Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

Adtalem Global Education Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

Opportunity at a Glance

Physician Assistants are academically and clinically prepared to practice medicine with the direction and responsible supervision of a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy. The physician/PA relationship is fundamental to the PA profession and enhances the delivery of high-quality health care.

Chamberlain University is excited to be developing a Master of Physician Assistant Studies program and we are seeking talented individuals to join our inaugural faculty.The PA Faculty will be responsible for teaching courses for the MPAS program and instilling the mission of Chamberlain University to raise the standard of healthcare outcomes in communities across the country and around the world. This position provides the educational focus of teaching (classroom, clinical and other learning environments) as well as committee work in the College of Health Professions. Service to the College, community, health system, profession and scholarly activities are integral aspects of this position.

  • This is a full-time faculty role with the expectation of teaching four days per week and one day per week in continuing clinical practice.

Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for program outcomes by implementing the College's philosophy, curriculum and course objectives through classroom, online, or clinical teaching, and service to College, community, health system and profession.

  • Participate in didactic and clinical curriculum planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Participate as either a "course coordinator" and/or a "team instructor" for courses assigned and assume responsibility for all autonomous aspects of individual teaching loads as well as shared aspects.

  • Provides documented feedback to students on level of performance based on course outcomes.

  • Provide PA student advising and counseling

  • Provide student remediation within assigned courses.

  • Assist in the management of data bases and evaluation of data associated with the educational program as related to but not limited to:

  • students didactic and clinical performance throughout the program

  • faculty performance and course evaluations (didactic and clinical)

  • students' performance on national exams

  • demographics of applicant pool

  • graduate employment status and practice characteristics of graduates

  • facilities, faculty and resources

  • Participate in the review and revision of program mission, academic policies and procedures as needed.

  • Participate in the admissions process that includes recruitment, application screening and selection of students.

Professional Role Model/ Chamberlain University Care

  • Serve as a positive professional role model for students, assisting in their professional/social development.

  • Serve as an informal leader, mentor, and role model for other faculty and staff in the areas of customer service, collaboration, communication, excellence and general professionalism.

  • Mentor new faculty members.

Commitment to the healthcare profession

  • Participate in activities of state, regional and national organizations concerned with the profession to promote a positive image of the PA concept within the academic, lay, and professional communities.

Professional Service

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the programs and the philosophy of the University.

  • Participate in academic advisement and counseling for an assigned group of students while participating in assessment of potential and real counseling concerns for all students with whom the faculty come into contact.

  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of student admission, progression, retention and graduation policies within the University.

  • Provide recommendations to the program leader regarding budgetary needs for the University.

  • A faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor demonstrates significant leadership within the University by accepting or initiating, as part of the workload, responsibility for activities such as:

  • Chairing or serving on University committees

  • Chairing and/ or serving on work groups that contribute to preparation for accreditation visits

  • Gathering and analyzing data related to course, curriculum and program review to foster continuous quality improvement

  • Serving as course coordinator, course lead or Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Documenting actions taken in faculty and committee meetings as appropriate

Professional healthcare practice Expertise

  • Demonstrate scholarship through the Scholarship of Teaching, Discovery, Application, or Integration congruent with expectations of assigned rank.

  • Demonstrate a practice of scholarly teaching characterized by keeping course materials and content current, applying principles of evidence based teaching, participating in and welcoming peer review of teaching, and reflection on one's own teaching.

  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • NCCPA certified physician assistant (PA-C)

  • Master's degree or higher

  • Maintain current regulatory and practice credentials, when appropriate, based on assignment

  • Excellent communication skills along with a high level of initiative and prudent judgment

  • Must meet all compliance requirements as specified in the Faculty Handbook

  • Minimum 2 years of fulltime teaching experience required or minimum of 3 years clinical experience as a PA

  • Experientially prepared to teach assigned courses

  • For those working within the clinical setting, additional compliance requirements are needed and those requirements are located in the faculty compliance packet.

Scholarship Requirements:Demonstrates scholarship congruent with the level of rank.Activities that would be considered as scholarship have three characteristics. Scholarship must be: 1) made public, 2) open to critical review and evaluation by knowledgeable peers and 3) accessible for exchange and use by others. The Assistant Professor Faculty member is required to demonstrate at least one example within one of the four following focus areas of professional development and scholarship (detailed examples of each rank are outlined in the faculty handbook for reference).Scholarship of DiscoveryScholarship of Integration Scholarship of Practice/ApplicationScholarship of Teaching and Learning

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We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

Who We Are

Chamberlain University has a 130-year history and the mission to educate, empower, and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities, and nations. We're 99,000 strong, with 31,000 students and 68,000 alumni armed with the skills, passion, and determination to make a difference in today's complex healthcare environment. By living Chamberlain Care, we've built a culture in which colleagues and students thrive, and we graduate extraordinary healthcare professionals who transform the health of people worldwide.

