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Associate Director of Clinical Education, Assistant/Associate Professor

The Gardner-Webb University Department of Physician Assistant Studies seeks a qualified candidate to fill a 12-month full-time non-tenure-track faculty position in the College of Health Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year on the main campus in Boiling Springs, NC.   

This is a campus-based position requiring the successful candidate to work on-campus. The candidate must be a motivated PA or physician passionate about the PA profession and academia. This individual will work very closely with the clinical team members and collaborate with the director, faculty, and staff of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and all College of Health Sciences members through interprofessional education opportunities. The faculty and staff of the department are devoted to academic excellence and possess a passionate commitment to underserved populations and reducing barriers to healthcare.


The primary responsibilities include the development and maintenance of supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) necessary to ensure students receive the clinical experiences required to meet program outcomes and accreditation standards. The candidate will deliver classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction as part of the faculty team. The candidate will support the Director of Clinical Education in developing and implementing  Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs), ongoing curriculum assessment, and modification. Student progress and performance assessment, mentoring and advising students in professional development, participating in continuous program self-assessment and accreditation compliance, and contributing to admissions recruitment, interviews, and selection processes are expected of this individual. Clinical practice release time is available to full-time faculty. Professional service to the PA profession is strongly encouraged. 

Required Qualifications/Education

Highly qualified applicants must possess a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university/accredited PA program or medical school. A doctorate is preferred (DMSc, DHSc, EdD, or Ph.D.). Also required are at least two years of professional clinical practice experience in a clinical health-related field involving direct patient care; current certification by the appropriate certifying body (e.g., NCCPA, ABFM, ABIM, ABP, etc.); and eligibility for medical licensure in North Carolina.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, including excellent verbal and written communication. Experience in PA or graduate medical education or clinical precepting is desirable. The applicant is expected to participate in inter-professional education opportunities, provide service with active participation in program, school, and university committees, and pursue professional development opportunities annually. Enthusiasm for working in a collaborative environment and self-motivation are essential qualities of a successful applicant.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The selected candidate will be required to submit academic transcripts. Employment will be contingent upon the timely completion of a criminal background check and drug test, and receipt of results acceptable to Gardner-Webb University.

Interested candidates should complete the application for employment using the link below and include the following with the submission:

  1. a statement of interest,
  2. teaching philosophy,
  3. a current curriculum vitae,
  4. three letters of recommendation.

Questions about the PA Program or application requirements should be directed to Dr. Ami Steele, Director, Department of PA Studies ([email protected]).