Director of Clinical Education, Clinical-Track Faculty

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

ID: 7065934
Posted: April 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

University Expectations
MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to excellence and innovative teaching. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

Job Description
The College of Behavioral and Health Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for a founding Clinical Director of its Physician Assistant Program. This is a 12-month, clinical-track (non-tenurable) faculty position at the assistant/associate professor rank. Start date for this position may be as early as June 2020.

The University seeks a Clinical Director with strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills and collaborative work ethic. The Clinical Director will report directly to the Physician Assistant Program Director and must be team oriented and possess excellent communication and problem solving skills. The Clinical Director will be responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing development and implementation of the clinical phase of the Physician Assistant Program that meets the needs of the State of Tennessee and the profession.

As a public comprehensive university and one of nine senior institutions in the Tennessee state system of higher education, MTSU enrolls almost 22,000 students in bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs.
The Clinical Director will participate in the organization, administration, continuous review and analysis, planning, development, and participation in the accreditation process of the Physician Assistant Program. This includes applying for, achieving, and maintaining ARC-PA accreditation. Duties include identifying appropriate clinical sites, building relationships and recruiting clinical partners, traveling for clinical site visits and recruitment, maintaining accreditation standards, engaging in open, collaborative and collegial interactions with the program director, medical director, faculty and staff.

Required Education
Master’s level Physician Assistant degree from an ARC-PA accredited program

Required Related Experience
Five years of experience in a clinical practice setting as well as at least one year in higher education experience in a Physician Assistant Master’s program.

Required License/Registration/Certification
Applicants must be a Physician Assistant with current NCCPA certification and hold or be eligible for licensure in the State of Tennessee

Other Desirable
Applicants who possess a doctoral degree in related field, or willingness to pursue degree, and those with Physician Assistant clinical education experience will receive special consideration.

Salary and Benefits
Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

• Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans
• Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans; mandatory 5% employee contribution
• An Employee Assistance Program
• Educational Assistance Programs
• Sick leave


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