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Assistant Program Director/Academic Coordinator
Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor Position
Physician Assistant Program
College of Health Professions
CHP-N-2737

Applications are being accepted for a Towson University non-tenure track Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in the Towson University – Community College of Baltimore County (TU-CCBC) collaborative Physician Assistant Program, to serve as the program’s Assistant Director/Academic Coordinator.

Position:
January 2014 start strongly preferred; June 2014 start date may be considered. This is an annually renewable year round clinical faculty position with a full time 10 month contact and a summer teaching contract. This one-year renewable clinical faculty position is the Towson University faculty member representative to this collaborative program, based on the CCBC-Essex campus. Salary is competitive; this position includes the full State benefits package.

Responsibilities:
Key participation in curriculum planning and in program development and evaluation; classroom teaching; student advising; engagement in scholarly activities; and a commitment to service to the University, program and community.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate is expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, experience in program and/or curriculum development and evaluation, previous experience interacting with communities of color, interest in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues, and commitment to ongoing clinical excellence. NCCPA certified Physician Assistants are eligible to apply. Minimum of master’s degree; certification or eligibility for certification in Maryland; minimum of one year of recent experience in academic or clinical teaching; two years of clinical practice as a physician assistant. Candidates who wish to be considered for appointment at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor must meet all requirements for promotion to the clinical associate professor rank at Towson University. Applicants who intend to complete a master’s degree by August 2014 may be considered for a full -time lecturer position (position has limited benefits). This position will be converted to a 10 month clinical assistant professor position pending positive evaluations and completion of the master’s degree no later than August 15, 2014. If the degree is not complete by that date, the lecturer position may be continued for one 10 month contract (ending June 2015), pending positive evaluations.

The PA Program:
The program has 5 full-time faculty and several part-time faculty, and is offered full-time year-round in a 26-month format. Thirty-five students are admitted annually. After a first year of largely didactic study, students complete clinical rotations in medicine, family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, community medicine, and surgery, as well as an elective rotation and a primary care preceptorship.

General Information:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
For full consideration, please send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation and an official graduate transcript to:

Dr. Marcie Weinstein, Associate Dean
College of Health Professions
Towson University
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Review of applicants will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Position availability contingent upon state funding at time of hire.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate that you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary online applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


 

 

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