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Clinical Affiliate Faculty - Physician Assistant Studies Program

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Position type: FAC - Clinical Affiliate Faculty - One year/12 Month
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Categories: College of Health Professions

Position Title:  Full-time, 12-Month, Affiliate Faculty Position in the Physician Assistant Studies Program at the Traverse City Regional Center.

Summary: Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) Masters in Physician Assistant Studies program (MPAS) welcomes applications for a full-time, Affiliate faculty position at their Traverse City Regional Center location. This full-time Affiliate faculty position will work with members of the Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) faculty, particularly those in Traverse City, to advance the education of PAS students.  This position will require didactic lecture, laboratory, and small group teaching along with clinical course responsibilities.

The GVSU MPAS program is recognized for educating first-class clinicians who are healthcare leaders. We seek a motivated, energetic individual interested in joining a dedicated and collaborative faculty. We are committed to upholding the pillars of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Applicant must be an NCCPA-certified physician assistant with a minimum of a Master’s degree (PA degree focus) or a board-certified (ABMS or AOA) physician. Applicants must be eligible for a Michigan license.
  • Documented record of professional and/or academic achievement.
  • Have at least three (3) years of clinical experience.
  • Demonstrate leadership and motivational skills and the ability to work effectively with others.
  • Possess requisite knowledge of technology used in an academic setting (i.e., Microsoft Office).
  • Possess a strong commitment to the mission and goals of the university, college, and Department/Program.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Doctoral degree in a related field (e.g., DMSc, DHSc, EdD, M.D., D.O., PhD).
  • Two (2) years of academic experience or health-related teaching.
  • Ability to facilitate active learning and integrate educational technology into teaching.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:


  • Provide lectures, labs, and other educational sessions to students as assigned.
  • Develop appropriate teaching materials to include written, audiovisual, computer, and self-instruction materials.
  • Supervise and instruct students in didactic and/or clinical settings.
  • When appropriate, assist with the recruitment of adjunct didactic faculty.
  • Evaluate student didactic and/or clinical performance in accordance with established program learning outcomes, competencies, instructional objectives, and performance standards.
  • Provide academic advising to students to ensure satisfactory progression in achieving PAS program competencies.


  • Assist the Program Director/Department Chair as needed
  • Assist with Departmental/Program evaluation and ongoing self-assessment
  • Participate in the assessment of instructional faculty who serve as adjuncts, independent contractors, supervised clinical practice experience preceptors, and hospital community experience preceptors.
  • Recruit and enlist the support and active participation of instructional faculty to serve as supervised clinical practice experience preceptors (MD, DO, PA, NP, etc.) and clinical sites to deliver the clinical education of PA students.


  • Engage in interdepartmental activities, which promote the interest of the Program.
  • Attend Departmental/Program faculty/staff/committee meetings, as available.
  • Attend and participate in assigned Departmental/Program, school, and university/college committee activities, as available.
  • Attend and participate in Department/Program at university/college and other organizational academic and/or social functions as available.
  • Attend meetings of professional organizations and/or societies, as available.
  • Engage in community educational activities to promote the PA profession, to encourage increased utilization of PAs, and to recruit potential PA students.

Remain current in the practice of medicine.

 Scholarly Activity

  • Promote scholarly inquiry in students as they matriculate in the program.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Department/Division:  Physician Assistant Studies Department

Campus: Traverse City Regional Center

How To Apply:  Apply online at A complete application should include at a minimum:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. References

The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references.  References will not be contacted without notification to applicant and only for finalists. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, please contact the Search Committee Chair, April Adado, at or 616-331-5985 or Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline:  Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 1, 2023, or when the position has been filled.

The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University. Members of the University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University, candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as defined by this policy. In accordance with applicable federal and state law and this policy, acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. This includes inappropriate limitation of, access to, or participation in educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university programs and activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, or lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government. For the purposes of this policy, sex-/gender-based harassment includes sexual misconduct, sexual assault, interpersonal or relationship violence, and stalking. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State).

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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