Principal Faculty, Physician Assistant

Buffalo, NY

General Statement of Duties:

The D’Youville College Physician Assistant Department is seeking a team-oriented, motivated and innovative leader for a core faculty position. This is a 12-month position on a tenure track line, Assistant Professor rank. The faculty member for this position will be responsible for developing, reviewing and revising as necessary the mission statement for the program, selecting applicants for admission to the PA program, providing student instruction across the PA curriculum, academic counseling of students, assuring the availability of remedial instruction, designing, implementing, coordinating, evaluating curriculum, and evaluating the program.

Distinguishing Features :

Qualifications:  PA or MD/DO/PhD/EdD.  Physician Assistant candidates must be doctorally prepared in a related field; licensed or licensed eligible in New York State and board certified.  Physician candidates must be licensed or licensed eligible as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in New York State.  All candidates must have a minimum of three years of direct patient care experience.  Qualified candidates must show evidence of good moral character, strong work ethic, flexibility, and ability to collaborate with inter-professional team members.

Examples of Duties (included but not limited to the following):


  • Didactic and graduate level courses
  • Supervision of graduate research projects

Scholarship and Professional Activity

  • Participation in continuing education, presentations, contributions to publications and leadership in professional organizations

Program Service

  • Membership and active participation in all program committees (accreditation, curriculum development, progress, admissions, advisement, etc.)
  • Primary member on student research projects

School Service 

In support of, on behalf of, and in collaboration with the Dean of the School of Health Professions, the candidate will:

  • Create a culture of scholarly pursuit among staff, faculty, and students in the School of Health Professions

College Service 

  • Membership and active participation in various undergraduate and graduate faculty committees (i.e. curriculum, policies, academic council, etc.)
  • Program and college service learning initiatives
  • Other committee membership as necessary

Community Service  

  • Participation in professional organizations, community outreach efforts and civic service groups.