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Benefits

  • 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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Full Job Description

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.

Visit www.southuniversity.edu today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision

FSA/HSA

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

POSITION SUMMARY:
The instructor facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment. They provide education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace. They encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning and ethics as well as personal and professional development. The Chair of the Admissions Committee is responsible for oversight of all admissions processes of the South University‐ Physician Assistant Program. The Principal Faculty will work with the Program Director to ensure that the program meets all ARC‐PA accreditation standards pertaining to fair practices other admissions related standards. The Principal Faculty should work in synergy with their counterpart at PA programs on other South University campuses.

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

KEY JOB ELEMENTS:

  • Serves as the Chair of the Program’s Admissions Committee. Schedules and leads all Admissions Committee meetings (to be held at least quarterly).
  • Directs all admissions academic processes to include submission of all proposals for admissions requirements/policy changes, oversight of annual admissions cycle, serving as admissions subject matter expert for the program.
  • Provides analyses of program’s admissions processes to include an annual admissions report as a component of the program’s ongoing self‐assessment process.
  • Coordinates and serves as faculty advisor to the Student Ambassador Program.
  • Provides teaching and instruction in the PA program including:
  • Coordination of instruction for a minimum of 6 courses annually.
  • Lecturing in areas of clinical and/or professional expertise.
  • Providing academic advising as a Small Group Facilitator and Student Advisor.
  • Assists with curriculum development, which includes the design and implementation of the curriculum.
  • Assists with ongoing curriculum evaluation and improvement.
  • Performs student evaluations of objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), lab practicals, as well as clinical reasoning, problem-solving, and technical skills sessions during the didactic and clinical phases of the program.
  • Evaluates student performance of submitted assignments, including written clinical documentation, evidence-based medicine research, and health literacy projects.
  • Creates examinations for courses and maps exam questions to ARC-PA accreditation standards and the NCCPA Content Blueprint.
  • Provides input to assist with accreditation activities, as well as ongoing program evaluation and mission statement review.
  • Engages in service, community and campus relations, and scholarly activities appropriate to the role of a Principal Faculty (Full-time) member.
  • Participates in faculty development opportunities each year as required in the areas of teaching and academic administration.
  • Assists with clinical site development and clinical site monitoring.
  • Provides remedial instruction as needed.
  • Assists with other responsibilities as determined by the Directors of Didactic/Clinical Education, Program Director, and/or the Campus Leadership.
  • Performs duties as assigned and outlined in the Faculty job description and in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge:

  • Terminal Degree as a Physician Assistant; Current NCCPA Certification and State Licensure as a PA.
  • 1-2 years academic experience highly preferred; 3 years clinical experience required.
  • Experience in PA/medical classroom teaching preferred.

Skills:

  • 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, including MS Office Suite, ExamSoft, and WebAdMIT.

Abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret, and implement accreditation criteria and state agency regulations.
  • Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.
  • Ability to listen to customers (e.g. staff, students, 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
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. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description. The individual must be able to travel out of the local area with an occasional overnight stay to participate in a variety of conferences and meetings.

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.