Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS), Mary Baldwin University, located in Fishersville, VA is seeking an assistant faculty candidate to join the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Program.

Summary of Position:

This position is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track, but promotion eligible position at the rank of assistant professor. The candidate should be comfortable working in a highly interprofessional, collaborative teaching and learning environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching – this will depend upon the applicant’s clinical experience, strengths, desires, and the program’s needs. This will include preparing syllabi, identifying objectives and learning outcomes, and synchronizing material with other faculty and with the ARC-PA Standards. Assist with clinical practice labs, simulation, and small group sessions.
  • Clinical Coordinating Assistant – Roughly one third of job duties will be working closely with the Director of Clinical Education. Assist with clinical site recruitment and placement and occasional site visits (in person and virtual). Help with Objective Standardized Clinical Exam development, administration, and grading.
  • Service to the program and college – this will include advising students, participating in the recruitment and admissions process, serving with PA program community projects, and participating in program self-assessment.

Professional Qualifications:

  • NCCPA-certified physician assistant with a minimum of a master’s degree In Physician Assistant Studies, or a related discipline such as a Certified Nurse Practitioner or physician.
  • Licensed or eligible for license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical practice experience.
  • For Nurse Practitioner and physician applicants – experience in graduate level teaching.
  • Commitment to learner-centered education, innovative educational models, and readiness to participate in interprofessional education opportunities.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Prior didactic teaching experience is welcome but not required.

The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences:

Mary Baldwin University has an historic mission in the liberal arts and sciences and ethos of leadership and service. Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences is made up of professional programs including Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant, Master of Health Administration, RN-BSN completion, and several Doctor of Nursing Practice tracks.   MDCHS emphasizes superior education in a people-centered environment.   Our state-of-the-art health sciences campus is located within the medical corridor of Augusta County and is the flagship building with high-tech classrooms, research spaces, extensive laboratories, and a simulation center. MDCHS has a strong commitment to interprofessional education across the programs. In 2020, the PA program was accredited by ARC-PA for 10-years. We enroll a cohort of 40 students every January with graduation 27 months later. MDCHS is in Fishersville, Virginia, in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. We are 15 minutes from the Shenandoah National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway.

Emphasis on Diversity: Mary Baldwin University seeks and encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education and with academic experience with diverse student bodies. Above all, we seek candidates eager to embrace and empower an ethic of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

To Apply:

Send the following information to Search Committee Chair, at

  • Letter of application addressing qualifications, personal characteristics, and responsibilities
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references (include e-mail addresses)

Timeline: We anticipate reviewing applications 30 days after the initial job posting. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Our goal is to have a start date for this position in January 2022.

Mary Baldwin University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.


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