Physician Assistant Department - Principal Faculty Member

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Nov 14, 2023
Full time Physician Assistant

Job Description

D’Youville University Physician Assistant program is seeking a 12 -month clinical or tenure track faculty, at the rank of clinical assistant or assistant professor, respectively.  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 candidate must be a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program, be NCCPA certified and licensed to practice in New York State.  Three years of clinical experience is required; teaching experience strongly preferred.  A master’s degree is required, a doctoral degree is 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 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 didactic, clinical, and/or graduate level courses
  • 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
  • Assist with proficiency testing of clinical year students
  • Conduct board review sessions for clinical year students
  • 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 (accreditation, curriculum development, student progress, admissions, advisement, etc.)
  • 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.

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 andqualifications 

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 D’Youville University:

D’Youville is a private university located on the vibrant west side of Buffalo, preparing students for the 21st Century. The University has a growing community of over 2,600 students in an urban setting, offering more than 50 majors in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies, including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business and liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance inter-and extra-curricular activities, integrating community service with coursework. Excelling at helping students reach their career goals, D’Youville instills character to become change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good.  Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the University after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville to be a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations to give them a better life, which continues today. A school with a long history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background and faith and is a place where traditions can be openly shared and respected.

 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

D’Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. Remaining true to the teachings of our Patroness, St. Marguerite d’Youville, we seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D’Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to change the world.

 About the Buffalo, New York Community:

D’Youville University is less than a mile from Buffalo’s growing downtown and year-round waterfront and harbor-side activities. A city with a deep sense of history and a rich sports and recreation culture, Buffalo is a city to behold. Our own Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood is one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years and new businesses popping up regularly. With miles of bike trails, an extensive parks system (oldest urban park system in the United States) and an abundance of activities and events, New York’s second largest city always provides excitement. Buffalo offers plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and parks. In close proximity to the D’Youville campus is the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Gates Vascular Institute and of course, Kaleida Health’s Buffalo General Medical Center, a 484-bed acute care medical facility.

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