The Department of Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for a full-time 12-month lecturer (non-tenure eligible) faculty member at rank determined by qualifications, to begin employment at either the Lexington or Morehead campus on January 1, 2023.
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. Primary responsibilities include teaching in the didactic and clinical components of the PA Master’s degree program, participation in program committees, and service activities. The approximate distribution of effort (DOE) range will be 80-85% instruction. It will include committee and service responsibilities within the Department and College and may include opportunities for clinical practice and scholarly activities to support the instructional needs within the remaining DOE. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
· 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
· 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 cover letter, 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/inclusivity.
Candidates should apply online 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, Leslie Woltenberg, Ph.D., College of Health Sciences, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Wethington Building, 900 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, at phone (859) 218-0587 or email, email@example.com.
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 (www.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.