Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (Bronx, NY Campus)

  • Mercy College
  • Bronx, NY
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Physician Assistant

Job Description


Position Number: F00328

Job Posting Summary

The School of Health and Natural Sciences at Mercy College seeks an experienced, energetic educator to join our dynamic team of faculty and staff in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies located on the Bronx Campus. Mercy College is seeking candidates for a full-time, multiple year track assistant professor position in the Physician Assistant Studies Program. The PA Program is seeking a knowledgeable, experienced, and collaborative applicant to be part of a diverse team of PA educators. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with program leadership, faculty, and staff to promote the successful education of future physician assistants. The successful applicant will carry a full faculty workload and be responsible for teaching assignments as determined by the program director. All faculty are responsible for curriculum development, delivery, and evaluation in both didactic and clinical components of the program, student advising, developing collaborative opportunities with community partners, and contributing to interprofessional education within the School and College. Faculty are expected to assist other faculty in the evaluation of student performance on clinical examinations and lab practicals and other assessments when needed. Faculty play a prominent role in the program's ongoing self-study process. All faculty participate in the program's admissions process and assist with other responsibilities as determined by program leadership. Faculty are encouraged to engage in service to the Mercy community and are expected to serve on College, School and Program committees and participate in scholarly activities. Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities. Candidates with teaching experience should be familiar with the innovative use of technology in the classroom. Candidates must have a commitment to working in a multicultural setting. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications


Mercy College is a dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Our institution is an independent, coeducational college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College's efforts in these programs have been recognized over the last several years. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Mercy College, has been honored by being ranked nationally among the top Colleges in the country for Hispanics by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

Mercy College was further recognized by HACU as a national leader in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics in several disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology and Business. Additionally, to support our diverse student body, Mercy College has pursued and been awarded a number of federal grants which enable us to better develop and deliver services to our students. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Mercy College is proud to be recognized as an institution which helps under-served students to achieve their educational aspirations. Westchester Magazine has also named Mercy College the Best College in Westchester county in 2019 and 2020.The vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. Enrollment, including full-time and part-time undergraduates and graduates is approximately 10,557; The College offers campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan as well as online offerings.

At Mercy College, we strive to provide employees and their families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts, flexible spending, and much more.


Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world.

Experience and/or Skills Required

Excellent administrative and organizational skills; exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability to work effectively as a member of a dynamic, diverse team in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment.

Prior teaching experience in a Physician Assistant Program or medical school. Innovative use of educational technology and familiarity with online educational delivery tools such as Blackboard.

Experience as a clinically practicing PA or physician required. Minimum of 5 years preferred.

For applicants that are physician assistants, current NCCPA certification, and licensure or eligibility for Physician Assistant licensure in New York State.

Additional Master's degree or Doctorate Degree in an area related to requirements of the position. Experience in teaching, research, inter-professional education and incorporating technology into teaching and professional practice is highly desirable and preferred. Consideration may be given to non-clinicians who possess a minimum of a doctoral degree and have extensive experience in health education and medicine.

Education Required or Min Education Required

Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies or Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies in progress. A Master's degree or PhD in a related field or an MD will also be considered.

Candidates that are physician assistants must have a Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an accredited PA Program or a Master's degree in progress, current NCCPA certification, and licensure or eligibility for Physician Assistant licensure in New York State.

Preference will be given to those applicants who are physician assistants with a completed Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies and those applicants with a Master's degree in progress who also possess extensive clinical experience.

Posting Number: F00159P

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