Principal Didactic Faculty - Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Methods

Charleston Southern University


Charleston, SC


12 days ago


October 1, 2023
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Description: The Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Charleston Southern University is seeking a qualified candidate who will participate in didactic and clinical instruction, admissions, advising, and assessment in the program. Ideal candidates would have a minimum of three years of experience as a practicing PAs and would have experience in higher education. This is a 12-month full-time position, which reports to the Program Director.

Responsibilities: Review and revise, as necessary, the mission statement, goals, and competencies for the program. Provide student instruction in the didactic and clinical phases of the program. Evaluate student performance and ensure the availability of remedial instruction. Develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate curriculum. Evaluate the program by participating in the program's ongoing self-assessment, analysis, and accreditation processes. Participate in the recruitment of and selection of applicants for admission to the PA program. Participate in academic advising of students. Participate on program committees as assigned by the Program Director, such as the Academic and Professionalism Progress Committee, Admissions Committee, Policy Committee, Curriculum Committee, and other ad-hoc committees as necessary. Participate in state and national PA organizations as necessary to promote the program and the profession. Represent the PA program through service on committees at the University level as required. Pursue faculty development in activities outside the program, such as clinical practice or scholarly activities agreed upon by the Program Director and the individual. Perform other duties as determined by the Program Director from time to time. Of note, principal faculty must not participate as health care providers for students in the program, except in an emergency.

Qualifications: PA with a master's degree or higher from an accredited academic institution, current NCCPA certification, and eligibility for licensure in South Carolina.

Application Process: To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please also include a statement of teaching philosophy with examples of integrated faith. Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions or subsequent termination after hire. This position will remain open until filled. By completing this application, you are giving Charleston Southern University the authority to contact any person, educational institution, current or former employer, or company to disclose in good faith any information they may have regarding your qualifications and fitness for employment, including, but not limited to, those you have listed in your application materials. Before a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, criminal background check, and reference check. Applicants who will drive for the University will be required to complete a background check on their driving record. Review of credentials will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. For additional information, contact Dr. Ami Steele, Director of the CSU PA program (

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