Chapman University, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:Chapman University-Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences-PASNTTSPO2022 [#21004]
Position Title: Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, Non-Tenure Track, Spring 2022
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Irvine, California 82618, United States [map]
Subject Area: Medicine / Medical Science
Appl Deadline:2022/03/07 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/01/26, finished 2022/04/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Chapman University’s graduate program in Physician Assistant Studies seeks applications for a Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will begin in the Spring of 2022.

The PA program is located on the Rinker Health Science campus in Irvine, California. This campus is designed to foster an inter-professional educational environment and to use cutting-edge technology in teaching and practice. The campus features state-of-the-art facilities, including a human cadaver anatomy laboratory, an advanced learning center with innovative technology, a Grand Rounds auditorium with 3D projection capabilities, a simulation lab, multi-sized classrooms, a medical library, and collaborative work centers. The campus is home to several accredited graduate health science professional programs, including Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Doctor of Pharmacy.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment primed for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the University and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is available at The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

Qualifications- Graduate of a fully accredited PA, MD, or DO Program with at least 3 years of clinical practice experience in the U.S. (NPs with applicable clinical and teaching experience will be considered). Eligibility for California licensure as a PA, MD, or DO. PAs must have a master’s degree or higher and current NCCPA certification. Preference will be given to candidates who hold doctoral or other graduate degrees that complement the PA curriculum. Prior faculty experience in PA or medical education, as well as inter-professional education and incorporating technology including simulation into teaching and practice, is strongly preferred. Proficiency in hands-on clinical skills is required.

Responsibilities- Teach/direct didactic and clinical courses as assigned; create course objectives, syllabi, and assessments including practical exams (OSCEs); participate in curriculum development and assessment; and provide clinical skills instruction (e.g. suturing, injections, IV placement, urinary catheter placement, etc.) using simulation equipment. Maintain clinical competency, participate in inter-professional education experiences, and provide assistance to the clinical year team as needed, including site recruitment and maintenance. Participate in the program Admissions process, Student Progress Committee, University and Community service, and ongoing program accreditation, evaluation, assessment, and improvement activities. Serve as Faculty Advisor to PA students as assigned, participate in Student Society activities, and assume other tasks/responsibilities as directed by the Program Director and/or Dean of Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences.

Application Information Candidates should electronically submit:

1) Chapman University Faculty Employment Application (required)

2) Letter of Application (required)

3) Curriculum Vitae (required)

4) Reprints of Publications

5) Samples of Curriculum Development

6) or Other materials that support your application Please address materials to:

Anne Walsh, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Search Committee Chair

c/o Academic Jobs Online at

Inquiries may be directed to Erika Orejola ( Please use “PA Principal Faculty” as the email subject line.

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Chapman University-Crean College MMS PA Studies Program sponsored by Chapman University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2030. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
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Orange, CA 92866