Job ID: 289544940  |  Last Updated: 1/10/2018

Faculty Opportunity – Physician Assistant Program

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Applicant Contact
Julie Brissett
Assistant Director
(215) 707-5665
(215) 707-9452

Job Description

Summary of Opportunity

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates for a Faculty opportunity in our Physician Assistant Program.

The faculty member will serve as course director and will develop, coordinate and deliver curriculum as assigned. Core responsibilities include teaching and advising physician assistant students as well as assisting with curriculum development with appropriate learning objectives and outcomes in collaboration with the PA Program Director and other PA program faculty. Our Faculty also participate in small group exercises, labs, participate in the admissions process and conduct scholarly activities.

This position includes teaching and administration in both the didactic and clinical phases with an emphasis on didactic activities. Other duties include advising and mentoring students, and evaluation of students and curriculum in accordance with the accreditation process.

Faculty members in our Physician Assistant Program are provided with one day per week for clinical practice in the Temple Health System. Academic rank commensurate with experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in the clinical year with site visits and student evaluations
Participate in the admissions process
Participate in the programs on-going self-study and accreditation process
Develop, implement and evaluate didactic course curriculum.
Mentor and advise physician assistant students
Assist in program development and evaluation
Instruct didactic and clinical year students
Participate in committees at the department and university levels

Candidate Qualifications

Master degree relevant to physician assistant education and/or practice.
Current NCCPA certification
Ability to obtain a Pennsylvania physician assistant license
A minimum of three years of relevant working experience in the clinical and/or academic setting
Proficiency in MS Office applications

The Organization

Temple University (TU)
Temple University, a comprehensive state-related research university, is the 28th largest university in the United States. Founded in 1884 by Russell Conwell as an informal adult-education outgrowth of his Grace Baptist Church ministry, Temple College was chartered in 1888, and incorporated as

Temple University in 1907. Since 1965, Temple has been one of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania; the other two are the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State
University. Four of Temple's seven Pennsylvania locations are in Philadelphia. In addition to the 115-acre Main Campus and 17-acre Health Sciences Campus, Temple has two locations in Center City

Philadelphia: the School of Podiatric Medicine and Temple University Center City, which offers credit and noncredit education and is located across from City Hall. In Philadelphia's northern suburbs, there is the 186-acre campus in Ambler and a location in Fort Washington offering graduate and noncredit courses. A seventh location is in the state's capital, Harrisburg, where Temple offers graduate degree and certificate programs.

The university has several long-established locations abroad. Temple University Japan (TUJ), Temple's pioneering campus in Tokyo, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007. TUJ was the first foreign university recognized by Japan's Ministry of Education. Temple University Rome, located in Rome's Villa Caproni, was established in 1966. Temple also operates study abroad programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom and other locations worldwide.

A total of 39,000 students (32,207 full-time) enrolled at Temple in fall 2010 including 27,927 undergraduates and 5,408 graduate students. Temple is the nation's fifth largest provider of professional education with 3,209 first-professional students in the fields of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and podiatric medicine.

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM)
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) has been a Philadelphia institution for nearly 115 years and is widely recognized as an exceptional medical and educational institution with a diverse, socially-conscious student body, outstanding and prolific faculty and leading-edge research. Founded to provide access to professional education for persons of diverse backgrounds as well as health care to the surrounding, traditionally underserved communities, LKSOM continues to be a vibrant, dynamic leader in medical education, research and patient care. Today, Temple Health's physician leadership is building on its rich history, and transforming one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers into a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution. Like Lewis Katz, the man for whom the school is named, LKSOM's students and faculty are legendary for their hard work, dedication and strong passion for making a difference.

Procedure for Candidacy

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita online at: Personal statements summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, leadership experience and contributions to diversity are encouraged.

Christine Mount, Program Director, C/O Julie Brissett, Assistant Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140.

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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