Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies and PA Admissions Director
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Admissions Director is responsible for the overall leadership for the admissions process of the Physician Assistant Program.
The Admissions Director is responsible for the admissions process for the physician assistant program. In addition to teaching in the PA program, this position is responsible for all facets of admissions to the PA program including: the admissions process, maintaining admittance guidelines; marketing the PA program to students; obtaining applicant information; screening applicants; completing admissions process; resolving student dissatisfactions with the admissions process, and maintaining admissions statistics for ARC-PA accreditation.
- Assists in the preparation of ARC-PA documentation especially for the admissions process.
- Maintains admission guidelines by writing, updating, and recommending changes to admission criteria, policies and procedures.
- Works with others within the institution to ensure the PA program policies/processes are consistent with other policies/processes within the institution
- Markets programs and facilities by assisting with preparation of informational brochures; assisting with writing and placing advertisements; answering questions; and helping to conduct tours for prospective students.
- Maintains primary responsibility for CASPA.
- Responsible for actively participating in initiates with respect to diversity and inclusion in the admissions processes
- Maintains primary responsibility for external organizations involved in the PA. process such as those vendors who provide background checks and drug screening
- Obtains applicant information from CASPA and oversees the entire process regarding application required information.
- Coordinates the interview process and is primarily responsible for the outcomes of the admissions process for the PA program.
- Directs applicant screening for required admission criteria, evaluating and accepting or rejecting students.
- Works with others within the institution to admit students by assisting with completing admission and financial forms; and other documents required for the program.
- Resolves student dissatisfactions related to admissions by investigating concerns; recommending changes in policies and procedures.
- Prepares admissions reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
- Will assume primary responsibility as a Course Director for appropriate course within the program (based on experience and skills).
- Assists in the preparation of course syllabi.
- Assists in the preparation of course content.
- Assists in the preparation of course examinations.
- Assists in the development of clinical sites.
- Assists in the development of equipment lists and supplies required for laboratory medicine course and other courses as required.
- Assists in the selection of textbooks.
- Assist in the development of laboratory exercises matching course objectives.
- Participates in various community and civic activities.
- Participates in scholarly activity.
- Participates in PA program faculty and other meetings.
- Participates in all other college required meetings and ceremonies.
- PA faculty are expected to work one day per week in a clinical setting
The Essential functions are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all-inclusive. There may be other duties as assigned.
Specific ARC-PA Assigned Responsibilities:
- Academic advising
- Accreditation services
- Clinical practice
- Coordination of instruction
- Curriculum development
- Curriculum evaluation
- Participation in the review and revision of the Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals of the program
- Program evaluation
- Remedial instruction
- Scholarly activities
- Student recruitment
- Student evaluation
- Student selection
- Teaching and instruction
- Nationally certified (NCCPA) physician assistant
- Must hold a current, valid, unrestricted, and unqualified license to practice medicine as physician assistant in the state of South Carolina and s/he may not hold any license that is restricted or qualified in any manner.
- Minimum of a Master’s degree
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong critical thinking, organization, and problem solving skills
- Proficient written and verbal language skills
- Competent in working with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
- 2+ years’ experience in teaching in an academic or other setting
- Currently practicing clinically (full or part-time) with preferences given to those working in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine. However, consideration will be given to all other areas of clinical medicine for those with strong overall clinical skills.
- Strong quantitative and analytic skills
Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.