Assistant Professor - Physician Assistant Education

Updated: 23 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

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Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to education, research, healthcare and service, is accepting applications for a non-tenure track, 12 month 0.8 FTE assistant professor principal faculty appointment in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program within the Clinical Health Sciences Department.

This principal faculty member will report to the PA Program Director and will actively participate in Phase I (didactic)and Phase II (clinical) coursework and activities, with opportunities for leadership development within the Program. As a full-time university faculty member, the successful candidate will be involved in PA student instruction and advising/counseling, faculty development, scholarly activity, and service to the University, the community and the profession. Ideally, this person will continue work in clinical practice 4-8 hours each week.

As a principal faculty member of the PA Program, the candidate will participate in admissions activities, student remediation, academic/professional progressions, didactic and clinical curricular activities and assessment, and ongoing program assessment. The candidate may also assist with the administration of the clinical phase of the program. The successful candidate will have a professional alignment with the Mission of the University and PA Program, and have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. 



  • NCCPA certification and eligibility for PA licensure in Missouri or Illinois. Exceptional candidates who are Physicians (MD/DOs) or Nurse Practitioners may also be considered. 
  • Master's Degree
  • At least three years of clinical experience


  • Doctoral degree preferred
  • Academic or clinical health-related teaching/scholarship

About the PA Program

The PA Program at Saint Louis University is housed in the Department of Clinical Health Sciences within the Doisy College of Health Sciences. The SLU Program officially began in 1971 and has maintained a rich tradition of providing its students a rigorous education, delivered in the spirit of Cura Personalis. The Program graduated its first cohort of PA students in 1973 and has also maintained continuous ARC-PA accreditation since this time. The Program currently employs 8 full-time faculty members and 3 support staff members.


Nonmedical Primary Appointment 12 mo.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

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