Elon University, an independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, is seeking a full-time, experienced faculty member or healthcare professional to serve as Director of Clinical Education for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. The eight principal faculty members welcomed the seventh class of 38 students in January 2019. The program received Accreditation-Continued from the Accreditation Review Commission for the Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) in 2016 and has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to grant the MSPAS degree. The systems-based curriculum is 24 months with 12-month didactic and 12-month clinical phases.
The PA program is part of the Elon University School of Health Sciences, which also includes the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program established in 1998. Elon offers a salary commensurate with qualifications, an excellent benefits package and generous retirement plan. We seek energetic, creative applicants with strong leadership skills and evidence of ability to work both independently and with others to create new, innovative and high-quality pathways in clinical education.
The Director of Clinical Education will be primarily responsible for the diversification and expansion of clinical sites for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and the School of Health Sciences. This person will help envision and create the future of clinical education at Elon University, traveling throughout the South and across the country to broaden the scope of clinical sites. Skilled in advocacy and negotiation, they will understand healthcare at the systems level to effectively create clinical education contracts for current and future programs in the School of Health Sciences.
Work with university, school, and program leadership to develop and maintain clinical training sites across the country.
Work with the Clinical Education Team on the design, coordination, and evaluation of the clinical education curriculum.
Assist with departmental responsibilities such as proctoring exams, grading OSCEs, interviewing admissions candidates, etc.
Serve on departmental, School of Health Science, and university committees as elected or appointed.
Maintain a record of ongoing scholarly activity and faculty development.
Assist with program self-assessment and improvement.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three (3) professional references. Please submit all materials by March 31st, 2019.
Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled with an anticipated start date in August of 2019.
E-mail application information and direct questions to:
Search Committee Chair
Cynthia (Cindy) Bennett
Graduate level degree in PA studies or related medical discipline (e.g. MD/DO, PharmD, MPH, etc); in addition, MBA with concentration in Health Care or MHA in addition to healthcare provider degree is desirable.
Current certification by the NCCPA or an ABMS- or AOA-approved specialty board if applicable.
Eligibility for North Carolina state licensure if applicable to the candidate’s terminal degree.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency with educational and office technology (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite).
Minimum of two years of clinical experience required; teaching experience preferred.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.