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Principal Faculty Member, Physician Assistant Program

Apply now Posting Number: 493037
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Principal Faculty Member

Department/ School:

Physician Assistant Studies, School of Science

Job Summary:

The Marist College Physician Assistant Program is seeking a highly motivated, experienced PA that is passionate about education to join the team as a didactic faculty member. The principal faculty member is responsible for delivering didactic courses, assessing student progress, developing curricula, advising students, and participating in ongoing programmatic assessments.  The faculty member will also participate in activities that promote the stature of the PA Program and Marist College while abiding by mandates set by ARC-PA, the Program Director, the Dean, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The candidate would join a team of hardworking individuals, committed to excellence in education, service, and creating a sense of community. 

Overall, the successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, be able to promote a positive and engaging learning environment and have a commitment to student success.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver didactic courses as assigned (Physiology, Pathology, Clinical Medicine, Infectious Disease, Surgery, Medical Literature preferred)
  • Prepare and update syllabi
  • Monitor evaluation of learning outcomes for courses in the didactic phase of the program
  • Develop evaluation instruments (i.e., rubrics, examination, assignments, OSCEs)
  • Assess the reliability and validity of examination instruments
  • Monitor individual student progress
  • Serve as a faculty advisor to both didactic and clinical year students
  • Remediate struggling students
  • Participate in the Admissions process
  • Take part in program committees (chair and/or act as an active member)
  • Provide input into program-related activities and development
  • Participate in service activities at the Program, School, and College level
  • Provide high-quality work demonstrating initiative, professionalism, and significant attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications:

PA Applicants:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Eligible for New York State license
  • NCCPA certification
  • At least 2 years practicing as a clinician


Non-PA Applicants:

  • Doctoral Degree (MD, DO, PhD, EdD)
  • Eligible for New York State licensure, if applicable
  • Board certification if a physician

Essential Functions:

  • Teach and coordinate the didactic curriculum
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of the curriculum
  • Participate in curriculum mapping
  • Develop instruments to monitor overall efficacy of didactic courses including:
    • Testing instruments reflecting course objectives
    • Adhering to national and state accreditation requirements
  • Proctor examinations
  • Intervene and design student remediation assignments
  • Evaluate and monitor overall academic competency and individual student progress during the didactic year
  • Serve as a chair for one program committee
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of applicants as a member of the Program’s admission committee.
  • Participates in reaccreditation and program evaluation activities as determined by the Program Director.  This includes but is not limited to:
    • Participating in the assessment process
    • Analyzing course data
    • Preparing accreditation documents prior to ARC-PA site visits
    • Participating in ARC-PA site visits
  • Participate in program events including:
    • Program/College workshops & retreats
    • Annual program events
    • Admissions events
    • Clinical call back days
    • Summative examinations
  • Participate in college-wide events (i.e. commencement, assessment day)
  • Hold office hours in accordance with Marist College policy
  • Foster student achievement and success.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Marist College and the program’s mission, vision, and values
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Program Director

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching in a medical program or higher education.

Experience teaching any of the following content areas: Physiology, Pathology, Clinical Medicine, Infectious Disease, Surgery.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

About the Department and School:

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program is a 24-month, full-time program designed to prepare students for clinical practice. The program consists of one 12-month didactic phase and one 12-month clinical phase. Students learn how to care for patients in a variety of settings such as in-patient, out-patient, in the operating room and emergency room. Students further learn to treat patients across the lifespan, from newborn to the elderly. Students learn technical skills such as suturing and counseling skills. Global health is also emphasized. The program offers seven required core rotations in the clinical year, as well as one elective.

The program is located in the Marist College Allied Health Building, which has a state-of-the-art gross anatomy laboratory, standardized patient suites, a trauma simulation room, and a skills laboratory. In total, the program occupies over 18,000 square feet in the 58,000 square feet building. The program shares resources and activities with other programs in the School of Science on campus, especially the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  The opportunity to develop inter-professional skills will increase as new clinical programs are added to the School of Science.

The success of the program’s design is measured, in part, in the first time pass rate of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). The first-time pass rate for the 2018 cohort is 100%, for the 2019 cohort is 98%, and for the 2020 cohort is 92%.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about

Type of Position:

Full-time

Classification:

Faculty

Months per Year:

12

Work Schedule:

4 days per week, plus one clinical day; hours as necessary to fulfill responsibilities.

Location:

Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Number of Positions Openings:

1

Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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