Elon University is currently accepting applications for a Principal Faculty Member in Physician Assistant Studies. Elon University, an independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, is seeking a full-time, experienced faculty member to teach in both the didactic and clinical phases of the curriculum of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. The six principal faculty members welcomed the ninth class of 38 students in January 2021. The program received Accreditation-Continued from the Accreditation Review Commission for the Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) in 2016 and has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to grant the MSPAS degree. The systems-based curriculum is 24 months with 12-month didactic and 12-month clinical phases. The PA program is part of the Elon University School of Health Sciences, which also includes the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program established in 1998 and developing programs in nursing to begin in 2021. Elon offers a salary commensurate with qualifications, an excellent benefits package and generous retirement plan.
Direct academic courses
Coordinate the sequencing and delivery of content within assigned courses in the didactic and clinical year.
Coordinate the implementation of student evaluation within these courses.
Serve as lecturer, lab instructor, small group facilitator and evaluator in assigned didactic and clinical phase courses. Lecture in other courses according to subject matter expertise.
Assist with departmental responsibilities such as proctoring exams, grading OSCEs, interviewing admissions candidates, etc.
Serve as Master’s Project advisor.
Advise and provide academic counseling for students in academic and clinical phases.
Serve on departmental, School of Health Science, and University committees as elected or appointed.
Maintain a record of ongoing scholarly activity and faculty development.
Assist with program self-assessment and improvement.
Perform other duties as assigned by Program Director.
Clinical site development is nota responsibility of this position.
Terminal degree in PA studies or related medical discipline (e.g., MD/DO)
Current certification by the NCCPA or an ABMS- or AOA-approved specialty board as applicable
Eligibility for North Carolina state licensure if applicable to the candidate’s terminal degree
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficiency with educational and office technology (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
Minimum of three years of clinical experience required; teaching experience strongly preferred
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.