PA Program - Faculty Position
Nashville, TN 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

In conjunction with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Lipscomb University is seeking a full-time principal faculty member for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program. This position offers an opportunity to join a collaborative team of educators whose focus is a student-centric approach to Physician Assistant education. In accordance with the university's mission, the PA program also endeavors to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence in order to develop physician assistants who will provide competent, compassionate healthcare to a diverse community.

Education: (Required)

  • Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, or
  • Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine



  • Minimum 3 years of documented clinical experience

  • Current NCCPA certification or current Board Certification from ABMS or AOA related specialty

  • Licensure, or eligibility for licensure, in the State of TN as a PA, MD, or DO


  • Previous involvement in higher education

Typical Duties:

  • Teaching:
    • Teaching: providing student instruction
    • Assessment: evaluating student performance
    • Remediation: assuring the availability of remedial instruction and subsequent reassessment
  • Service:
    • Programmatic Review: Developing, reviewing, and revising as necessary the mission statement, goals, and competencies of the program
    • Programmatic Evaluation: Evaluating the program and supporting the self-study process
    • Curriculum Development: designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the curriculum
    • Admissions: Selecting qualified applicants for admission to the PA program
    • Mentoring: Academic counseling of students
    • Accreditation Maintenance: participating in ongoing activities related to accreditation
    • Committee Involvement: serving as chair and/or member-at-large in various programmatic and institution-wide committees
  • Scholarship:
    • Maintaining continuing medical education (CME) requirements outlined by the individual's certifying agency
    • Participating in professional development directly related to PA education
  • Other:
    • Maintaining certification and Tennessee licensure
    • Engaging in other activities as assigned by the program director
    • Participating in recruitment and retention of qualified preceptors and clinical sites when required
    • Support the mission and function of the institution and program

Full-time principal faculty members within the Physician Assistant Studies program will be actively involved with the three tenets of higher education: teaching, service, and scholarship. Additionally, the principal faculty will serve as a critical team member, collectively and collaboratively supporting the mission of the PA program and Lipscomb University. Together with the program director, medical director, existing faculty, and staff, the principal faculty will also support both the academic and administrative processes required for the provision of didactic and clinical components of the program.

Full course load will be determined based on the qualifications and practice history of candidates who apply. The faculty member will likely be teaching in the Physiology & Pathophysiology series in addition to the Clinical Medicine series. The faculty member will also likely have lab instructor responsibilities in other courses.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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