Our regionally accredited University is comprised of the College of Nursing and the College of Health Professions. Our College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at 22 campuses and online post-licensure degree programs and certificates including RN to BSN, RN to MSN, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with six Specialty Tracks, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Our College of Health Professions offers online options with a Master of Public Health degree, Public Health Certificate programs, and a Master of Social Work degree. Learn more about Chamberlain University, part of Adtalem Global Education, at www.chamberlain.edu.

Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for program outcomes by implementing the College's philosophy, curriculum and course objectives through classroom, online, or clinical teaching, and service to College, community, health system and profession.

  • Participate in didactic and clinical curriculum planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Participate as either a "course coordinator" and/or a "team instructor" for courses assigned and assume responsibility for all autonomous aspects of individual teaching loads as well as shared aspects.

  • Provides documented feedback to students on level of performance based on course outcomes.

  • Provide PA student advising and counseling

  • Provide student remediation within assigned courses.

  • Assist in the management of data bases and evaluation of data associated with the educational program as related to but not limited to: - students didactic and clinical performance throughout the program - faculty performance and course evaluations (didactic and clinical) - students' performance on national exams - demographics of applicant pool - graduate employment status and practice characteristics of graduates - facilities, faculty and resources

  • Participate in the review and revision of program mission, academic policies and procedures as needed.

  • Participate in the admissions process that includes recruitment, application screening and selection of students. Professional Role Model/ Chamberlain University Care

  • Serve as a positive professional role model for students, assisting in their professional/social development.

  • Serve as an informal leader, mentor, and role model for other faculty and staff in the areas of customer service, collaboration, communication, excellence and general professionalism.

  • Mentor new faculty members. Commitment to the healthcare profession

  • Participate in activities of state, regional and national organizations concerned with the profession to promote a positive image of the PA concept within the academic, lay, and professional communities. Professional Service

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the programs and the philosophy of the University.

  • Participate in academic advisement and counseling for an assigned group of students while participating in assessment of potential and real counseling concerns for all students with whom the faculty come into contact.

  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of student admission, progression, retention and graduation policies within the University.

  • Provide recommendations to the program leader regarding budgetary needs for the University.

  • A faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor demonstrates significant leadership within the University by accepting or initiating, as part of the workload, responsibility for activities such as:

  • Chairing or serving on University committees

  • Chairing and/ or serving on work groups that contribute to preparation for accreditation visits

  • Gathering and analyzing data related to course, curriculum and program review to foster continuous quality improvement

  • Serving as course coordinator, course lead or Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Documenting actions taken in faculty and committee meetings as appropriate Professional healthcare practice Expertise

  • Demonstrate scholarship through the Scholarship of Teaching, Discovery, Application, or Integration congruent with expectations of assigned rank.

  • Demonstrate a practice of scholarly teaching characterized by keeping course materials and content current, applying principles of evidence based teaching, participating in and welcoming peer review of teaching, and reflection on one's own teaching.

  • Complete other duties as assigned. Qualifications

  • NCCPA certified physician assistant (PA-C)

  • Master's degree or higher

  • Maintain current regulatory and practice credentials, when appropriate, based on assignment

  • Excellent communication skills along with a high level of initiative and prudent judgment

  • Must meet all compliance requirements as specified in the Faculty Handbook

  • Minimum 2 years of fulltime teaching experience required or minimum of 3 years clinical experience as a PA

  • Experientially prepared to teach assigned courses

  • For those working within the clinical setting, additional compliance requirements are needed and those requirements are located in the faculty compliance packet. Scholarship Requirements:Demonstrates scholarship congruent with the level of rank. Activities that would be considered as scholarship have three characteristics. Scholarship must be: 1) made public, 2) open to critical review and evaluation by knowledgeable peers and 3) accessible for exchange and use by others. The Assistant Professor Faculty member is required to demonstrate at least one example within one of the four following focus areas of professional development and scholarship (detailed examples of each rank are outlined in the faculty handbook for reference). Scholarship of Discovery Scholarship of Integration Scholarship of Practice/Application Scholarship of Teaching and Learning ADT1
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