The Principal Faculty is a member of the Touro University California College of Education and Health Sciences Joint Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies/Master of Public Health Program. Primary responsibilities include teaching and evaluating students, serving as a student advisor, assisting in curriculum development, and serving as a member of committees essential to the functioning of the Program.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: are those work assignments which are predominant, regular, and recurring.
1. Actively participates in the processes of:
a) developing, reviewing, and revising as necessary the mission statement for the program,
b) selecting applicants for admission to the PA program,
c) providing student instruction,
d) evaluating student performance,
e) academic counseling of students,
f) assuring the availability of remedial instruction,
g) designing, implementing, coordinating, evaluating curriculum and
h) evaluating the program.
2. In conjunction with the Program Director and MSPAS/MPH Faculty, participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum that conforms with the Program’s mission, goals, and objectives.
a. Participate in the development and achievement of the philosophy, goals, and competency-based instructional objectives of the Program.
b. Assist in identifying core knowledge, skills, and attitudes requisite to development of the competencies required for successful completion of board examinations and safe practice at the time of entry to the profession.
c. Participate in the development and implementation of all aspects of the didactic and clinical curriculum.
d. Assist in the creation, development and implementation of terminal goals and learning objectives for each course of study, to include the didactic and clinical phases.
e. Participate in the ongoing Self Study activities.
f. Serve as course coordinator for assigned courses which includes developing, organizing, delivery (teaching) and evaluation of course content and objectives and the guidance and management of adjunct faculty or lecturers involved in those courses.
g. Develop and deliver lecture and laboratory material content that meet course objectives.
h. Develop and implement evaluation tools to assess the student’s knowledge of course content as outlined in the course objectives.
i. Serve as a member of Program committees.
j. Participate and attend Program related activities and functions such as graduation and white coat ceremonies.
k. Provide remediation as needed for students with sub-standard performance.
l. Appraise the program director and other appropriate individuals of any problems related to behavior, academics, or professionalism.
3. Participate in scholarly and research activities to professional groups and journals.
4. Participate in faculty development activities and faculty development retreats and seminars.
1. Participate in faculty directed activities to integrate the Program within the University.
a. Attend Faculty Senate meetings
b. Participate in other University committees as directed and needed
2. Participate in the ongoing Self Study activities.
3. Participate as a member of the Admissions Committee in the identification and recruitment of qualified applicants and their enrollment as students in the Program in collaboration with the Admissions Office and Program faculty.
4. Assist with the development of short- and long-range strategic plans.
5. Assist with design specifications and improvements to Program resources, supplies, space, and equipment.
6. Participate in local, state, and national professional organizations to ensure Program excellence and appropriateness of curriculum and instruction.
7. Perform site visits and evaluations of students on clinical rotations as requested by the Clinical Curriculum Committee.
8. Participate in the identification and recruitment of suitable faculty and staff to be involved in the administrative operations of the Program.
Clinical Practice Responsibilities
PA/MD/DO/NP faculty will work one day at a local federally qualified health clinic providing mission-oriented care and precepting students on their clinical rotation. A stipend will be provided for faculty who perform these duties. Opportunities at the county exist in urgent care, psychiatry, family medicine, pediatrics, and women’s health. PharmD faculty will have the option for a one-day clinical release to maintain clinical pharmacist practice. Faculty practicing one day/week are still responsible for the duties and responsibilities listed in their job descriptions.
QUALIFICATION(S): is the Education, Training and/or related experience needed by the person to perform the job.
· Master’s degree or higher from a US accredited college or university
· Eligibility for licensure in the state of California as a physician assistant, nurse or advanced nurse practitioner, board-certified physician, or pharmacist
· Current NCCPA certification if a physician assistant
· A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience
· A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience
· An interest in public health
CORE COMPETENCIES: identify the behavior an employee is expected to demonstrate.
· Ability to work collaboratively as a team with other Program and University faculty and colleagues
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to address different audiences
· Highly organized, self-starter
· Ability to maintain strict confidentiality