Principal Faculty-Physician Associate Program

Principal Faculty-Physician Associate Program

locationReading, PA 19601, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Full Time

Position Summary This is a full-time, twelve-month, faculty position in the emerging Physician Associate (PA) Program, which will be a part of the College of Health Sciences at Alvernia University. Faculty will report directly to the PA Program Director. This principal faculty position is instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the Physician Associate Program and the education of its students. The program location will be at the Reading CollegeTowne site as of Fall of 2024, if provisional accreditation is obtained.

Principal Faculty Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, evaluate, revise, and coordinate didactic and clinical year curriculum
  • Work in collaboration with the Program Director and instructional faculty produce and deliver curriculum content
  • Instruct didactic and clinical year students
  • Develop and evaluate didactic and clinical year student assessments
  • Mentor and advise physician assistant students
  • Participate in the development and any necessary revision of the PA Program Mission

Statement, Goals, and Competencies

  • Participate in the evaluation of the overall effectiveness of the Program in meeting its mission and goals
  • Select applicants for admissions to the PA Program
  • Provide academic counseling
  • Participate in student remediation
  • Participate in programmatic self-assessment and planning
  • Evaluate student performance
  • Provide instruction of content related to clinical expertise and as assigned by course directors

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Adept interpersonal and communication skills
  • Skillful problem-solving capabilities
  • An ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Personal accountability for all duties outlined in the job description and as assigned by the Program Director


Received: PA Program Director          Given: N/A

Minimum Qualifications

  • NCCPA certification
  • At least three years of clinical experience as a physician assistant
  • Master’s Degree or higher