Clinical Assistant Professor - School of PA Studies - Didactic Phase

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 11, 2023

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida School of Physician Assistant Studies invites applications for a full-time, non-tenured faculty position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. You will serve as a core faculty member with a primary assignment of teaching and administration in the didactic phase, while participating in team based teaching across the curriculum. The UF School of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies is located in Gainesville, Florida and is physically and academically housed within the College of Medicine. The UF School of PA Studies matriculates 60 students per cohort and has a long history of educating outstanding clinicians and leaders in healthcare. We seek a dynamic individual interested in joining an innovative, dedicated, and collaborative team as a core faculty member of the UF School of PA Studies.

You will work closely with all PA faculty, staff and students. You will be involved in teaching and advising our PA students and you will be involved in the planning and delivery of experiential (simulation) learning activities. You will be involved in student assessment, remediation, scholarship, service, and clinical practice. All faculty collaboratively participate in admissions, strategic planning, curriculum development, and continuous review and evaluation of the curriculum in support of accreditation standards.

The City of Gainesville

Gainesville is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties.

The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities.

Our Commitment

The University of Florida College of Medicine is committed to diversity, inclusion, and heath equity through the efforts of actively finding, developing, and including the best talent to support our vision of being “a premier institution focused on promoting health and alleviating human suffering through exceptional education, discovery, innovation and patient-centered health care of the highest quality.”

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in also aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits and training.

Expected Salary:

$110,000 - $115,000

The University of Florida offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including 403(b) and 457 retirement plans, individual and family health insurance including vision and dental, domestic partner benefits, paid leave including parental leave and professional development time.

The School of Physician Assistant Studies is proud to support our faculty in a number of ways, including CME allowance, NCCPA certification maintenance, FL license renewal, and professional memberships.

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree from an ARC-PA accredited PA program (or related medical discipline, i.e., MD or DO)

Current certification by the NCCPA and FL State licensure (or eligibility for licensure)

If applicant is not a current Florida resident, a valid license in the state of current residence is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and a strong interest in delivering an experiential, student-focused curriculum.

Candidates with 3-years or more of experience as a full-time clinician and demonstrated effective teaching experience in the classroom and/or clinical setting.

Doctoral degree is a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application at and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed starting as soon as possible after the posting date.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes