Associate Director for Clinical Education – FACULTY Full-Time


Website Charleston Southern University

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Charleston Southern University is seeking a qualified candidate who will participate in clinical instruction and assessment, admissions, advising, and evaluation of the program.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of three years’ experience as a practicing PA/MD/DO and will have experience in higher education. This is a 12-month full-time position, which reports to the Director of Clinical Education (DCE).


Oversee assessment of the clinical phase of the program, including End of Rotation (EOR) exams, rotation assignments, and elective presentations. Plan, and document the remediation efforts of the clinical year, including EOR exams and preparations for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). Perform student exam analysis and data tracking to identify internal benchmarks for student success. Support and collaborate with DCE for all Call Back Day and clinical year responsibilities. Participate in ongoing clinical site development planning to ensure the program has adequate clinical sites. Conduct site visits and communicate with preceptors as needed in collaboration with the DCE. Serve as course director and primary instructor for the Graduate Project I and II course series. Oversee the Master’s Thesis Project and the Summative Evaluation, which are part of the Graduate Project II course. Review and revise the mission statement, goals, and competencies for the program as necessary. Provide student instruction in the didactic phase of the program on an as-needed basis. Develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate curriculum. Evaluate the program by participating in the program’s ongoing self-assessment, analysis, and accreditation processes. Participate in the recruitment of and selection of applicants for admission to the PA program. Participate in academic advising of students. Participate on program committees as assigned by the Program Director, such as the Academic and Professionalism Progress Committee, Admissions Committee, Policy Committee, Curriculum Committee, and other ad-hoc committees as necessary. Participate in state and national PA organizations as necessary to promote the program and the profession. Represent the PA program through service on committees at the University level as required. Pursue faculty development in activities outside the program, such as clinical practice or scholarly activities agreed upon by the Program Director and the individual. Perform other duties as determined by the DCE and Program Director. Of note, principal faculty must not participate as health care providers for students in the program, except in an emergency situation.


PA with a Master’s degree or higher from an accredited academic institution.

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