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  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Partner benefits
  • Vision insurance
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What’s next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

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  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision

Tuition Assistant Program
Long/Short Term Disability
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
401K Match
Generous Paid Time Off
12 Paid Holidays

  • includes domestic partner coverage

The Director of Didactic Education is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the didactic phase of the Physician Assistant Program. It is expected that the Director of Didactic Education will provide effective leadership toward meeting program and Student Learning Outcomes related to the pre-clinical phase of the program. The Director of Didactic Education will work with the Program Director and other members of the PA Faculty to ensure that students consistently meet the program’s Student Learning Outcomes. The Director of Didactic Education will work to ensure that the program‘s didactic phase is in compliance with all ARC-PA accreditation standards pertaining to didactic training. The Director of Didactic Education should work in synergy with his/her counterpart at other PA program campuses within South University.

The incumbent must ensure that the South University philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and maintenance of an environment that is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion.


  • Performs Faculty responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty job description and the Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.
  • Design and deliver instruction in alignment with the South University model.
  • Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning by continuing professional/ technical skills development and introducing professional/industry perspective into courses.
  • Promotes student success by showing flexibility and passion for teaching and students.
  • Serves as an instructor in the PA program, including
  • Coordinating a minimum of 8 courses per year
  • Lecturing in areas of clinical and/or professional expertise
  • Serving as a Small Group Facilitator.
  • Provides input to assist with ongoing program assessment, improvement, and accreditation activities.
  • Communicates consistently and effectively with Supervisors, University Administrators, Faculty, and other South University Departments.
  • Manages the learning environment by keeping accurate records and enforcing academic policies consistent with the University, College/School, Campus, or Online Division.
  • Adheres to university policies described in the Employee Handbook, the Faculty Supplement to the Employee Handbook, job description, or other guidelines.
  • Remains in compliance with South University’s academic policies and procedures, educational policies, SACSCOC and programmatic accreditation standards, and state agency regulations.
  • Serves as an academic advisor and provides remedial instruction as needed.
  • Assists with the investigation of student problems requiring academic actions according to South University policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the curriculum development and revision/process regarding the program (as necessary).
  • Attends identified meetings with the Program Advisory Council (PAC), which meets at least twice per year.
  • Upholds Program/Department/College initiatives designed to achieve student outcomes and Campus/community relations.
  • Serves as the Co-Chair of the PA Department’s Curriculum Committee in conjunction with counterpart(s) from other PA program(s) within the department.
  • Oversees curriculum development, which includes the design and implementation of the program’s Didactic phase with the program’s Student Learning Outcomes and PA competencies.
  • Oversees evaluation of the didactic phase of the program to include didactic course, student, and instructional faculty.
  • Works with the Program Director to coordinate the recruitment of full-time and adjunct Faculty for the didactic phase of the program.
  • Works with the Program Director to design and implement Faculty development initiatives for didactic instructional full-time and adjunct Faculty.
  • Participates in the program’s admissions process, including application review, candidate interviews, and selection meetings.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Director of Didactic Education on ongoing assessment of student performance toward attaining the program’s Student Learning Outcomes.
  • Participates in service and/or scholarly endeavors appropriate to the role of Director of Didactic Education and PA Faculty.
  • Completes professional development and in‐service activities each year as outlined in the faculty supplement.


  • Terminal Degree as a Physician Assistant; Current NCCPA Certification; eligible for state licensure as a PA.
  • Three (3) years of academic experience (preferred); 5 years of clinical experience (required).
  • Experience in PA/Medical classroom teaching and PA Education Administration highly (preferred).
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with student and staff populations.
  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.
  • Strong computer skills. MS Office Suite. WebAdMIT
  • Ability to interact effectively as a leader or team member and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Ability to listen to customers (e.g., staff, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their requests.
  • Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe, and assess.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures, and perspectives can thrive.