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Assistant or Associate Professor in Physician Assistant Studies
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jan. 20, 2023
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Physician Assistant Studies
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 7N660:Physician Assistant Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physician Assistant
The Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS), College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for a full-time 12-month appointment, tenure-eligible faculty member at rank determined by qualifications in the Special Title Series, to begin employment at the Lexington or Morehead campus on July 1, 2023.

We invite you to become part of a supportive community of dynamic and dedicated faculty focused on being national leaders in Physician Assistant studies. Our well-established and nationally respected program offers an entry-level Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies and enrolls 56 students annually on two campuses in Morehead and Lexington, KY. The program is accredited by the ARC-PA. Please explore what our program has to offer by visiting the Department of Physician Assistant Studies website,

Qualified candidates should display evidence of excellence in teaching to meet the program mission in both the didactic and/or clinical components of the PAS curriculum. Participation in scholarly activities is expected and supported, along with university service activities. The approximate allocation of effort will be 55-80% instruction and 10-30% scholarship, with the balance in service and professional development. The successful candidate may also participate in clinical practice (up to 20% of effort) to provide direct evidence-based patient care as a licensed PA-C in a clinical setting.

The College of Health Sciences is a strong department that offers educational pathways prior to and after PA school. Qualified candidates would have the opportunities to teach in our undergraduate program, PA residency program and the CHS Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program, a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional Ph.D. program. Additionally, a PA scholar would have the research support to expand their scholarly footprint.

Required Qualifications:
· Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Studies program with a Master’s degree in PA studies or terminal degree in a related medical field
· If a PA, current national certification as a Physician Assistant and eligibility to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
· Demonstrated multicultural understanding and experience interacting with diverse groups of people

Preferred Qualifications:
· Minimum of three years clinical experience
· Teaching experience in a PA program
· Involvement in service and scholarship relevant to the field of PAS

Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University of Kentucky and the College of Health Sciences are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. By providing training, support, resources and mentoring, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. In your letter of interest, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values. Please also convey the ways in which your work will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity and anti-racism statements:

Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vita, letter of interest, and other specific requests listed on the employment website. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kevin Schuer, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Wethington Building, Room 205, 900 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, at phone (859) 218-0838, or email, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Visit the University's website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package (
As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. Further questions regarding equal employment opportunity (EEO) should be directed to Christa Jennings, HR & Faculty Administrator at

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted. 

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