Assistant Clinical Professor

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Position type: Part-Time 12-Month
Department: 313200 - Meridian Campus
Location: Meridian Campus - Meridian, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The primary responsibility will be teaching and advising students in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

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Area of Specialization:

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Anticipated Appointment Date:

July 1, 2021

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Participate in the continuing development of the program, ARC-PA provision and continuing accreditation processes.
2. Instruct graduate level physician assistant courses during all phases of the program.
3. Advise students and participate in school and university committees.
4. Direct student research.
5. Disseminate scholarly findings through academic publications and presentations at regional and national conferences.
6. Maintain and analyze program data as assigned.
7. Perform other duties as assigned by the program director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an Accredited PA Program.
Experience of 3 to 5 years of as a practicing Physician Assistant.
Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Physician Assistant in Mississippi.
Current NCCPA Certification.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

PhD or MD in relevant field with a focus in Physician Assistant Studies and teaching experience in a Physician Assistant Program above the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
2. Ability to prioritize competing demands and the ability to meet deadlines.
3. Ability to exercise good judgement and discipline.
4. Strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills.
5. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
6. Ability to efficiently and effectively work in a fast - paced environment with multiple responsibilities .
7. Ability to prioritize work load; meet deadlines and foster a willingness to continuously learn and grow professionally to excel at one's highest capacity.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Work is primarily in a classroom setting. Some clinical instruction will be required.
2. Exposure to physical risk and physical effort as expected in a clinical setting.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, and vitae. In addition, an official transcript and certification must be mailed to

Dr. Debra Munsell - Associate Professor and PA Program Director
MSU-Meridian Riley Campus
2214 5th Street
Meridian, MS 39301

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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