JOB TITLE: University Faculty, Master of Science: Physician Assistant (MSPA) Program Instructional Faculty Member

DEPARTMENT: Master of Science: Physician Assistant (MSPA) Program

REPORTS TO: MSPA Program Director


This position is primarily responsible for serving the Master of Science: Physician Assistant program. The faculty member is responsible for applying their expertise to assist in the clinical skills labs for the Physician Assistant Clinical Applications (PACA) course series and anatomy lab for the Anatomy and Physiology with lab course series. In addition, Instructional Faculty may be required to assist with tutorial support, lecturing in didactic courses, remediation, proctoring Objective Standardized Clinical Examinations (OSCE), faculty forums and perform additional duties as assigned by the Program Director and Assistant Provost.


  • Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of SCU
  • Supports the goals of the MSPA program
  • Teaches assigned courses in accordance with Program Learning Objectives, Course Learning Outcomes, and Instructional Objectives.
  • Supports the MSPA department and other team members
  • Uses appropriate teaching strategies and methods such as, but not limited to, formal lecture, case studies, small group discussions, active learning, in-person laboratory activities, and self-directed instruction
  • Modifies teaching methods based on assessment results and best practices in teaching and learning
  • Assess student learning through various assessments
  • Submits student grades and course reports as required i.e. attendance
  • Work in a team and committee environment in a courteous and professional manner
  • Maintains all licenses and certificates necessary for employment eligibility
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned


An Instructional Faculty member is a part-time/per diem role that may consist of any of the following:

  • Applicant interviews
  • Selecting applicants for admission to the MSPA program through collaboration with the Admissions Committee
  • Provide student instruction
    • Student instruction may occur either in-person or virtually depending on course assignment
    • Teaching assignments may vary term by term depending on the needs of the program.
  • Meeting the academic needs of enrolled students
    • An Instructional Faculty member is expected to be available to participate in in-person learning activities such as PACA lab sessions, OSCEs, and anatomy lab sessions.
  • Evaluate student performance
  • Provide remedial instruction as necessary
  • Provide tutorial support as necessary



  • Graduate of a fully accredited PA, MD, or DO Program with at least 3 years of clinical practice experience in the U.S. NPs with applicable clinical and teaching experience will be considered. Current licensure and NCCPA certification (for PAs) is required. Exceptional candidates with less than three years of clinical experience may be considered.
  • Prior faculty experience in PA or medical education, as well as inter-professional education and incorporating technology including simulation into teaching and practice, is strongly preferred. Proficiency in hands-on clinical skills is required.
  • Computer skills required:
    • MS Office 365, MS Teams and SIS system
  • Other skills required:
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customer, and the general public.
    • Ability to prioritize work, perform well under pressure and maintain productivity despite consistent interruptions.


  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Change Management - Develops workable; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Managing People - Improves processes
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
  • employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
  • accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with
  • hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift and /or move more than 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.


  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Integrative Health: We teach, learn, collaborate, and lead by creating an open environment for multiple disciplines and professionals to bring their shared and unique skills together for the benefit of patients and students.

Evidence-based Practice: We value a culture of inquiry, assessment, research, scholarship, and judicious use of current best evidence to inform our decisions and work.

Health Equity: We value people equally. We strive to educate graduates that are prepared to improve individual and community health.

Inclusivity: We welcome everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other similar or protected status. We believe inclusivity leads to more diversity in our reasoning, better representativeness in our conclusions, more ingenuity in our problem solving, and greater equity in our care.

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