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Northwestern College Physician Assistant Faculty in Orange City, Iowa

Physician Assistant Faculty

Northwestern College invites applications for a full-time, professor of practice position in the physician assistant (PA) program. (Part-time applicants will also be considered.) The person hired to the position will join our team of medical providers and educators and will be a primary teaching faculty member in the PA program.

The successful candidate will collaborate with the program faculty in the design, implementation, coordination and evaluation of the curriculum and PA program. Faculty members are responsible for teaching in areas of their expertise and interest, including individual, lab and team-taught courses. These persons will serve as faculty advisers to PA students, perform remedial instruction to PA students as needed, and evaluate student progress and achievement of essential practice skills and competencies. PA faculty select students for the program, perform self-study for accreditation, and evaluate student progress in developing essential skills for PA practice. PA faculty also participate in developing, reviewing and revising the program’s mission statement, goals and competencies as needed.

Required Qualifications: A qualified candidate must be a PA, allopathic physician, or osteopathic physician who is licensed or eligible for licensure (licensure will be required upon hiring). PA candidates must have current NCCPA certification, and physician candidates must have current specialty board certification. Candidates must also demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.

PA candidates with a bachelor’s degree must have 15 or more years in clinical practice since initial board certification, have current board certification and state licensure as a PA, and agree to complete a master’s degree within three years of starting employment with NWC.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with two or more years of clinical experience, those who have experience working with PAs and/or PA students, and those who have experience in teaching and/or research. Additionally, preference will be given to those who possess the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines, and those who have requisite knowledge of computers and technology to perform assigned tasks.

Northwestern College seeks candidates with an authentic Christian faith who are supportive of our Reformed, evangelical and ecumenical identity as stated in our Christian Identity Statement ( , and who embrace the college’s mission ( , Vision for Learning ( and Vision for Diversity ( . We view these statements as complementary and draw from each in fulfilling our calling to be a Christian academic community.

Northwestern is committed to more fully reflecting the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.