Clinical Associate Professor



Job description

Greenville, NC

The selected candidate will be required to participate in a variety of other responsibilities, including: providing academic counseling as a faculty advisor to assigned PA students: participating in committee appointments; participating in the process of selecting potential students for the Program; assisting in the ongoing self-study progress to maintain accreditation; participating in continuing education and professional development programs; contributing to the administration and evaluation of the Program as assigned: and fulfilling other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.

The position will include occasional travel (day trips) within a two-hour radius. The selected candidate will serve as a clinical coordinator and have a didactic role, with opportunities to assist in didactic courses and expectations to lecture and assist in different practical evaluations, lab experience, and simulated patient scenarios throughout the year as his or her workload permits. The selected candidate must display the ability to: communicate effectively; work efficiently and effectively in both an independent setting and as part of a team; and develop working relationships with students, peers, administration, and community.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; work efficiently and effectively in both an independent setting and as part of a team; and develop working relationships with students, peers, administration, and community.
  • A minimum of 3 years clinical experience in patient care as a physician assistant or physician.
  • Completion of an ARC-PA accredited program or its successors or predecessors.
  • A master’s degree or higher in a related field, certification as a physician assistant by the NCCPA.
  • Demonstrated careful attention to detail, high organizational and networking skills, and dedication to being a team player.

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Location (city): Greenville

Position Number: 600042

Organizational Unit Overview:

East Carolina University’s (ECU) Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PADP) welcomes applications for an anticipated full-time, fixed-term position at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or full Clinical Professor, commensurate with qualifications.

The selected candidate will be a clinical coordinator with didactic responsibilities in the curriculum.

The successful candidate will also be an active part of recruiting, student advising, self-study for ongoing accreditation, and other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.

ECU’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies is a 27-month, master-level curriculum and is accredited by the ARC-PA. It is one of eight departments in the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) and is located in a new, state-of-the-art building on the health science campus in Greenville, NC, along with the College of Nursing and the Laupus Medical Library. The College of Allied Health Sciences is the first and largest college of allied health sciences in North Carolina and graduates the most allied health professionals for the state. The College has a strong working relationship with the ECU Brody School of Medicine, ECU College of Nursing, the East Carolina Heart Institute, and the School of Dental Medicine. East Carolina University (29,000 students) is an integral part of Vidant Medical Center, the regional medical center that serves 29 counties.

ECU is located in Greenville, NC, which is the cultural, educational, medical and economic center of Eastern NC. The Greenville/Pitt County area has a population of approximately 175,000. Greenville is an ideal, family-oriented community that caters to outdoor and sports enthusiasts. Greenville is 45 miles from I-95 and just over an hour from the capital city of Raleigh. The Outer Banks, Oriental (the sailing capital of NC) and the Atlantic Ocean are easily accessible for day trips. A few noteworthy features of the area follow:

  • ECU’s nationally recognized arts, theater, and music program offers entertainment opportunities for the entire family
  • Low cost of living, affordable housing, and excellent choice of schools
  • Desirable climate with relatively mild winters and four seasons
  • Division I Conference USA football, basketball, and baseball teams
  • Numerous shopping opportunities, including popular national chains and unique, locally-owned stores
  • 20 parks, including 3 waterfront-a 324-acre nature park and an outdoor amphitheater

How to apply

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of two references (noting contact information)
  • The final candidate will be required to submit original transcript(s) of his/her relevant degree(s) and two original, recent letters of recommendation.

Please submit via online.

Questions are to be directed to Kim Stokes, Search Committee Chair, at

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University: • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; • Develops tomorrow’s leaders to serve and inspire positive change; • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.