Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies



Job description

Hickory, NC

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s School of Physician Assistant Studies seeks applications for a Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor. The position is a full-time, 12-month, term position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning June 1, 2019. As a member of the principal faculty, the Director of Clinical Education must be a Physician Assistant with an appropriate master’s degree and current NCCPA certification and hold a current PA license or be eligible for PA licensure in the state of North Carolina with previous teaching and clinical experience.

The Director of Clinical Education must also have:

  • A minimum of three years of clinical experience
  • Experience relevant to educational settings with particular emphasis on clinical education
  • Previous work in the development and/or support of physician assistant programs
  • A commitment to collaborative work
  • The ability to manage the clinical educational components of the program and the clinical education team
  • Familiarity with the accreditation process and requirements
  • Excellent oral, written and organizational skills

The appointment is based at the University’s Hickory, NC campus. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, administrative vision and leadership, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement, and campus citizenship.

Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with 53 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, LR enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students and has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth. Additionally, LR awards more than $22 million in merit scholarships, and nearly 99 percent of our students are awarded financial aid. LR’s main campus is located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town with a population of over 40,000, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also located in Columbia. The LR community strives to support an inclusive campus that promotes a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment. LR students have the opportunity to participate in more than 70 clubs and student organizations designed to develop a sense of self-worth, responsibility, and accountability and to engage students in active service to the world. Known as the Bears, the University’s athletic teams have been a longstanding source of pride and a vital part of student life. LR’s NCAA Division II athletic program includes 22 intercollegiate athletic teams, 11 for men and 11 for women, which compete in the South Atlantic Conference. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds.

It is an EOA/AA employer under all applicable civil rights law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To review the job description and complete the online application process (required), candidates are directed to:

While completing the application process, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae (including the names and addresses of three references), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The University’s mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed at: The search will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Dr. Richard Ball, Chair-School of Physician Assistant Studies ( or Dr. Michael McGee, Dean-College of Health Sciences (