Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor, in the Physician Assistant Studies Program,
College of Health Professions
Department of Health Sciences
The College of Health Professions at Towson University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor position in the Physician Assistant Studies Program in the Department of Health Sciences begining August 2022. The position is a 10-month faculty appointment with a required summer contract. Salary is competitive based on academic credentials and practice or teaching experience.
A minimum of an accreditied master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies with NCCPA certification and eligibility for licensure in the state of Maryland by time of appointment, or an MD, Doctor of Medical Sciences or closely related degree may be considered with evidence of strong engagement with Physician Assistants, and experience and/or a desire to teach medical science subjects. These may include such courses as Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal medicine, Gross Anatomy, Physical Diagnosis and related courses. A minimum of two years of clinical or professional experience. Ability to teach a range of Physician Assistant related courses. Excellent professional, written, oral, and conceptual skills. Commitment to working with a diverse faculty, students, and staff and to cultivate and strengthen a diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce. Candidates wishing to be considered for the rank of clinical associate professor should have 6 years of teaching experience or comparable qualifications.
Primary responsibilities include: 1) TEACHING – provide high quality instruction in a variety of Physician Assistant related courses and advise and mentor students as they matriculate through the program; 2) SCHOLARSHIP –develope/continue a range of professional development and/or continuing education in teaching and practice, honing activities to enhance PA professionalism, and high quality instruction. Candidates are also encouraged to pursue more traditional scholarship that includes professional or refereed publications, professional presentations, and involvement in scholarly projects with both peers and students; 3) SERVICE – active service participation at the Department, College, University, Profession and community levels. Leadership opportunities (with compensatory course releases) may be available for those with clicnical preceptor experience, site recruitment experience; or experience in program assessment that supports accreditation and program quality assurance processes.
Department and Program Information:
The Physician Assistant Studies Program is located within the Department of Health Sciences, one of the five academic departments in the Towson University College of Health Professions. One of the oldest in the country, the program has an Accreditation-Continued status until 2023 and is offered in a joint format with the Community College of Baltimore County. In addition to the Program Director, the program has 6 full-time dedicated faculty positions and several long-term part-time faculty. Thirty-six students are admitted annually.
Towson University 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 over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 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.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews via phone or Zoom will be conducted in the fall of 2021, and finalists for the position will be invited to in-person interviews during late Spring 2022. Please address all application materials to Dr. Tab Uhrich, Associate Dean, College of Health Professions. For full consideration, a Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and transcripts should be emailed to pasearch AT_TOWSON.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is CHP-3500.
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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.