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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor – Principal Faculty New



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University of Missouri-Kansas City

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Position Description

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine seeks candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor for the Master of Medical Science (MMS) Physician Assistant (PA) program. This new position expands the number of teaching faculty.  It is a 12-month, ranked, full time, benefit-eligible, non-tenure track position. Teaching excellence, innovation, and service-learning are the norm through interprofessional and community partnerships at the School of Medicine.  The UMKC PA program is recognized for high quality instruction to a diverse student body, established curriculum, community service, and professional stewardship. This 29-month (7-semester) program admits 20 students per cohort, resulting in a manageable student-to-faculty ratio.

PA faculty members teach with and are supported by other School of Medicine faculty who are experts in their fields of academic medicine and biomedical sciences.  Faculty enjoy benefits such as tuition reduction, career mentorship, scholarly activity support, and a collaborative environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.  UMKC is a comprehensive public teaching and research university with more than 16,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional students representing 49 states, 85+ countries, and broadly diverse identities.

Come to Kansas City!  Big-city excitement meets Midwest charm.  Savor our world-famous barbeque and award-winning restaurants.  Enjoy major league sports, including the KC Chiefs, KC Royals, Sporting KC, and NASCAR.  Explore the fine arts at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, the renowned Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes. Enjoy activities from nightlife and entertainment in the downtown Power and Light District to shopping on the Country Club Plaza and The Garment District and the music scene at the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District.  Family-friendly and excellent school districts. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, Latino, Italian, Irish, German, Native American, Slavic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City, and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection, and innovation, which is showcased across the region.  There is something for everyone in Kansas City.

Responsibilities:  As a member of the principal faculty and per ARC-PA standards, the experienced clinician and educator will work under the direction of the Program Director.  They will work extensively with other program faculty and the medical director to develop, coordinate, and deliver the physician assistant curriculum, with particular focus on supporting students from historically marginalized backgrounds.  The content will be consistent with accreditation standards, the NCCPA blueprint, and the PAEA topic list.  The individual will collaborate with a dedicated faculty to implement an array of teaching and evaluation strategies.  Additional duties include student academic advising, professional development, admission activities, participation in the program’s ongoing self-study, accreditation, assessment, continuous improvement processes, and university service activities. 

Qualifications:  Minimum requirements for this position include graduation from an accredited PA program, hold or working toward a master’s degree, eligibility for Missouri PA licensure, and current NCCCPA certification. 

For consideration, please apply online at UMKC.edu/jobs (Job Opening ID: 38785) Title:  Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor.  You must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your résumé attachments.  Limit document name to 50 characters.  Feel free to direct any questions regarding this opportunity to Eric Johnson, Program Director, at  816-235-1789.

Review of Applications:  Review of application materials will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to UMKC’s mission as an urban-serving institution. UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students, and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace, and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand learn the beauty of calling Kansas City your home. Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion:

 Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

 Equal Employment Opportunity: Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

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