TEACHING FACULTY, MASTER IN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES PROGRAM
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
MASTER IN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES PROGRAM
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure teaching faculty position, within the Master in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program. The primary responsibilities include teaching, evaluating, and advising didactic and clinical physician assistant students. The selected candidate will teach clinical courses within the program’s curriculum, including courses within Clinical Medicine I, II and III; Clinical Skills; The Role of the PA; and Integration to Clinical Concepts. The selected candidate will also serve as a Capstone Mentor and will participate and provide educational and assessment support in Clinical Skills Lab I and II, Clinical Assessment I and II, and Scholarly Research Project. The faculty member will develop and deliver course lectures, learning objectives, and learning outcome assessments in accordance with the ARC-PA standards and aligned with the NCCPA Blueprint and will also assist in the program’s curriculum evaluation and development processes; all accreditation activities; and the admission, success, remediation, and retention of physician assistant students. This position may have an opportunity of a clinical release day at FIU College of Medicine clinical sites or at a clinical site in the community for a maximum of one day a week.
Minimum qualifications include Physician Assistant certification from an ARC-PA accredited PA program, current NCCPA certification, active Florida PA license or medical license (or be eligible to obtain a Florida Physician Assistant license or medical license at the time of hire), strong communication skills, and a professional demeanor. Preferred qualifications include at least three (3) years of relevant clinical experience working as a Certified Physician Assistant, prior experience in academia and/or other teaching, and Master’s degree.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 524567 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and attach letter of interest and curriculum vitae in a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references (previous supervisors) who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 05, 2022. Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.