Academic Director and Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Studies

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Academic Director and Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
Division College of Health Professions
Department Physician Assistant Studies
Vacancy Number F18-067
Work Location Atlanta
Hours per week
Scheduled Hours

The College of Health Professions at Mercer University invites applications for Academic Director and Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies. The College of Health Professions fosters academic and professional excellence in leadership and service through a variety of health science departments: Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Health, Clinical Medical Psychology, and Athletic Training. The Department of Physician Assistant Studies, located in Atlanta, Georgia, includes 10 full-time faculty members and numerous associated faculty and offers the Master of Medical Science degree.

Under direction of the Chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, the Academic Director is responsible for the continued implementation and evaluation of a practice-oriented curriculum; oversight of the didactic phase of the program; student progression; ARC-PA accreditation-related data collection and analysis, program evaluation, and quality improvement. The Academic Director will also hold a faculty rank of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and will be involved in teaching, scholarly activities, and service to the College, University, and community.


Position Qualifications:

NCCPA board certified physician assistant or AMBS- or AOA-approved board certified physician (MD, DO) licensed in Georgia or eligible for state licensure, if licensed elsewhere.

• Master’s degree required; doctoral degree (eg, PhD, EdD, DHS) preferred.

• Minimum of five years of clinical experience is required.

• Minimum three years of experience in an accredited, health professions education program is preferred.

• Active involvement in the PA profession and understanding of key issues in PA education.

Mercer University is a private university with 8,600 students; 1,600 faculty and staff; 12 schools and colleges; major campuses in Macon, Atlanta, and Savannah, Georgia; and three regional academic centers across the state. The Atlanta campus is situated on over 250 wooded acres and is located 12 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should apply online at and attach a cover letter, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Jill Mattingly,

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Job Category Faculty
Post to JobTarget? Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Mercer University's mission is to teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower and to serve. Having read this, how do you see yourself fitting in and contributing to the mission?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. References
Optional Documents