Under the direction of the Program Director, principal faculty participate in the following areas: developing, reviewing and revising as necessary the mission statement for the program, selecting applicants for admission to the PA program, providing student instruction, evaluating student performance, academic counseling of students, assuring the availability of remedial instruction, designing, implementing, coordinating, evaluating curriculum and evaluating the program.
The following is an overview of the general responsibilities shared by the principal faculty. Faculty may be asked to participate in any of the following activities:
1.Classroom and Laboratory/Simulation Teaching – courses include: Pre-Clinical Modules 1-6 (including Clinical Medicine, Medical Interviewing, Physical Diagnosis, Nutrition, Radiology), Medical Ethics, Introduction to Scientific Inquiry, Applied Clinical Research, Health Promotion through the Lifespan, EKG, Introduction to Clinical Clerkships, Clerkship Seminar and Professionalism.
2.Student Research Advising – responsibilities include mentoring students through the process of selecting an appropriate topic, conducting a literature review, critically appraising the evidence, writing a draft and final paper.
3.Evaluating Students on Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences – responsibilities include site visits, grading journals, and developing and grading post-rotation examinations.
4.Directing a Course/Module – responsibilities include scheduling faculty and/or guest lectures and coordinating all other aspects of the course such as: scheduling exams, providing a course overview and writing course objectives.
6.Counseling Students – responsibilities include providing information about the PA profession and program to prospective and current applicants. In addition, academic counseling and/or emotional support is provided for students in the program.
7.Recruitment – responsibilities include attending PA Program information sessions in Piscataway and attending recruitment events at area high schools and/or colleges to promote the PA profession and the program.
8.Admissions – responsibilities include hosting applicants and participating in the applicant interviewing process.
9.Faculty Practice – is optional for faculty but responsibilities may include several hours per week providing patient care and mentoring PA students in an outpatient setting.
10.Committee Participation – responsibilities include participation on program, school, or university committee(s). It should be noted that school and university committees may meet in other campuses.
11.General Program Maintenance – responsibilities include curriculum development and revision, test development and revision, proctoring exams and updating course objectives.
12.Participation in Grant Writing and Preparation of Self Study for Accreditation – Accreditation responsibilities may include preparation of a report on a program area in which you have a particular expertise or for which you have served as coordinator and/or service on a self-study committee. Grant/Research projects are encouraged either individually or in faculty groups.
13.Engagement in Scholarly Research – responsibilities include research, presentations and publications as required and appropriate based on academic rank.
Minimum Education and Experience:
1.Current license as Physician Assistant in the State of New Jersey 2.Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) 3.A minimum of a Master's degree (Applicant must be willing to pursue a doctoral degree) 4.Clinical experience 5.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Posting Number: 18FA0631
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 77191
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