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Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education

Saint Elizabeth University
Morristown, NJ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education (PA Program)

Conveniently located in Morris County with easy access to Routes 287, 280, 80, 10, 24, and the Convent Station train station, Saint Elizabeth University which was established in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth resides on 150 acres of picturesque rolling hills and lush woodlands. The University offers a quality education in the Catholic tradition with a firm foundation in the liberal arts and serves a diverse population, including the needs of women, students of color, those who lack adequate financial resources, and those who would benefit from a nurturing, supportive collegiate environment.


Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1899, Saint Elizabeth University (SEU) is a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition for students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures. SEU is devoted to providing educational and career training opportunities to traditionally underserved communities and is characterized by small class sizes and a highly communal student-centered culture emphasizing individualized attention.

SEU is a federally designated Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution. Our traditional undergraduate population is 38 percent Black and our total enrollment is 30 percent Hispanic, while 47 percent of our students are first-generation college students. In addition, 76 percent of our first-time freshmen are low-income students eligible for federal Pell funding; many come to us with unique challenges related to their financial, social, academic, mental and physical health.

Saint Elizabeth University seeks to foster and maintain a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. SEU has long preserved its legacy of providing quality education and access for underserved populations, particularly in fields and career paths traditionally beyond the reach of marginalized and often disenfranchised communities. In our traditional co-educational undergraduate enrollment today, women outnumber men two-to-one. SEU has a long legacy of educating women who thrive in STEM and healthcare professions and continues to produce diverse women and men as leaders equipped with a deeper appreciation of inclusion in its various forms. We strive to ensure that all graduates realize their potential through hard work and an exceptional education that is unimpeded by irrational self-doubt or societal biases.


The MS PA Program faculty have primary responsibility for design and implementation of the educational curriculum, facilitation of all aspects of student learning and student advisement for achievement of educational goals. This principal faculty position in the MS in Physician Assistant (MS PA) Program has additional administrative duties that support the assessment of student learning and progress during the PA Program’s clinical education phase. The Director of Clinical Education works with the PA Program Director, Director of Clinical Sites, and the clinical year team to ensure the clinical year student learning outcomes are met.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Director of Clinical Sites:

  • Ensure that clinical education sites provide the educational experiences necessary to meet MS PA Program clinical educational goals as defined by the MS PA Program in keeping with the ARC-PA Accreditation Standards;
  • Identify and recruit qualified physicians, physician assistants or other qualified clinicians to serve as clinical preceptors for PA student supervised clinical practice experiences;
  • Educate preceptors to the appropriate clinical rotation course learning objectives, student competency expectations, and the methods of student evaluation;
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of preceptors and clinical sites for meeting educational goals;
  • Provide appropriate clinical education orientation to students;
  • Review and update the clinical rotation course learning objectives for clarity and appropriateness to the MS PA Program vision, mission, values, and learning goals.

In collaboration with the Director of Clinical Sites, clinical rotation course directors, and the clinical year team:

  • Provide operational oversight for the day-to-day student placement and evaluation during the clinical phase of the PA Program;
  • Coordinate the evaluation of student performance during all clinical rotation courses;
  • Serve as a clinical rotation course director in area(s) appropriate to clinical experience;
  • Provide leadership for the clinical rotation course directors to ensure student evaluation is completed in a timely manner; support remediation efforts, as needed;
  • Review student clinical year matrix documentation and ensure student completion of all requirements; facilitate development of action plans for students to meet requirements, as needed;
  • In collaboration with clinical rotation course directors, develop and administer end of rotation OSCEs;
  • Plan and execute the clinical rotation call-back schedule; including coordination of EOR exams, OSCEs, Grand Rounds presentations, and didactic course activities;
  • Serve as the course director for PA 690 Summative Capstone
  • Plan and administer e-PACKRAT, Summative II, and End of Program examinations;
  • Plan and administer the PA Program summative evaluation within the final 4 months of the program to include: written examination, OSCE examination, professional assessment; etc.
  • In conjunction with the Program Director, ensure requirements for graduation have been met

In addition:

  • From all of the above forms of evaluation, collect data, analyze and report to Program Director, Medical Director and Curriculum Committee for curriculum evaluation and improvement;
  • Serve as a member of the Student Progress Committee and the Clinical Year Committee.
  • Contribute to student instruction and evaluation as course coordinator, lecturer, laboratory instructor, and/or small group discussion facilitator in areas appropriate to clinical experience and educational preparation;
  • Contribute to the management of curriculum planning, development, delivery, mapping and review;
  • Contribute to other admissions, instructional, evaluative, administrative, and accreditation activities of the MS PA Program, as directed by the Program Director;
  • Provide academic advising support to students throughout the educational program;
  • Support governance activities of the MS PA Program, Department, and University by serving on standing and ad hoc committees, task forces, and other University governance bodies;
  • Participate in service activities to the MS PA Program, University and community appropriate to experience and areas of interest;
  • Participate in leadership within professional organizations appropriate to experience and educational preparation;
  • Conduct scholarship and/or research in areas of academic interests;
  • Maintain professional licensure and/or certification;
  • Participate in professional development activities appropriate for areas of professional expertise;
  • Perform other duties deemed necessary by the Program Director, MS PA Program.


  • Must have a master’s degree from an accredited physician assistant program;
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant clinical practice experience;
  • Must have current NCCPA certification;
  • Must have a valid PA or physician license in the State of New Jersey or eligibility to obtain such licensure;
  • Must possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • A record of professional, academic and administrative achievement is desirable;
  • Teaching experience in PA education in the clinical setting and/or classroom is desirable;
  • Active participation/leadership in local, regional or national PA organization is desirable;
  • Must have a strong commitment to achieve the missions of the MS PA Program and the University of Saint Elizabeth.
  • Candidate must have a willingness and ability to travel throughout New Jersey and surrounding areas.

Why Choose Saint Elizabeth University?

Saint Elizabeth University offers a positive work environment, dedicated leadership, faculty and staff who are committed to excellence, and an attractive benefits and compensation package.

Full-time Faculty and Staff Benefits Include:

  • Employer-Subsidized Health Care Plan
  • Dental and Vision Plan
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance at No Cost
  • Supplemental Insurance Available for Employee, Spouse and Dependents
  • Other Voluntary Plans (Legal, Identify-Theft, Accident, Critical Care, etc.)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Remission for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
  • Tuition Exchange Program offering Reciprocal Scholarships Nationwide at 600+ Colleges and Universities
  • 14 Paid Holidays, as well as the Week after Christmas Off with Pay
  • Paid Days Off on Fridays in the Summer Months
  • Birthday as a Paid Day Off
  • Generous Vacation Policy
  • New Jersey Earned Sick Leave
  • Employee Discount Program

Important to Know:

The health and safety of students, faculty and staff are a University priority. Please be advised that the University reserves the right to modify all policies and procedures related to COVID-19 based upon local conditions and emerging guidance from local, state and federal agencies.

How to Apply:

Applications should consist of a cover letter, resume, proof of certifications and three professional references with email addresses and/or telephone numbers.

EEO/AA Statement:

Saint Elizabeth University aspires to create a community based on the collaboration, innovation, creativity and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas - an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspective, backgrounds and experiences flourish. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all individuals feel and experience an environment where they are welcome, safe, secure, and heard. As such All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law. Any information provided will be used only in the compliance of data for EEO/Affirmative Action reporting. Completion of this data is voluntary and will not affect your opportunity for employment and/or terms or conditions of employment.

Saint Elizabeth University


Morristown, NJ
07960 USA



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