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Title : SMU-1915278-Principal Faculty-Physician Assistant (Oakland Campus)
Date : July 25, 2019
Department : Physician Assistant
Type : Faculty
Location : Oakland
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Cost Center : 8030
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Job Summary:
A PA Principal Faculty member is a regular ranked faculty member in an academic department who is responsible for guiding the learning of students in classrooms and/or clinical settings. A faculty member is assigned to teach the courses for which they are qualified by education, certification, and professional experience. Instructional duties include planning courses and curricula, didactic and clinical teaching, and evaluating courses. Related duties include academic advising of students, supervision of independent study projects, maintaining weekly office hours, attending meetings, serving on committees, and participation in special College events and ceremonies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program responsibilities
· Develops instructional materials and student learning activities for didactic or clinical instruction based on program and course objectives and within the context of the program' s philosophy
· Collaborates with other faculty to coordinate theory and clinical instruction to provide optimal learning environment for students
· Selects and uses a variety of situationally appropriate teaching methods and strategies, including but not limited to: lecture, discussion, role-playing, group activities, audiovisual and technical materials
· Communicates effectively with students and peers in teaching course and clinical material and in the achievement of identified learning goals
· Provides regular and timely feedback to students, including the return of written assignments
· Documents student performance deficiencies in writing to the student as soon as identified
· Completes formative and summative evaluation reports on student achievement of learning objectives according to College policy
· Evaluates courses and instructional performance annually and more often if needed
· Is available during regularly posted office hours and by appointment to provide academic advising to students outside of class
· Maintains currency of knowledge in subject area
· Achieves annual goals for scholarship and research appropriate for role and FTE

Advising, Scholarship and Service

Other Duties and Special Projects, As Assigned
· Responds to voice or email messages within 48 hours.
· Is punctual to class. Notifies program director of illness/unavoidable absence in advance of course meetings.
· Attends course meetings and participates in shared governance by serving on departmental, program, and college-wide committees as appropriate to FTE.
· Actively participates in course and curriculum development and accreditation activities.
· Attends college or program ceremonies and events.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

· A minimum of a master' s degree and two years of full time clinical experience appropriate to area of teaching responsibility.
· Prior teaching experience required or strongly preferred faculty.
· Current clinical expertise.
· Experience with curriculum development and professional program accreditation preferred.
· Maintains licensure/certification required for the teaching assignment.*
· Additional criteria may be required for rank above Assistant Professor.

Supervisory Responsibilities
· Supervises and evaluates students in the classroom and/or clinical setting.

· Excellent writing and oral presentation skills
· Ability to prioritize and organize workload
· Knowledge of clinical development/rotations and department management in higher education
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· In-depth knowledge of the roles and requirements of physician assistants

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.