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The Assistant/Associate Professor is a member of The Dominican University of California faculty and more specifically, the College of Health and Natural Sciences, Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies Program. The Assistant/Associate Professor’s primary responsibilities include teaching and evaluating students, serving as a student advisor, and assisting in curriculum development and implementation of the didactic and clinical portions of the program.


  • Assist in the creation, development and implementation of terminal goals and learning objectives for each course of study, to include the didactic and clinical phases.
  • Serve as course coordinator for assigned courses which includes developing, organizing, delivery (teaching) and evaluation of course content and objectives and the guidance and management of adjunct faculty or lecturers involved in those courses.
  • Develop and deliver lecture and laboratory material content that meet course objectives.
  • Develop and implement evaluation tools to assess the student’s knowledge of course content as outlined in the course objectives.
  • Serve as a member of Program committees to evaluate and develop curriculum.
  • Participate in the development and achievement of the philosophy, goals and competency-based instructional objectives of the Program.
  • Assist in identifying core knowledge, skills and attitudes requisite to development of the competencies required for successful completion of board examinations and safe practice at the time of entry to the profession.
  • Participation and attendance in Program related activities and functions such as graduation and white coat ceremonies.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of all aspects of the didactic and clinical curriculum.
  • Assist in clinical year coordinating activities as directed by the Program.
  • Perform site visits and evaluations of students on clinical rotations.
  • Participate in scholarly and research activities to professional groups and journals.
  • Participation in the identification and recruitment of suitable faculty and staff to be involved in the administrative operations of the Program.
  • Participation in faculty development activities and faculty development retreats and seminars.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Current NCCPA certification if PA
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience and 2 years of teaching experience is preferred
  • Experience in teaching Anatomy and Physiology preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team with other Program and University faculty and colleagues is essential
  • Google Suite: Docs, Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sheets, and Slides
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Zoom
  • Digital Camera

Additional Position Information

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by September 1, 2024; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

For More Information Contact:

Shiva Fatemi

[email protected]

Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.

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