Director of Clinical Education, PA program

Northwestern College invites applications for a full-time director of clinical education position in the developing physician assistant (PA) program, to begin when available. The person hired for the position will have the option to be tenure-track or professor of practice. The candidate must be a PA, allopathic physician or osteopathic physician who is licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Iowa (licensure will be required upon hiring). PA candidates must have current NCCPA certification and physician candidates must have current specialty board certification.

The successful candidate will work with the program director and faculty to develop, implement and assess the clinical curriculum for the PA program. This person will be responsible for the coordination of student clinical clerkships and will assist in evaluation of student progress during their clinical education. Additionally, this individual will work with the PA faculty team to select students for the program, perform self-study for accreditation, network on behalf of the program, and provide instruction to didactic students through classroom and lab instruction. Preference will be given to candidates with strong community and state connections to medical organizations and providers. Candidates must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with PA students. 

The candidate will exhibit a love of Christ and an embrace of the Gospel, and support the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We seek faculty invested in teaching, scholarship and the pursuit of excellence in the Christian liberal arts.  Accordingly, Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a letter of interest in which you describe (1) your teaching experience; (2) your scholarly trajectory; and (3) how the following statements would inform and shape your teaching and scholarship: our Statement of Christian IdentityVision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Candidates should also send a curriculum vita and complete the online application found below. 

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Mark Husbands, VPAA, and sent to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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