The Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the position of full-time faculty in the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies.
The position of full-time faculty is a 12-month, tenure or non-tenure track, full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. At the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must provide evidence of an established research agenda (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, grant funding, etc.) that meets department and college standards for that rank. We seek candidates with content knowledge in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, physiology, and pathophysiology. A preferred candidate would have experience in teaching pharmacology with clinical implications to include drug metabolism and a minimum of 3 years of clinical or teaching experience.
Specific responsibilities for the Faculty Position also include the following:
- Complete assigned teaching responsibilities for the PA didactic curriculum
- Assist coordination of the academic and professional progress of first year physician assistant students
- Aid in the creation, implementation, evaluation and advancement of the didactic curriculum
- Advise students in the didactic and clinical phases of the curriculum
- Conduct professional development and scholarly activities consistent with the goals of the department,
college, and university
- Participate in the programs admissions process
- Assist with the self-study process for accreditation
- Participate in department, college, and university meetings
- Participate in projects or service conducted by the department, college, and university
- Other duties as assigned
Minimum requirements include a Pharm D., PhD., or an equivalent terminal degree within the candidate’s respective field of study to support the content knowledge required for this position. Tenure track appointments are possible based on the candidate’s level of expertise and research productivity.
Those interested in a tenure track position should submit separate documentation demonstrating highquality research productivity through peer-reviewed publications and grantsmanship, in addition to a statement of research interest.
The University of South Alabama is located in Mobile near the Mobile Bay Estuary and the Alabama Gulf Coast with its beautiful white-sand beaches. USA is a public, doctoral-level institution enrolling approximately 14,000 students in nine colleges and schools. Founded in 1963, the university seeks to establish itself as a premier academic institution in the southeastern United States. With its Colleges of Medicine,Nursing, and Allied Health Professions and two teaching hospitals, it also serves as a health services center for the region. Mobile is the center of a growing, two-county, metropolitan area (~600,000 residents) with a diverse economy.
For more information about the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Alabama, please visit the website: http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/alliedhealth/pa/ Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Each applicant should submit a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests.
Applications and inquiries are directed to:
Erin N. Lunn, PA-C, MHS, Search Committee Chair
Department of Physician Assistant Studies approved 11.29.2021
5721 USA Drive North, HAHN 3124
Mobile, AL 36688