Participates in self-study and site visit activities necessary in acquiring provisional and continuing program accreditation Represents the program at medical conferences and other meetings Develops, implements and evaluates the mission statement of the program as necessary Selects applicants for admission to the program As a principal faculty member, this individual has the following responsibilities: Measures student understanding of course content in an objective fashion Maintains accurate records of student attendance, academic achievement, and performance in accordance with university policies and procedures Distributes to each student, in each course, a university approved syllabus that is typewritten and includes course objectives, texts, attendance policy and materials required for course and evaluation criteria Posts and maintains regular office hours for student consultation per guidelines set forth in the faculty manual Refers students to appropriate university resources for information, financial assistance, career development, or other guidance Communicates early with any student in danger of failure or in need of individual counseling Participates in the university's faculty advising program Attends scheduled faculty meetings, department meetings, faculty orientation, training programs, and committee meetings of which they are members Serves as a committee member as assigned by the department chair, director, or elected by the faculty members at large Participates in student orientation, admissions events, open houses, Family Weekend, competitions, professional conferences, and other events as directed by the department chair or director Supports extracurricular activities by attendance and/or service as an advisor Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Minimum of a bachelor's degree in physician assistant studies from an accredited institution At least two years of relevant clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or greater in physician assistant studies from an accredited institution Teaching and/or administrative experience in physician assistant education Evidence of interest in research/scholarly activities Active participation/leadership in local, regional, or national physician assistant or other medical organizations

Additional Requirements:
Current NCCP certification Valid U.S. driver's license Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer Excellent oral and written communication skills Knowledge of the roles, responsibilities and scope of practice of the physician assistant profession Demonstrated team-building, organization, and leadership skills Ability to network with outside organizations and facilities Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends Collaborative spirit

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