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Director of Didactic Education/Principal Faculty
Drury University is seeking to hire the Director of Didactic Education for the developing Physician Assistant Program slated to begin in the Fall of 2023.  This position offers the opportunity to work from home until January 2023.
The Director of Didactic Education will be student-centered and have a passion for developing a dynamic didactic program.  We are seeking an individual who loves educating students, enjoys the educational process, and works well in a team-oriented environment. 
You will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of the didactic phase of the physician assistant program, and provide effective leadership toward meeting program and student learning outcomes.  As the Director of Didactic Education, you will work to ensure the program‘s didactic phase follows all ARC-PA accreditation standards pertaining to didactic training.
Position will remain open until filled.

Responsibilities will include and are not limited to
  • Creating and developing a dynamic curriculum for the academic year
  • Preparing syllabi consistent with the program mission
  • Directing didactic program delivery which includes creating and maintaining the didactic year schedule
  • Course coordination and classroom teaching
  • Working with faculty to ensure compliance with educational objectives and academic rigor
  • Recruiting and scheduling of adjunct faculty for didactic courses
  • Directing and leading test preparation and examination delivery
  • Advising student academic and professional development
  • Assisting with data collection and analysis to support the ARC-PA self-assessment
  • Assisting in the continuous review and compliance of the ARC-PA accreditation process
  • Serving on committees such as the curriculum committee and academic performance committee
  • Participating in the admissions process
Position: Director of Didactic Education/Principal Faculty
Organization: Drury University
Location: Springfield,  MO 
United States
Posting Start Date: 9/24/2021
Date Posted: 9/24/2021
  • Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant from an ARC-PA accredited program
  • Current NCCPA Certification
  • Eligible for Missouri state licensure as a PA
  • Three (3) years academic experience (preferred)
  • 3 - 5 years clinical experience (required).
  • Experience in PA/medical classroom teaching
  • Experience in PA education administration highly (preferred).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with student and staff populations.
 Clinical practice time is encouraged.
Additional requirements include
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Ability to use current technologies in teaching
  • Strong ability to organize, plan, and multi-task
  • Above average initiative and team skills
  • Strong work ethic
 Interested candidates should submit the following:
  • Cover letter expressing their interest for the position
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Four references who are familiar with you either as a clinician or educational skills.
 About Drury University
Drury University is a mid-sized private institution founded in 1873, located in Springfield, Missouri, and known for its proximity to the Ozark mountains.  
The university is in Springfield, Missouri, a city of 167,000 in the heart of the Ozarks, offering its residents a broad range of cultural and recreational opportunities. The 90-acre campus is centered in Springfield’s largest historic district. Springfield is a vibrant community with a diverse and growing economy with amenities including easy access to outdoor lakes, golf, trails and other recreation, a lively downtown, an active arts community and college and professional sports.
Drury is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Successful candidates will be able to assist the university in advancing its mission and strategic priorities, which includes institution-wide diversity and inclusivenessWomen and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/24/2021
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Drury University
900 N, Benton Avenue

Springfield,  MO 65802
United States
(417) 873-7249
Kathleen Flach