Faculty Positions

The OHSU Physician Assistant Program, located in Portland, Oregon, is a 26-month full-time master's level program, ranked among the top 10 programs in the nation.

Principal Faculty (Assistant Professor)

This position is a 12-month, full-time Principal Faculty position in the Division of Physician Assistant Education.

Function/Duties of Position

In support of the PA Program curriculum, the faculty member will:

  • Participate as a lecturer/small group facilitator /course director throughout the curriculum, teaching in areas of expertise and program need as assigned by the Program Director. 
  • Participate in the ongoing schedule of periodic site visits to evaluate students on clinical rotation and the supervision provided by clinical preceptors.
  • Participate in the grading of student assignments and evaluation of student academic and professional development.

As a member of the faculty of the PA Program:

  • Review and revise as necessary the mission statement, goals, and competencies for the program.
  • Provide student instruction in the academic and clinical phases of the program.
  • Evaluate student performance and assure the availability of remedial instruction.
  • Develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate curriculum.
  • Evaluate the program by participating in the program’s ongoing self-assessment, analysis, and accreditation processes.
  • Provide academic advising support to students throughout the educational program.
  • Participate in the selection of applicants for admission to the PA program.
  • Participate on program committees as assigned by the Program Director, such as the Progress and Promotion Committee, Admissions Selection Committee, Policy Committee, Curriculum Committee and other ad-hoc committees as necessary.
  • Participate in state and national PA organizations as necessary to promote the program and the profession.
  • Represent the PA program through service on committees at the University level as required.
  • Pursue faculty development in activities outside of the program such as clinical practice or scholarly activities agreed upon by the Program Director and the individual.
  • Perform other duties as determined by the Program Director from time to time.
  • Of note, the Principal Faculty must not participate as a health care provider for students in the program, except in an emergency situation.
  • Clinical practice up to 20% of effort if applicable.

Required Qualifications

  • PA/MD/DO from an accredited academic institution.
  • At least 3 years of clinical practice.
  • At least 3 years of prior teaching experience in higher education preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • If a PA, current NCCPA certification.
  • If a PA, Eligibility for licensure in the state of Oregon.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

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