The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) invites resumes for a full-time,
twelve month, tenure track position with benefits. Rank will be determined
based on qualifications and experience.
committed to providing high quality programs in a diverse environment and to
preparing students who will serve and shape the global economy. UMES is a land
grant, historically black institution (HBCU) founded in 1886. UMES is located
in rural Maryland and is one of America’s most beautiful campuses. It is a
growing, primarily residential university with learning, discovery, and
engagement missions. The university recognizes its responsibility for
developing human potential, enriching cultural expression, and sharing its
expertise with individuals, businesses, and educational, governmental and
non-governmental organizations. The learning discovery foci are in accordance
with UMES’ legacy and mission as Maryland’s 1890 Land-Grant Institution. The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
consists of the following departments: Physician, Assistant, Pharmacy, Exercise
Science, Physical Therapy, and Rehabilitation Services.
Physician Assistant Department has maintained its accreditation through the
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.
(ARC-PA) since 2001. The most recent affirmation was September, 2009. In Fall
2013, the Department of Physician Assistant welcomed its inaugural class of
students eligible to receive a Master’s of Health Science degree in Physician
Assistant studies in December, 2015.
Responsibilities: Teach and coordinate didactic courses in Clinical
Medicine, Health Care Delivery, Physical Assessment and Diagnoses, Physiology,
Pathophysiology, Anatomy and Research Methods. Additional responsibilities
include participating in teaching, development, implementation and evaluation
of the curriculum; developing individualized learning objectives and engaging
students to share in their responsibilities for learning; educating and
promoting future PAs by using these methods; participating in recruitment,
admissions, and retention of PA students; providing supervision and academic
counseling to students; providing supervision and academic counseling to
students; serving as a small group facilitator; performing service activities
that advance the program and the profession including assisting in the
recruitment, orientation, and retention of students; participating in clinical
site visits as needed; assessing clinical education for continuous quality
improvement; establishing a personal program of scholarly activity;
collaborating with other faculty; serving on school and university committees;
participating in regional and/or national professional organizations; and
community service that may include clinical obligations of the department. Performs
other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies
required. Doctoral degree in field related to education or health sciences
desired. Minimum of two years of full-time PA clinical practice experience
required. Current NCCPA certification or eligibility for Maryland PA licensure.
Prior experience in PA education/distance education preferred. Candidate must
demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication, time management, and
organizational skills. Ability to work independently and as a team member as
well as commitment to maintaining high professional standards a must. A
commitment to teaching excellence and to encouraging student engagement in the
learning process is required.
will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should
submit a letter of interest (including statements of teaching philosophy,
teaching experience, and scholarly interest) curriculum vitae, and the names,
addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four professional references.
All materials should be submitted to the Department of Human Resources, University
of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD 21853-1299 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
UMES is an EEO/AA employer. The successful applicant must be able
to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in
the United States of America. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.