Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor Position, Physician Assistant Program, J
Philadelphia, PA 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

This is a temporary appointment for up to one year with the potential to convert to a permanent position

The visitng faculty member will work with the Department Chair, Director of Curriculum and Evaluation, Director of Clinical Education, PA faculty and staff, and TJU faculty to ensure that the educational environment demonstrates qualities needed to provide a superior medical education in accordance with ARC-PA standards.

Duties involve collaboration with the Department Chair and other faculty.

As a core visiting faculty member, and in accordance with ARC-PA Standards, the PA faculty member has responsibility for:

Developing the mission statement of the program

  • Selecting applicants for admission to the program
  • Providing student instruction
  • Evaluating student performance
  • Academic counseling of PA students
  • Assuring the availability of remedial instruction
  • Designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating curriculum
  • Administering and evaluating the program
  • Assuming any other related duties necessary to develop and maintain an effective program
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Graduation from an accredited PA program required.Doctoral degree or willingness to pursue

Masters level degree from accredited PA program or other health related field required.

Current NCCPA certification with current licensure in Pennsylvania, or license eligible required.

Minimum two years physician assistant clinical experience required.Knowledge of the roles, responsibilities and scope of practice of Physician Assistant profession required.

Teaching and/or administrative experience in PA education or other health related field preferred.Evidence of interest in research/scholarly activities preferred.

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Team-building, organization, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to network with outside organizations and facilities.
  • Collaborative spirit.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Excellent oral, written, intrapersonal, and computer skills (including Microsoft Officereg;) required.
  • Active participation/leadership in local, regional, or national PA or other medical organizations preferred

Interested candidates should submit on-line application/CV and Cover Letteron line: Job ID #9275940

Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jeffersonrsquo;s clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnetreg;-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jeffersonrsquo;s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

  • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
  • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
  • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold amp; Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

As an employer, Jeffersonmaintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.


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