Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Program

Position ID: 45075
Augusta University
College of Allied Health Sciences
Physician Assistant Program
Position Description
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Assistant Professor
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Job ID: 217727

Position # 20000281

Faculty responsibilities are varied and will differ to some degree based upon the individual phases of the curriculum: didactics and clinical rotations. The following duties and responsibilities are designed to apply to all faculty within the Physician Assistant (PA) Program.

Basic Function and Responsibility

  • Prepare and teach assigned courses during the didactic phase of the program.
  • Advise a select number of students as chosen by the Director of Education.
  • Supervise and instruct students in assigned pre-clinical simulation labs and/or small group settings.
  • Assess and evaluate student performances on clinical simulation examinations.
  • Critique student assignments and provide prompt feedback.
  • Assist in identifying student deficiencies and assist with student tutorial/remediation efforts.
  • Maintain student records and do appropriate follow up on all correspondence pertaining to applicants, students, and course assignments.
  • Be a member of the Admissions Committee of the Physician Assistant Program to assist with reviewing applications, interviewing and discussions for selection and/or denial.
  • Assist with site monitoring for the clinical year students.
  • Attend and contribute to the weekly Faculty meetings and semester Faculty Retreats.
  • Participate in the ongoing self-assessment process and curricular development and revisions.
  • Serve as elected or appointed representative, in College of Allied Health Sciences, and university committees/activities.
  • Attend training and workshops to develop faculty in the area of educational technology and learning management systems (Desire2Learn).
  • Represent the professional standards as outlined by the physician assistant profession and by the university.
  • Engage in an agreed upon amount of clinical practice.
  • Assist in preparation of data for accreditation self-study documents.
  • Comply with the current edition ARC-PA Standards.
  • Assume other duties within the program when needed and feasible as assigned by the Program Director/Chair.
  • As advisor of a specific number of students, the faculty person shall meet a minimum of once each semester with the student to:
  • Review student performance.
  • Assess students’ readiness for the next phase of the program.
  • Provide opportunity for the student to verbalize his/her progress to date.
  • Provide opportunity for the student to clarify/express concerns/verbalize positive aspects of the program and the student’s role in it.
  • Meet with any student who has performed unsatisfactorily either academically or professionally.
  • Be responsible for completeness of the student’s file while the student is in the program.
  • Monitor the student’s progress during clinical year by routine phone/e-mail communication with the student if notified by the Clinical Director.
  • Bring to faculty meetings for discussion information on any student considered at risk.
  • Bring to faculty meeting discussion of any student needing additional monitoring or any other form of remediation.
  • Maintain complete and up to date records on student and student interactions in
  • Meet with the student during the Exit Interview and review their Study Plan.


All teaching and department support tasks to be performed successfully.

Minimum Requirements

Must have a Masters degree in Physician Assistant. Three years minimum as a practicing PA-C.

Required Qualifications

Must have and maintain PA-C licensure.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • General knowledge and proficiency in classroom instruction.
  • General knowledge and proficiency in clinical knowledge, skills and abilities to function in the primary care role.
  • The ability to develop and utilize competency based materials for physician assistant education.
  • Knowledge of the primary care role of the physician assistant.
  • Awareness of trends in educational methodologies for teaching clinical skills, and adapting these methodologies, where appropriate, to the program.
  • Proficiency in upgrading clinical skills and medical knowledge required to retain eligibility of certification.
  • Teaching, conducting student small group, precepting students, advising students, mentoring students, supervising research practicum for students.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, institution, and/or community.
  • Submit publications for acceptance in peer-reviewed journals. Present at professional seminars and conferences. Search and apply for extramural and intramural grants relevant to our program.
  • Participate in clinical practice concurrent with student instruction.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary course work in the form of original transcript(s).  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must apply online at

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator