Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Open Rank Faculty Member

March 16, 2023
Priority Deadline to Apply:
October 9, 2023
College of Saint Mary

Position Description

The College of Saint Mary (CSM), in partnership with the executive search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Open Rank Faculty Member. This full-time faculty position reports to the Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) Program Director in the CSM PAS program. Faculty members work collaboratively with other program faculty, the program director, and the medical director to develop the curricular components of both the didactic and clinical instruction phases of the program. Faculty members also participate in advising students and monitoring their progress.


  • Actively participate in curriculum planning and program evaluation.
  • Assist with development of curriculum.
  • Assume course coordination responsibilities for assigned courses to include preparation of syllabi, objectives, lectures, and student examinations.
  • Classroom teaching as assigned utilizing applicable technology.
  • Instruct and supervise students in assigned clinical practice labs.
  • Work with the other core faculty members to complete professionalism evaluations for students each semester.
  • Participate in the admissions process as a member of the admissions committee.
  • Assist with advising, placement, and evaluation of Phase II (clinical) students as necessary and as assigned.
  • Participate in research and scholarly activities as appropriate.
  • Participate in continuing medical education, maintain clinical competency, and maintain national certification.
  • Participate in national and state professional activities and participate in public service activities as appropriate.
  • Represent the PAS program and the College on committees as assigned or elected.
  • Perform other functions appropriate to a faculty member as assigned by the program director.


Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited PA program.
  • Master’s degree in appropriate field, doctoral degree preferred.
  • Current license as a Physician Assistant in the state of Nebraska or eligible for licensure.
  • Current certification as a Physician Assistant by the NCCPA.
  • Minimum of two years of clinical experience, three years is preferred.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Willingness to uphold and support the mission of the college.
  • Previous clinical experience in primary care.
  • Broad knowledge of the profession.
  • Understanding of the legal and regulatory issues of the profession.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities to include verbal and written communication skills.

About The Institution

About the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program:
The mission of the College of Saint Mary Physician Assistant Studies Program is to establish an educational environment fostering academic excellence and leadership and to prepare students to become competent Physician Assistants who possess the knowledge, compassion and clinical skills necessary to provide high quality medical care to all patient populations, including those that are underserved. The PAS degree is a 24-month program that begins in August with a maximum class size of 40 students. The class is selected with a combination of students admitted through CASPA and the CSM Physician Assistant Studies Accelerated Entry Program (PAS-AEP). The PAS Degree is full-time only and begins with didactic instruction in the basic and clinical sciences as applied in medicine. During the clinical phase, students are required to complete eight required rotations in Family Practice (2), Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Behavioral Health, General Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. Students will also complete four elective rotations. Students are trained in a variety of clinical settings to assure that they are well prepared to practice medicine with excellence as a part of the PA-physician team.

About College of Saint Mary:
College of Saint Mary is a Catholic university providing access to education in an environment that calls forth potential and fosters leadership. Consistent with the works, values and aspirations of the Sisters of Mercy, this mission inspires us to excellence, service, dignity, compassion, inclusivity, and integrity. With a student to faculty ratio of 7:1, CSM enrolls approximately 800 total students and offers more than 30 undergraduate and seven graduate programs, including an Occupational Therapy Doctorate, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, among others.

About The Community

About Omaha, Nebraska:
Omaha, the largest city in the state of Nebraska, is both a college town and bustling city, with culture and midwestern charm to spare. It exemplifies the feeling of an intimate small-town setting, while offering big-city amenities for all types of interests. Located on the Missouri River (bordering with Iowa), Omaha has seen tremendous growth in recent years and boasts world class restaurants, live music, shopping, and plenty of access to green spaces. Whether you enjoy museums, live entertainment, walking across the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, or strolling through Omaha’s historically revitalized neighborhoods, there are captivating activities for all. Visitors and residents can take advantage of the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, which is consistently ranked as one of the top five zoos in the world. Despite being ranked by US News as one of the Best Places to Live (28th) and Best Cities to Raise a Family (7th), Omaha has a cost of living that is significantly lower than other comparable metropolitan areas in the United States. To learn more, please see

Application Process

Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to the University’s search consultant:

Danan Tsan, Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy (including information on ways in which your inclusive pedagogy contributes to building and supporting diverse communities)
  4. Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references, including at least one supervisor.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
College of Saint Mary is a Catholic university providing access to education for women in an environment that calls forth potential and fosters leadership. The University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other status or condition protected by applicable laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.