1. Full-time
  2. Faculty
  3. Chamberlain University
  4. Chicago

Assistant Professor - Physician Assistant Program


  1. Full-time
  2. Faculty
  3. Chamberlain University


Job description

Company Description

Chamberlain University has a 130-year history and the mission to educate, empower, and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities, and nations. We’re 99,000 strong, with 31,000 students and 68,000 alumni armed with the skills, passion, and determination to make a difference in today’s complex healthcare environment. By living Chamberlain Care®, we’ve built a culture in which colleagues and students thrive and we graduate extraordinary healthcare professionals who transform the health of people worldwide.

Our regionally accredited University is comprised of the College of Nursing and the College of Health Professions. Our College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at 23 campuses and online post-licensure degree programs and certificates including RN to BSN, RN to MSN, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with six Specialty Tracks, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Our College of Health Professions offers online options with a Master of Public Health degree, Public Health Certificate programs, a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Learn more about Chamberlain University, part of Adtalem Global Education, at www.chamberlain.edu.

Job Description

The Physician Assistant - Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching courses for Chamberlain University's Master of Physicians Assistant Program (MPAS).  This position provides the educational focus of teaching (classroom, clinical and other learning environments) as well as committee work in the College of Health Professions.  Service to the College, community, health system, profession and scholarly activities are integral aspects of this position.

In this role, colleagues will: 

  • Take responsibility for program outcomes by implementing the College’s philosophy, curriculum and course objectives through classroom, online, or clinical teaching, and service to college, community, health system and profession.
  • Participate in didactic and clinical curriculum planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Participate as either a “course coordinator” and/or a “team instructor” for courses assigned and assume responsibility for all autonomous aspects of individual teaching loads as well as shared aspects.
  • Provide documented feedback to students on level of performance based on course outcomes.
  • Provide PA student advising and counseling.
  • Provide student remediation within assigned courses.
  • Assist in the management of data bases and evaluation of data associated with the educational program as related to but not limited to:
  1. Students' didactic and clinical performance throughout the program.
  2. Faculty performance and course evaluations (didactic and clinical).
  3. Students’ performance on national exams.
  4. Demographics of applicant pool.
  5. Graduate employment status and practice characteristics of graduates.
  6. Facilities, faculty and resources.
  • Participate in the review and revision of program mission, academic policies and procedures as needed.
  • Participate in the admissions process, including recruitment, application screening and selection of students.
  • Serve as a positive professional role model for students, assisting in their professional/social development.
  • Serve as an informal leader, mentor, and role model for other faculty and staff in the areas of customer service, collaboration, communication, excellence and general professionalism.
  • Mentor new faculty members.
  • Participate in activities of state, regional and national organizations concerned with the profession to promote a positive image of the PA concept within the academic, lay, and professional communities.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the programs and the philosophy of the University.
  • Participate in academic advisement and counseling for an assigned group of students while participating in assessment of potential and real counseling concerns for all students with whom the faculty come into contact.
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of student admission, progression, retention and graduation policies within the University.
  • Provide recommendations to the program leader regarding budgetary needs for the University.
  • Demonstrate significant leadership within the University by accepting or initiating, as part of the workload, responsibility for activities such as:  Chairing or serving on university committees
  • Chairing and/ or serving on work groups that contribute to preparation for accreditation visits.
  • Gathering and analyzing data related to course, curriculum and program review to foster continuous quality improvement.
  • Serving as course coordinator, course lead or Subject Matter Expert (SME) • Documenting actions taken in faculty and committee meetings as appropriate
  • Demonstrate scholarship through the Scholarship of Teaching, Discovery, Application, or Integration congruent with expectations of assigned rank.
  • Demonstrate a practice of scholarly teaching characterized by keeping course materials and content current, applying principles of evidence-based teaching, participating in and welcoming peer review of teaching, and reflection on one’s own teaching.
  • Complete other duties as assigned and comply with all policies and standards.


  • Master's Degree or higher.
  • Two years of full-time teaching experience or three years clinical experience as a physician's assistant.
  • Experientially prepared to teach assigned courses.
  • Maintain current regulatory and practice credentials, when appropriate, based on assignment.
  • Excellent communication skills along with a high level of initiative and prudent judgment.
  • Must meet all compliance requirements as specified in the Faculty Handbook.
  • For those working within the clinical setting, additional compliance requirements are needed, and those requirements are located in the faculty compliance packet.
  • NCCPA certified physician assistant (PA-C).

Additional Information

In support of the pay transparency laws enacted across the country, the expected salary range for this position is between $68,637.22 and $124,230.14. Actual pay will be adjusted based on job-related factors permitted by law, such as experience and training; geographic location; licensure and certifications; market factors; departmental budgets; and responsibility. Our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements. The position qualifies for the below benefits.

Adtalem offers a robust suite of benefits including:


  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • 401k Retirement Program + 6% employer match
  • Participation in Adtalem’s Flexible Time Off (FTO) Policy
  • 12 Paid Holidays

    For more information related to our benefits please visit: https://careers.adtalem.com/benefits.

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.




Equal Opportunity – Minority / Female / Disability / V / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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