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Assistant Clinical Professor

Company: University of New England
Location: Portland
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Working here, you will join a team of dedicated & talented faculty & staff strongly committed to our mission to prepare master's level primary care PAs to be highly skilled members of interprofessional healthcare teams.

UNE's PA Program is unique in our mission for our graduates to work in and understand the special needs of rural, underserved, and geriatric populations, especially in New England. Our PA Program advocates for the health and social needs of these patients and their communities, thereby addressing and overcoming health disparities and barriers. Our goal is to find and implement innovative ways to develop healthier communities through the provision of equitable care for diverse populations.


The PA faculty member's core responsibilities will include didactic instruction; advising and mentoring PA students; and participation in program and university service. Candidates must demonstrate a passion for educating future healthcare professionals, excellent organizational and communication skills, proficiency with computers and Office suite programs, and a strong desire to contribute to and participate in a humanistic and inclusive environment of learning and discovery. Our faculty enjoy the intellectual freedom to create an engaging classroom environment using innovative teaching techniques.

  • Developing the mission statement of the program.
  • Selecting applicants for admission to the program.
  • Providing student instruction (all faculty must participate in didactic year curriculum).
  • 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.
  • Service to include Program, College, and University committee membership.
  • Professional development in the area of research and scholarly activity.
  • Engage the medical community and Clinical Sites to provide specialty instruction and curriculum enhancement.
  • Participate in University and accreditation ongoing self-study and site visit activities in maintaining full program accreditation.
  • Participate in regular ongoing self-assessment and improvement efforts.
  • Represent the program at professional, medical, and other meetings.
  • Assume any other related duties necessary to develop and maintain an effective program
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Complete the University's new employee orientation, sexual harassment, and other required training within 30 days of the date of hire.
  • Understand and comply with the University Safety Manual

    Supervision Given: Provides Close supervision of students associated with the Physician Assistant Program, as appropriate.

    Knowledge, Education, and Experience:

    • Graduation from an accredited PA program required. (If MD/DO an AAMC-recognized allopathic or osteopathic medical school).
    • NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant (If MD/DO, certified by an ABMS or AOA approved specialty board).
    • Current licensure in Maine, or license eligibility is required for both PA and physicians.
    • Minimum of three years clinical experience as a physician assistant or physician preferred.
    • Excellent oral, written, and computer skills (proficiency in electronic communication, word processing, and accessing internet resources) required.
    • Knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, and scope of practice of Physician Assistant profession is required.

      Skills and Other Requirements:

      • Team-building, organization, and leadership skills.
      • Ability to network with outside organizations and facilities.
      • Collaborative spirit.
      • Ability to travel.

        Other Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

        • Masters level degree from accredited PA program or other health-related field preferred.
        • Doctoral degree or willingness to pursue same preferred.
        • Teaching and/or administrative experience in PA education or other health-related field preferred.
        • Evidence of interest in research/scholarly activities preferred.
        • Active participation/leadership in local, regional, or national PA or other medical organizations preferred.

          Benefits of joining our faculty

          UNE is a great place to work and we offer a generous comprehensive benefits package to our faculty and their families. The package includes excellent health and dental plans; life insurance; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including 12 holidays, 20 days of vacation, additional sick and personal time accrued; and money-saving educational benefits for both employees and dependent children. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site for additional information regarding UNE's fantastic benefits package. UNE also can help with relocation expenses and pays a competitive faculty salary. Our not-for-profit private institution qualifies as an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Our program reimburses for CME and encourages going to conferences. We also allow for one day a week as a "clinical release day" for those who wish to continue practicing medicine. The flexible work schedule as well as the ability to complete portions of work remotely make this a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to obtain a better work-life balance.

          EEO Statement Summary Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services, or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence on decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers, or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

Keywords: University of New England, Portland , Assistant Clinical Professor, Healthcare , Portland, Maine

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