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Assistant Professor of Medical Science (PA Education)
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Job Description

George Fox University announces a non-tenure or tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Medical Science (Principal Faculty with potential for leadership role) in the school of medical science (PA), to begin in July 2020. This is a leadership position in a developing physician assistant program located in Newberg, Oregon.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from individuals who can help us achieve our diversity goals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

The Principal Faculty with potential for leadership role has assigned duties at the discretion of the program director. As a minimum, these include:

* Participate in the development, review, and revise as necessary the program mission statement
* Participate in program organization and administration
* Participate in development, planning, and continuous program evaluation (review and analysis)
* Participate in accreditation activities
* At the direction of the PD, supervise the PA program faculty and staff
* Lead faculty development and coordination of education activity
* Participate in student recruitment and selection
* Participate in clinical site development, retention, and ongoing monitoring
* At the direction of the PD, coordinate the day to day delivery of curriculum (teaching and instruction)
* Participate in the evaluation of student performance
* Provide remedial Instruction when needed
* Participate in curriculum development, ongoing evaluation, and coordination of instruction
* As necessary, provide academic Advising
* If desired, participate in clinical practice, scholarly activities, or advanced education
* Additional duties as needed and assigned by the program director

Professional Degree/Certification and Maintenance of License and Boards

* If a PA, must hold a master's degree or higher
* Physicians (MD/DO) may fill this role


* Graduate of an accredited PA Program
* Current NCCPA certification
* Eligibility for PA licensure in Oregon
* Three years of clinical experience as a practicing PA
* Preference given to applicants with academic experience in PA education
* Doctorate degree or enrollment in a doctorate program with projected graduation within three years of hire
* A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
* All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.
* Candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S.

Salary and Rank

Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant teaching experience at previous institutions may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures - apply only through this website

When completing the online application, please upload the following as Word or .pdf documents in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement:

* Letter of Interest
* Curriculum Vitae (CV)
* Faith and learning essay*

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Review of applications will begin now and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to: Dr. Curt Stilp, Chair of the PA faculty search and selection committee. His email is cstilp@georgefox.edu

* INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING ESSAY George Fox University is committed to the idea that one of the primary responsibilities of Christian higher education is to help students develop a uniquely Christian worldview. As teachers and mentors, it is important for George Fox University faculty members to integrate Christian faith and principles in all aspects of their lives. As an essential part of the application process, the University will carefully consider your response to the following: In a one-page essay (about 300 words) describe your personal Christian faith, as well as how your faith informs your teaching, scholarship, and service (including service and leadership in your church and/or in Christian ministries)