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Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Thiel College seeks vibrant faculty members (tenure-track rank open) to serve as principal faculty with didactic teaching, academic advising, clinical rotation coordination, admissions responsibilities, and service expectations to the program, the College, and the profession. Appointments expected to begin no later than May 2022, but earlier may be possible.

The Physician Assistant Program offers a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies; student entry to the program is via two pathways (5-year pathway earning BA and MS degrees, or post-baccalaureate pathway).

A dedicated passion for helping students reach their full potential in a supportive and inclusive diverse environment is essential to this position.  Responsibilities include teaching, advising, student supervision, and professional development.  While Thiel College gives highest priority to teaching effectiveness, the faculty are expected to remain current in their field through professional development opportunities such as attendance at related conferences, research, or other scholarly activities. A comprehensive employee benefit package, including research support and a sabbatical program, is provided.

The Principal Faculty will collaborate with the program director, PA faculty, and staff to support the program’s mission and ensure compliance with ARC-PA accreditation standards.

These are full-time, tenure-track, 12-month positions that will report to the Program Director and will work closely with students and program faculty and staff. The program is dedicated to allotting time and resources for the professional development of faculty and staff.  Salary and rank for the position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Successful candidates will preferably have 1-3 years teaching experience in a higher education setting, demonstrate effective communication and collaborative skills in a team-oriented environment, and a demonstrate a history of successful time management.

Requirements for PA applicant: 

  • A master’s degree from an ARC-PA accredited program
  • Current NCCPA certification
  • Current license or eligibility for licensing as a physician assistant in the State of Pennsylvania
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience preferred
  • Program evaluation and student assessment experience and demonstrated ability to comply with accreditation standards related to evaluation and assessment

Requirements for Non-PA applicant:

  • MD, DO, PhD or EdD, CRNP
  • Program evaluation and student assessment experience and demonstrated ability to comply with accreditation standards related to evaluation and assessment

Essential Functions:

  • Teach didactic courses in the areas of clinical medicine
  •  Assist with student academic advising
  • Supervise students in didactic courses and activities
  • Identify and coordinate clinical rotations for students
  • Oversee student clinical rotation experiences and call back days
  • Assist with admission, application review and interviews
  • Assist with ARC-PA accreditation activities
  • Maintain licensure and/or certification


To apply please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of references.  Click here to apply (preferred method), or mail application materials to:  Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA  16125.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience.