The Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) in the University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) is seeking a full-time 12-month lecturer (non-tenure eligible) faculty member at rank and salary determined by qualifications and experience, to begin employment at either the Lexington or Morehead campus on July 1, 2022.
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.Ideal applicants for the position will bring a desire to teach and mentor the next generation of Physician Assistants. Responsibilities include teaching in the didactic and clinical components of the PAS Master’s degree program, participation in program committees, and service activities. The position may include opportunities for clinical practice and scholarly activities. The anticipated effort for this position is Instruction 80-85%, Research/Scholarship 0-5%, Service 6-18%, Professional Development 1-2% and will be considered based on an annual agreement.
Required Qualifications:· Graduation from an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant Studies program with a Master’s degree in physician assistant studies or terminal degree as a MD/DO· 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:· Teaching/Instructional experience· Clinical experience· Involvement in service or 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 OR current teaching, community service, mentorship, and/or scholarship have supported the values of diversity and inclusivity. 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: https://www.uky.edu/chs/inclusivityhttps://www.uky.edu/chs/inclusivity.
Candidates should apply online ( https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/388929https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/388929) with a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and other specific requests listed on the employment application website.
Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Somu Chatterjee, MD, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Wethington Building, room 201D, 900 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, at phone (859) 218-3732 or email, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@uky.edu.
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 http://www.uky.eduUniversity's website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package ( http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefitswww.uky.edu/HR/benefits).
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 mailto:email@example.com@uky.edu.
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.