• Assistant, Associate Professor or Full Professor (tenure-track) - Physician Assistant Studies

    Job Location(s) US-NY-Old Westbury
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/31/2018 8:34 AM)
    Job ID
    School of Health Professions
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Health Sciences
  • Overview

    The Department of Physician Assistant Studies, in the School of Health Professions at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York, is pleased to announce a full time tenure-track faculty position for an open rank faculty position. This open rank could be one of the following and would depend on the candidate’s education and experience: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. This is a 9-month position. We invite strong candidates who have prior experience as PA or medical educators and/or experience in an administrative/management position in a Physician Assistant program or medical school, as well as a vision for leadership in research, to consider applying for this position, to begin in January 2019. The position could potentially lead to one of Assistant Chair.


    Committed to educating the next generation of leaders and to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship, NYIT enrolls approximately 10,000 students on campuses in North America, China and the Middle East. As a forward-thinking institution, NYIT has pioneered educational practices to serve student needs since 1955. NYIT offers 90 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 50 fields of study and is home to students from more than 100 countries and from 50 states. Its seven schools and colleges include School of Architecture and Design; College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Computing Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education; School of Management; and College of Osteopathic Medicine.


    NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 9,000 students at campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury) in New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Vancouver, British Columbia; and in various programs around the world. NYIT sponsors 13 NCAA Division II programs.


    NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. More than 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.


    A successful candidate will have the following responsibilities in this position to include the following but are not limited to:

    1. Active engagement in teaching, scholarship, and service activities
    2. Teaching, assessment and advisement of physician assistant students in the didactic and clinical phase of the curriculum. A key area of responsibility of the candidate will be to oversee and direct both the students in their master’s thesis projects and support department faculty in their research endeavors.
    3. Working closely with the Program Chair to manage day-to-day operations of the PA program in accordance with the ARC-PA standards.
    4. Development and oversight of program data collection, analysis and assessment to adhere to ARC-PA standards.
    5. Collaborating with the Program Director, department faculty, and staff to prepare an annual report summarizing strengths, areas needing improvement, and recommendations for didactic and clinical curriculum.
    6. Participate in scholarship and service activities as assigned by the Program Director, and as per University/School policies.
    7. Represent the Program Director in his/her absence to internal or external constituencies.
    8. Other duties as mutually decided upon between the Program Director and the candidate.



    1. Qualified applicants should have as a minimum, a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from an ARC-PA accredited program or in a related area of study. Preference will be given to candidates currently pursuing or with a Doctorate degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in a related field.
    2. NCCPA certified PA or a board certified MD or DO.
    3. Currently licensed as a PA, MD, DO, or eligible for licensure in the State of New York. Physicians and other non-PA candidates must have experience working with Physician Assistants.
    4. Applicants should have two to three years of prior teaching experience as well as experience in an administrative/management position in a Physician Assistant program or medical school. Experience with the ARC-PA accreditation process is a plus.
    5. Demonstrated excellence of a minimum of 3 years in clinical practice.
    6. Clinical experience in any of the following disciplines - mental health/psychiatry, pediatrics, rheumatology or physiology/pathophysiology would be a plus.
    7. Knowledge of program organization, administration, fiscal management, review and analysis, planning, development and participation in accreditation processes will be crucial.
    8. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to excellent leadership and will display a strong potential for applied scholarship and service in healthcare.
    9. Experience and or interest in Interprofessional education, global health and the development of international rotations would be a plus.
    10. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    Salary and benefits are competitive and include tuition remission for spouses and eligible dependents. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. New York Institute of Technology and the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, strongly seeks and encourages applications from individuals who represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds and diversity.


    Applications: Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter should address the applicant’s qualifications for the position and his/her philosophy for achieving specific goals regarding student mentorship, research, teaching and the future of the profession. After the initial screening, candidates will subsequently be asked to supply additional materials.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and the closing date for applications is December 31, 2018 or until the position has been filled.


    NYIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



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