Principal Faculty - Physician Assistant Studies

Job ID 2022-1451
Job Locations
Education Physician Assistant Studies
Budgeted Salary Range
$83,000 (minimum) - $103,500 (midpoint) per year

Location, Job Title, Benefits

Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO has an opening for a

Principal Faculty - Physician Assistant Studies (Full-Time)


To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements.




The posted salary range represents the minimum to the midpoint within RVU’s compensation plan.   RVU’s full compensation structure provides a minimum to a maximum range.  The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.


RVU offers a full benefits package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick and holidays.


RVU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Primary Purpose

Faculty for the department of Physician Assistant Studies’ main role is to deliver curriculum content for the Physician Assistant program. In addition, this position will participate in operations of the program as required by the accrediting body (ARC-PA). 


Essential Job Functions



1. Serve as course director of pre-clinical and/or clinical phase courses as assigned and based on interest; this includes, but is not limited to:

  1. developing curricular content based on a competency-based medical model,
  2. adhering to accreditation standards (ARC-PA), and
  3. ensuring alignment with program mission and goals

2. Develop and deliver lectures, laboratories, and small group interactive sessions through varied delivery methods

3. Develop, implement, and score competency-based assessments

4. Serve as student advisor to assigned PA students




  1. Serve on PA program and University committees according to professional interest and assigned duties.
  2. Attend PA Program faculty meetings, retreats, and accreditation-related events.
  3. Participate in the PA Program’s admissions process.
  4. Participate in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional communities.


  1. Contribute to the Program’s continuous process of self-assessment to ensure quality of the curriculum and program.


  1. Engage in scholarship and faculty development including original research, publications, presentations, and workshop participation.

Marginal Job Functions

Perform other duties as assigned, and supporting the mission of the program and the university.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Current expertise in one or more curriculum content areas of the MPAS degree
  2. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  3. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change
  4. Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and academic systems (e.g. learning management systems such as Canvas, BlackBoard)

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Current license (or eligibility) to practice in Colorado, if a clinician
  2. Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  2. Terminal degree for profession, and related to position (e.g. Master degree for PA, MD/DO for physician;  PhD for scientist)
  3. Experience delivering curriculum content to PA students (clinical or didactic).
  4. Experience using a variety of academic learning systems (Canvas, BlackBoard).
  5. Clinical experience of 3-5 years

Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.


Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete. Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.


Rocky Vista University, on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and students effective July 1, 2021



Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.  The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the University.


  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels;
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.;
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.


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