Physician Assistant Department - Assistant Professor Faculty

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Jun 20, 2024
Full time Physician Assistant

Job Description

D’Youville University Physician Assistant program is seeking a 12 -month tenure track principal faculty, at the rank of assistant professor. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching 24 credit hours across the PA curriculum, advising students, serving the program, university and community, and engaging in professional development and scholarship. Top candidates will be sensitive to academic, economic, and cultural needs of students historically underrepresented in health professions. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Distinguishing Features of the Class: The primary responsibilities of the full-time position within the Department of Physician Assistant are teaching graduate-level research courses, evaluation, advising, service and scholarship. The candidate must hold a doctoral degree in health- or social-science related field. Preference given to NCCPA certified Physician Assistants who are licensed to practice in New York State. Three years of professional experience is required; teaching experience strongly preferred. Qualified candidates must show evidence of good moral character, strong work ethic, flexibility, ability to collaborate with inter-professional team members and an interest in working with high-achieving ethnically diverse students. As a principal faculty member performance will be evaluated by the program director in these domains: teaching, service, and scholarship and professional development.

Examples of Duties: Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Responsible to teach graduate level courses in research methods and applied research, and other courses as assigned;
  • Foster an inclusive and collaborative course environment;
  • Develop and implement course assignments and deliver learning activities that permit measurement of course student learning outcomes;
  • Assist with remediation of didactic and clinical year students, with proficiency testing of clinical year students, or conduct board review sessions for clinical year students, as feasible;
  • Offer office hours;
  • Work synergistically with student support programs at the university.

Scholarship and Professional Activity 

  • Participate in continuing education, presentations, contributions to publications and leadership in professional organizations or other demonstration of scholarly work;
  • Engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion training;


  • Participate on program committees (i.e., assessment, curriculum, student progress, admissions);
  • Serve on Faculty Senate or other university level committees (i.e., curriculum, policies), school-wide task forces, standing committees, and/or work-groups
  • Participate in department and university service-learning initiatives and professional development in both the discipline and as an educator
  • Participate in professional organizations, community outreach efforts and civic service groups
  • Participate in recruitment events and other events of the department

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

Providing academic counseling of students as needed; designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating curriculum as needed; evaluating the program; selecting applicants for admission to the PA program; developing, reviewing and revising, program goals and outcomes; identifying new clinical placement sites and conducting clinical site visits as feasible.

Work Remotely - No

Work Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year

Additional Salary Information

Faculty rank will be commensurate with education and qualifications. 

The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimateof the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and associatedresponsibilities, and the experience, education, and training of the selectedcandidate.

About The Institution

D’Youville is a highly regarded private university and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.

Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. All job offers are contingent upon legal authorization to be employed in NYS as determined by NYS DOL. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit


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