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Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor

Kansas City, MO

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University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine

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Position Description

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine seeks candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor for the Master of Medical Science (MMS) Physician Assistant (PA) program.  This is a ranked full time non-tenure track faculty position. Teaching excellence, innovation and service learning are the norm through interprofessional and community partnerships at the School of Medicine. The UMKC PA program is recognized for our quality graduates, established curriculum, community service, and professional stewardship. This 29 month (7 semester) program admits 20 students per cohort, resulting in a manageable student to faculty ratio. Faculty enjoy growth opportunities through tuition reduction, career mentorship and scholarly activity support, and a collaborative environment. UMKC is a comprehensive public teaching and research university with more than 16,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional students representing 49 states, 85+ countries, and broadly diverse identities.

Why Kansas City? Come to Kansas City — where big-city excitement meets Midwest charm. Savor our world-famous barbeque. Enjoy major league sports including the KC Chiefs, KC Royals, Sporting KC and NASCAR. Explore the fine arts at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts and the renowned Nelson-Atkins Museum. Enjoy activities from nightlife and entertainment in the downtown Power and Light District to shopping on the Country Club Plaza and The Garment District, and the music scene at the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. Family friendly and excellent school districts. There is something for everyone in Kansas City.

Responsibilities:  The experienced clinician and educator will work under the direction of the Program Director to coordinate and provide instruction for the physician assistant curriculum. This will include ensuring delivery of content consistent with accreditation standards and the NCCPA blueprint. The individual will collaborate with dedicated faculty to implement an array of teaching and evaluation strategies.  **The role of director of clinical education is an option for interested faculty motivated to take leadership for the clinical curriculum and maintaining professional relationships with clinical sites and preceptors. Additional duties include student academic and professional development advising; participation in student admissions activities; participation in the program’s ongoing self-study, accreditation, assessment, and continuous improvement processes; and involvement in university service activities.

Qualifications:  Minimum requirements for this position include graduation from an accredited PA program, hold or working toward a Master’s degree, eligibility for Missouri PA licensure, and current NCCPA-certification.  Previous teaching experience is desirable.  The candidate should be highly motivated and organized as well as possess excellent communication skills.

For consideration, please apply online at umkc.edu/jobs (Job Opening ID 35231) Title:  Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor. You must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachments.  Limit document name to 50 characters.  Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to Julie Banderas, PharmD, Assistant Dean, 816 235 5249

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encourage. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.


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