Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Program (non-tenure track)
|Reports To||Troy Bender, Dean of Physician Assistant Studies|
|Close Date||Open Until Filled|
|Classification||Adjunct Faculty, Part-time (0.25 FTE)|
Northwest University is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Medical Director of the Physician Assistant program. The Medical Director serves as a clinical faculty member and will report directly to the Dean of the PA Program. The medical director will be an active participant in the Physician Assistant program and will provide support to the program, ensuring that both the didactic instruction and clinical rotations meet current practice standards as they relate to the PA role in providing patient care.
The medical director must possess a meaningful commitment to Jesus Christ, the church, and the Gospel. We are seeking someone with a winsome, encouraging, and culturally engaged faith.
Application review will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Members of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.
- Participating in the review and development of the program's mission statement.
- Participating in classroom instruction and activities related to the education of the students admitted to the program.
- Evaluating student performance.
- Designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the curriculum.
- Serving as a mentor and resource to all program faculty.
- Actively participating in all ARC-PA accreditation activities that are required.
- Participating in the student admissions process each year.
- Participating in all committees related to the operations within the PA program.
Medical Director Minimum Qualifications:
- Candidate must be a current licensed allopathic or osteopathic physician and maintain this certification.
- Candidate must be board certified by an ABMS or AOA approved specialty board.
- Candidate must have a demonstrated, vibrant evangelical faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University.
- Candidate must have the ability to apply a faith-based worldview to program design, instruction, and advising.
Medical Director Preferred Qualifications:
- Candidate has had previous academic appointments in medical education.
- Candidate is, or has had previous experience, supervising physician assistant providers.
- Candidate has established relationships with area hospitals and local clinics.
- Candidates with previous military experience are encouraged to apply.
Based on national norms for Physical Assistant Programs.
For full consideration, please submit the following:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught (if any)
- A list of three professional references with e-mail and phone contact information
- A statement explaining how the candidate’s Christian faith shapes his or her approach to the field of medicine.
- A brief narrative describing the candidate’s personal Christian faith, practice, and current local church affiliation.
Please email your documents to:
Dean, Physician Assistant Studies
General Application Information
Candidates must adhere to Northwest University’s Evangelical Christian tradition, respect the Northwest University Statement of Faith (Statement of Faith), and agree to advocate nothing contrary to the Bible, this statement of faith, or the stated purposes of Northwest University. Faculty must also adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook. Northwest University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Search procedures will be closed, when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. Applicants are urged to provide sufficient information, so that the application file may be considered complete at the end of the search period.
Northwest University is a Christian coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution, related to the Assemblies of God, offering baccalaureate and master's, and doctoral level education. The sixty-acre campus is located in Kirkland, Washington, just ten miles from downtown Seattle. The campus is an ideal setting for study, recreation, and inspiration and is centrally located and convenient to industry, business, and commercial activities.
We, the people of Northwest University, carry the call of God by continually building a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need.
In addition, all faculty members at Northwest University must subscribe to our Statement of Faith.
Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (regional). The University is endorsed by the Commission on Christian Higher Education of the Assemblies of God and the Association of Christian Schools International. The University holds membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Northwest University's College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Buntain College of Nursing’s baccalaureate degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In addition, the College of Nursing has received approval from the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The University is also approved by the Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington to prepare elementary and secondary education teachers and recommend for certification. It is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Northwest University's doctoral program in counseling psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
The University is approved by the Federal and State Governments for student aid programs and for the training of international students. Selected programs of study are approved by a Washington State Approving Agency for enrollment of those eligible for benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code and by Washington State for training in Vocational Rehabilitation. It is listed in the current bulletin, "Accredited Higher Education Institutions," published by the U.S. Office of Education.