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Principal Faculty - Physician Assistant Program

Stephens College
Columbia, MO
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Doctors, Pharmaceutical, Physicians/Nurses
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Position: Principal Faculty PA, Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track

Reports to: Director, Physician Assistant Program

Type: Regular, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty

Months: 12, beginning Fall 2024

The Stephens College PA program is based on a 12-month didactic phase and a 15 month clinical phase that culminate in the conferral of a Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

Principal faculty for the Stephens PA program will assist with the development, content delivery and assessment of didactic curriculum. The successful candidate will teach, evaluate, and advise didactic and clinical phase students. All principal faculty participate in the continuous review, analysis, and evaluation of the program's mission. Other duties include scholarship, academic advising, service and professional activities. All principal faculty receive 0.20 release time to pursue clinical practice and/or research.

  1. Serve as course director or co-director as needed for program.
  2. Teach a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
  3. Advise students.
  4. Contribute to collecting and managing data to track learning outcomes for students and performance outcomes for the program.
  5. Proctor exams and provide remediation as necessary.
  6. Member of the SPPC committee, Curriculum committee and Admissions Committee.
  7. Assist the program director with the continuous development, review, planning, outcomes evaluation, and general effectiveness of the PA program
  8. Assist the program director with continuous program review and evaluation, curriculum revision, evaluation of course syllabi and lesson plans for the didactic curriculum.
  9. Participate on college committees, and state and national organizations.
  10. Attend open houses, special events and graduation ceremonies.
  11. Coordinate, review and revise academic policies and procedures as needed.
  12. Participate in accreditation activities.
  • Terminal degree - Masters from an ARC accredited PA program
  • One year of clinical practice experience preferred.
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Current NCCPA certification.
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri.

To apply:

Submit a current curriculum vitae, a list of five references with contact information, and a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experience align with the job description.

Stephens College is a women's college proudly located in downtown Columbia, MO, home to the University of Missouri and two private colleges with a total student population of about 40,000. Since our founding in 1833, we've been offering innovative, career-focused programs sound in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and sciences. We take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure our students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework. Stephens College prepares students to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world. Graduate, online, and certificate programs are available to women and men as part of our commitment to lifelong learning.

The college prides itself on fostering a close-knit faculty community and on providing a welcoming, learning-centered environment for students. The learning community is distinguished by small classes, close engagement with faculty, intellectual rigor, and dynamic programs of study that reflect the College's mission of lifelong learning. Stephens College contributes to the vibrant social and cultural climate which makes Columbia such a desirable place to live.

Stephens College offers excellent benefits, including vacation/holiday/sick pay, health/dental/life insurance, tuition waiver and college-matched retirement plan.
Stephens College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status and all other classifications protected by law. Stephens College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX or disability accommodations, any other concerns related to equity or noncompliance, or requests for a complete copy of the College's policy should be directed to the Stephens College Equity Compliance Team at, or (573) 876-2321 or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at

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