The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
The Physician Assistant Department at Point Loma Nazarene University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position as Director of Didactic Education (DDE) beginning in the Spring of 2020. The Director of Didactic Education serves as a full-time with rank appropriate to the applicant’s experience. Point Loma Nazarene University’s Physician Assistant Program is a developing program with the projected start date of Fall 2021
The Director of Didactic Education will perform tasks as a principal faculty member as well as will work alongside the Program Director to provide exceptional leadership and academic instruction to the faculty and staff in the clinical curriculum of the program. The position will have one day of release time to support involvement in clinical practice or scholarship.
Supporting the PA Program Director in insuring the curriculum meets current practice standards
Assisting with program and curriculum design, development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, review, assessment, and revision
Participating in the assessment and governance of the Department of PA Education
Actively involved with review of the PA program mission and vision statements, goals, and outcomes
Participating in the accreditation process as assigned by the department chair
Teaching in the didactic and clinical phases of the program in areas of expertise
Assisting with grading of patient assessment and clinical skills OSCEs, and other grading as necessary
Supervising the reporting of curriculum and course student data, test and measures, and summative assessment
Developing, coordinating, and assessing the academic schedule and curriculum
Procuring instructional faculty to instruct in the modular curriculum
Overseeing academic faculty in the development and delivery of objective-driven lectures and courses
Managing the Pre-Clinical Comprehensive Evaluation
Advising students and maintaining secure student records
Development and implementation of remediation plans and early intervention plans of action
Maintaining and updating the student handbook
Participating in the continuous program assessment process to include discussions and actions related to program compliance with accreditation standards
Participating in other aspects of program management as directed by the Program Director
Graduate of an accredited physician assistant program
Licensed (or eligible for licensure) in California
Master’s degree required – doctorate preferred
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:
Statement of Personal Faith
Philosophy of Teaching in Christian Higher Education
3 Letters of References (for confidential references, have letters sent to the Department Chair or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unofficial Transcripts for highest degree completed
***The system limits 5 documents to upload. You will need to save multiple documents into one PDF or have additional documents sent to email@example.com***
PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color. PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Internal Number: R0002056
About Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world.
In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.