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Assistant or Associate Professor in Physician Assistant Studies

Assistant or Associate Professor in Physician Assistant Studies

locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/5/2024
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor in Physician Assistant Studies


Requisition Number
FE04036


Working Title

Department Name
7N660:Physician Assistant Studies


Work Location
Lexington, KY


Type of Position
Faculty


Position Time Status
Full-Time


Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track


Required Education

Earned master’s degree from an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant Studies program



Required Related Experience

Minimum of 2 years healthcare experience as a full-time PA-C



Required License/Registration/Certification

Current certification as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) and eligibility to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky



Job Summary

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS), College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for a full-time 12-month Clinical Title Series faculty position (non-tenure eligible) at rank determined by qualifications, to begin employment at the Lexington or Morehead campus on July 1, 2024. 



We invite you to become part of a supportive community of dynamic and dedicated faculty focused on being national leaders in Physician Assistant studies. Our well-established and nationally respected program offers an entry-level Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies and enrolls 56 students annually on two campuses in Morehead and Lexington, KY. The program is accredited by the ARC-PA. Please explore what our department has to offer by visiting the Department of Physician Assistant Studies website, https://www.uky.edu/chs/physician-assistant-studies.



The primary responsibilities for the individual in the position are to provide didactic, clinical and laboratory instruction as well as advising to students in the Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies program. The faculty member would have the opportunity to be assigned direct patient care services at UK HealthCare, pro bono or other practice settings as arranged and approved by the Chair. The specific teaching assignment will be based on program needs, and the clinical assignment distribution of effort is flexible based on program needs and skills and qualifications of selected candidate. The anticipated effort for this position is Instruction 50-80%, Service (including clinical work) 5-40%, Research/Scholarship 1-10%, Professional Development 2-5% and will be negotiated with the Chair annually.



Required Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Studies program with a Master’s degree in PA studies
  • Current national certification as a Physician Assistant and eligibility to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Commitment to the mission of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience
  • Potential for excellence in teaching and clinical service


Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University of Kentucky and the College of Health Sciences are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. By providing training, support, resources and mentoring, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. In your letter of interest, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values.


Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vita and letter of interest on the employment website. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kevin Schuer, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Wethington Building, Room 205, 900 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, at phone (859) 218-0838, or email, kevin.schuer@uky.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Visit the University’s website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package (www.uky.edu/HR/benefits).

As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. Further questions regarding equal employment opportunity (EEO) should be directed to Christa Jennings, HR & Faculty Administrator at clblac3@uky.edu



Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No


Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled
Yes


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.