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Professor of Practice/Coordinator for Physician Assistant Program
Oakland University

Date Posted Jan. 12, 2022
Title Professor of Practice/Coordinator for Physician Assistant Program
University Oakland University
Rochester, MI, United States
Department School of Health Sciences, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Physician Asst Program
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jun. 1, 2022
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Physician Assistant

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all Oakland University students, faculty and staff.

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Science program in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan invites applications for two (2) Professor of Practice positions, to begin June 1, 2022. This is an exceptional growth opportunity to join a genuinely supportive faculty team with excellent resources enjoying a meaningful balance of teaching, practice, service, leadership, and research. Candidates with experience developing relationships with clinical partners for mutual goals are particularly encouraged to apply.

Our ideal candidates are exemplary, ethical, forward thinking, collaborative, and dynamic leaders in medicine, skilled in teaching and the supervision of physician assistant students, who also take pride in leadership and are eager to play Coordinating roles.

Guided by the Program Director: the Academic Coordinator shall work with the Medical Director on administration, evaluation, assessment, and implementation of the program didactic curriculum; the Clinical Coordinator will lead site recruitment, administration, evaluation, assessment, and implementation of clinical experiences; all serving to meet Oakland University and ARC-PA Standards.

Teaching responsibilities shall include lecturing, small group facilitation, mentoring and advising of students. In professional service, faculty members provide distinct energies to our school, university, and communities of practice, including student recruitment and retention activities.

Creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus is a strategic priority for Oakland University. To this end, we are seeking applications from individuals who are interested in and committed to supporting our Diversity Equity and Inclusion institutional values. It is the policy of Oakland University that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, disability, creed, sexual orientation, veteran status or other prohibited factors in employment, admissions, educational programs or activities.

Application Information:
1. Positions begin June 1, 2022.
2. Review of applications will begin February 7, 2022 and will be accepted until the position is filled.
3. We are seeking ARC-PA accreditation. For questions regarding the position, contact the Search Chair, Dr. Lindsay Gietzen at

The School of Health Sciences serves about 2000 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-professional students through the model of advancing community-engaged translational relationships by connecting theory to best practices. Building upon the foundations of the natural and behavioral sciences we are organized departmentally into four themes: Public and Environmental Wellness, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, and Human Movement Science.

The School of Health Sciences offers distinct research support and mentoring through a number of opportunities including: by the University, the Principal Investigator Academy, faculty grants, grant writing workshops and support through the Research Office; and distinctly by the School of Health Sciences, Seed and Sprout Grants. The Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences program provides strong connections to the clinical community, features service engagement, and our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for professional leadership, research, and clinical expertise.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.

Oakland University has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Oakland University anticipates matriculating its first class in October 2023, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the June 2023 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation – Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Requirements include:

1. A minimum of three years’ experience as a physician assistant
2. Master’s degree in PA studies
3. Eligibility for licensure, or licensure, in Michigan as a PA
4. Current NCCPA Certification

To apply, upload:
1. letter of interest outlining experience in clinical practice, teaching, service, leadership. Indicate Coordinator role of interest.
2. one-page teaching philosophy statement
3. curriculum vitae
4. the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. Contact information for references will be requested in the Professional References section of the application and a link provided through which references can submit letters.
5. copy of current physician assistant license
6. academic transcripts (unofficial) for the PA degree and the terminal degree (if applicable)
7. diversity statement that describes your interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

  • Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Dr. Lindsay Gietzen
    School of Health Sciences, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Physician Asst Program
    Oakland University
    433 Meadow Brook Road
    Human Health Building
    Rochester, MI 48309


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