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Principal Faculty

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Position Information

Title Principal Faculty
Location Vallejo, CA
Department TUC Physician Assistant Studies
Position Number 3F9918
Job Description

The Principal Faculty is a member of the Touro University California faculty and more specifically, the College of Education and Health Sciences Joint Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies/Master of Public Health Program. Primary responsibilities include teaching and evaluating students, serving as a student advisor, assisting in curriculum development, and serving as a member of committees essential to the functioning of the Program.

Job Duties

Ongoing Tasks
1. In conjunction with the Program Director and MSPAS/MPH Faculty, participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum that conforms with the Program’s mission, goals, and objectives.
a. Participate in the development and achievement of the philosophy, goals and competency-based instructional objectives of the Program.
b. Assist in identifying core knowledge, skills and attitudes requisite to development of the competencies required for successful completion of board examinations and safe practice at the time of entry to the profession.
c. Participate in the development and implementation of all aspects of the didactic and clinical curriculum.
d. Assist in the creation, development and implementation of terminal goals and learning objectives for each course of study, to include the didactic and clinical phases.
e. Participate in the ongoing Self Study activities.
f. Serve as course coordinator for assigned courses which includes developing, organizing, delivery (teaching) and evaluation of course content and objectives and the guidance and management of adjunct faculty or lecturers involved in those courses
g. Develop and deliver lecture and laboratory material content that meet course objectives.
h. Develop and implement evaluation tools to assess the student’s knowledge of course content as outlined in the course objectives.
i. Serve as a member of Program committees.
j. Participate and attendance in Program related activities and functions such as graduation and white coat ceremonies.
k. Provide remediation as needed for students with sub-standard performance
l. Appraise the program director and other appropriate individuals of any problems related to behavior, academics or professionalism.
2. Participate in scholarly and research activities to professional groups and journals.
3. Participate in faculty development activities and faculty development retreats and seminars.

Periodic Tasks
1. Participate in faculty directed activities to integrate the Program within the University.
a. Attend Faculty Senate meetings
b. Participate in other University committees as directed and needed
2. Participate in the ongoing Self Study activities
3. Participate as a member of the Admissions Committee in the identification and recruitment of qualified applicants and their enrollment as students in the Program in collaboration with the Admissions Office and Program faculty.
4. Assist with the development of short and long range strategic plans
5. Assist with design specifications and improvements to Program resources, supplies, space and equipment
6. Participate in local, state, and national professional organizations to ensure Program excellence and appropriateness of curriculum and instruction
7. Perform site visits and evaluations of students on clinical rotations as requested by the Clinical Curriculum Committee
8. Participate in the identification and recruitment of suitable faculty and staff to be involved in the administrative operations of the Program.

Clinical Practice Responsibilities
Full-time faculty members are encouraged to participate in clinical practice to maintain clinical skills and to ensure quality of teaching. A one-day release time is available to full-time faculty who secure clinical practice. Faculty who practice one day/week are still responsible for the duties and responsibilities listed in their job descriptions. Faculty who do not work clinically are required to be on campus 5 days/week.

Required Qualifications

• Current NCCPA certification, a Master’s degree and eligibility for licensure in the state of California is required.
• A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience and 2 years of teaching experience is preferred. An interest in public health is beneficial.

• Ability to work collaboratively as a team with other Program and University faculty and colleagues is essential.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to address different audiences
• Highly organized, self-starter
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands


Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement

Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

FLSA Exempt
Salary Detail

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00073P
Open Date 06/29/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter