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Physician Assistant Studies Program, Clinical-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Clinical-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Applied Health

Job Title

Physician Assistant Program, Clinical-Track Faculty


MS in Physician Assistant Studies

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Physician Assistant Studies Program at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a 12-month, clinical-track, part-time (.53 FTE) position (#032010) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The start date for the position is as early as December 1, 2023.

The University seeks an innovative part-time faculty member with strong self-initiative solid, organizational skills, interpersonal communication skills, and collaborative work ethic. This position will report directly to the Physician Assistant Program Director and must be team-oriented and possess excellent communication and problem-solving abilities. All faculty members will be responsible for the collaborative efforts in planning, evaluating, and coordinating the development and implementation of the Physician Assistant Studies Program that meets the needs of the State of Tennessee and the profession. Faculty will participate in selecting applicants for admission to the program as well as student instruction, evaluation, academic counseling, and remediation/reassessment efforts. In addition, faculty will participate in the organization, administration, continuous review, and analysis in the ARC-PA accreditation process of the Physician Assistant Program. Part-time faculty will be part of the team for continuously implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the program’s curriculum. The successful candidate will be instrumental in reviewing and revising, as necessary, the mission statement, goals, and competencies of the program. All faculty members must engage in open, collaborative, and collegial interactions with the Physician Assistant Program leadership, faculty, staff, and students.  

Required Education

A master's level physician assistant degree is required.

Required Related Experience

Three (3) years of experience as a physician assistant in a clinical practice setting is required.

Other Desirables

Physician assistant applicants with current NCCPA certification and who hold, or are eligible for licensure in the State of Tennessee will receive special consideration. In addition, those with physician assistant education experience will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy at the time of online application.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Dr. Marie Patterson at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 11/09/2023

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