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Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies

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44160 Scholar Plaza #100, Leesburg, VA

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The Shenandoah University Division of Physician Assistant Studies is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a faculty position based in Leesburg, VA. Scholar Plaza Campus. Leesburg has a vibrant commuter campus atmosphere in bustling Northern Virginia. This is a career-contract track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, and is a full-time, in-person, 12-month faculty position for spring 2022 semester reporting directly to the Physician Assistant Program Director.  

This position is designed to work in both the didactic and clinical phases of the curriculum. Didactic responsibilities include teaching and student advising as a member of the full time faculty. In addition, participation in inter-professional education opportunities, academic scholarship service to the program, school and university committees is expected. Clinical responsibilities include networking and serving as a member of the clinical team in supporting students during their clinical rotations. Opportunities are provided for professional service to the PA profession and clinical practice.

Qualifications for this position include graduation from an accredited physician assistant program, minimum of an earned Master Degree, a minimum of two years current clinical practice experience, current NCCPA certification and eligibility for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Experience in PA education and/or clinical precepting is desirable. This position requires skills in graduate-level teaching, problem-solving, and networking, in addition to strong communication skills needed for work with students, preceptors, and members of the medical community. 

Applicants that contribute to the diversity of the faculty and profession are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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How to Apply: 

The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue through December 2021 or until a qualified candidate is selected.

**Note: Academic transcripts, a pre-employment background check, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or on a University approved medical or religious exemption, as well as a satisfactory driving record will be required as a condition of hire. 

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

Shenandoah University, established in 1875, is a private, nationally recognized applied liberal arts university that invites you to join a close-knit community rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge. We serve approximately 4,000 students across more than 90 programs in seven schools. 

The University is located in northwest Virginia within the picturesque and historic Shenandoah Valley.  The city boasts easy access to some of the finest recreational, cultural and educational resources in the nation including Washington, DC.   The Shenandoah University PA Program offers a very competitive salary and benefits as well as an outstanding work environment in its educational facilities located on the Winchester Medical Center campus.  The Shenandoah University PA Program is ranked in the top twenty five according to US News & World Reports and has a history of excellent student outcomes. 



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