Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is a place of distinction, serving as the nation’s leading academic medical center for vulnerable populations. It’s also a place for passionate individuals looking to join a dedicated community working today to help prepare tomorrow’s leaders.

The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Physician Assistant Program educates aspiring physician assistants to be forward-thinking, community-minded citizens who will lead the way in solving our nation’s and the world’s most challenging health care challenges. The learner-centered educational model fosters inclusion, discovery, and innovation to help lead in the creation and advancement of health equity. The MSM Physician Assistant Program invites applications for the Principal Faculty Position.

Position Summary:

We exist to:
– Improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities;
– Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce;
– Address primary health care through programs in education, research and service;
With emphasis on people of color and the under-served urban and rural populations in Georgia, the nation and the world.

At Morehouse School of Medicine, we’re leading the creation and advancement of health equity. You will find a fulfilling career at MSM!

Posting Number: ACAD419

Position Type: Faculty

Number of vacancies
Open Recruitment

Commensurate with experience

Department: Physician Assistant Studies

Position Summary

Position Summary:

This full-time position will work closely with the Program Director and Academic and Clinical Coordinators to develop and deliver content for courses within the didactic and clinical curricula. Duties include teaching, scholarship, academic advising, service and professional activities. Principal faculty also serve on admissions, curriculum, and student progress committees and aid in student assessment and ongoing program evaluation. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the MSM Mission. This is a non-tenure track position, eligible for multi-year appointment. Principal Faculty will operate within the MSM framework of lifelong learning through innovative teaching, learner-centered curricula, collaborative scholarship, and clinical excellence.


1. Serve as course director and instructor for the didactic, clinical, and Board Review courses.

2. Participate as a lecturer/small group facilitator throughout the curriculum, teaching in areas of expertise and program need (Physical Diagnosis, Clinical Medicine Tutorials, etc.).

3. Grade student assignments and evaluate student academic and professional development.

4. Support other PA faculty in other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.

5. Assist in the recruitment, evaluation and maintenance of quality clinical rotation sites, the faculty development of volunteer clinical preceptors, and the assignment and scheduling of clinical year rotations and electives.

6. Participate in ongoing schedule of periodic site visits to evaluate students on clinical rotation and to evaluate clinical sites and the supervision provided by clinical preceptors.

7. Assist program director and/or his/her designee with curriculum development and ongoing program progress.

8. Assist in the admission, remediation, and retention of physician assistant students during the didactic and clinical educational training.

9. Serve on committees and subcommittees related to education and curriculum and serve as a resource to other committees as necessary.

10. Participate in the ARC-PA application, self-study, and site visits activities necessary in acquiring provisional and continuing program accreditation. Assist program director and/or his/her designee with accreditation documentation and problem-solving activities related to the didactic and clinical curriculum.

11. Support educational research and scholarship to foster a learning community of educator-scholars who will ensure educational excellence for all physician assistant students.

12. Performs other duties as assigned by the program director and or his/her designee.

13. Represent the PA Program within the MSM community and statewide medical community.

14. Participate in national, regional and state PA professional organizations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

– Demonstrate leadership and management abilities

– Strong interpersonal skills.

– Commitment to social justice and values-driven curricula.

– Strong verbal/written communication skills.

– Ability to collect and manage data to track performance outcomes to ensure

comparable educational experiences.

– Strong collaboration, team building, and conflict resolution skills.

– Strategically prioritize resources necessary for program support.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program.

2. Master’s degree or higher. (doctorate preferred)

3. Current NCCPA certification and eligible for licensure in Georgia.

4. Demonstrated commitment to MSM’s Mission to lead the creation and advancement

of health equity.

5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in complex

interdisciplinary and interprofessional settings.

6. Demonstrated ability to engage, support and lead diverse groups.

7. Minimum 2 years of experience in clinical or classroom experience.

8. Minimum 3 years of experience as a physician assistant.

9. Expertise in pedagogy, learning and assessment, and demonstrated

knowledge of and commitment to current trends in physician assistant


10. Demonstrated success in working with faculty, administrators, students and staff

within a higher education learning community.

11. Passion for and commitment to physician assistant education for purposes of

optimizing patient outcomes.

Non-PA Faculty Candidates:

In lieu of PA teaching experience and the required PA certification, candidates must demonstrate at least 2 years of clinical or classroom teaching in the specified field of study.

Open Until Filled: No

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Immunization Requirements

It is MSM’s Immunization policy that all Prospective Employees are required to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment. If employment will commence during Flu Season, MSM requires all individuals to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless granted an exemption. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain an exemption from MSM will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to furthering the diversification of its workforce. MSM seeks to attract and recruit the highest quality candidates in the job market and is firmly committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.