Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator, Physician Assistant Program

  • Gannon University
  • Erie, PA
  • Apr 22, 2021
Full time Physician Assistant

Job Description

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The Gannon University Physician Assistant Department located at the Erie, Pennsylvania campus seeks a full-time faculty member. The appointment for this 12-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Assistant Teaching Professor begins July 1, 2021. Gannon seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Gannon University faculty work collaboratively with colleagues, deliver instruction, advise students, engage in scholarship, and participate in service. The Physician Assistant Program at the Erie, Pennsylvania campus has a longstanding history of educating outstanding physician assistants who impact patients' lives every day. Established more than 40 years ago, the Physician Assistant Program is committed to health, education, advocacy, and leadership.

The successful candidate will teach 24-27 credits in the academic year, depending upon appointment, and work closely with the Department Chairperson to perform necessary operations for the optimal function of the program. The responsibilities will include involvement in the development of student clinical experiences, program curriculum and assessments, program accreditation, and preparing motivated students intellectually, professionally, and personally.

Requirements include an earned terminal degree (e.g. MS, MPAS, MSPAS), current NCCPA certification (if applicable) or other appropriate board certification, and appropriate clinical experience; candidates are required to have or be eligible for PA, MD, or DO licensure in Pennsylvania. Additional requirements include effective interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, and an ability to be an effective team member. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University's inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions. A doctorate degree and/or prior teaching or clinical preceptor experience is preferred.

Gannon University is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie. Erie is a regional tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are located within a two-hour drive from campus. The Physician Assistant Department at our Erie, Pennsylvania campus is housed within the School of Medical Sciences in the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences. Learn more about the college on our website.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references with application to Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Gannon University visit

Employment Status: Full-Time

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