Instructional Faculty 3493BR Institute of Health Sciences and Technology CHST Physician Assistant Program
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track Faculty Discipline: Physicians Assistant Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 01-Aug-2018
Department/College Description The College of Health Sciences and Technology is the center for both clinically-related and biomedical research-based innovative, flexible programs to meet both present and future needs of the health care system. As a community of dedicated faculty and staff, it is committed to diversity and student centeredness with the intention to deliver high quality education consistent with the mission of the Institute of Health Sciences and RIT. Building on a foundation of liberal arts and basic sciences, students will gain advanced knowledge in theoretical science and practical applications in experiential learning environments. These experiences prepare students to serve humanity as practitioners, scientists, and leaders through their contribution to, and the provision of, high quality patient care, healthcare service, and/or applied translational biomedical research.
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for Most Affordable City' by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the #1 Most Livable Bargain Market (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five Best City for Families.
Detailed Job Description
This is a twelve-month, tenure track position. This PA program faculty position encompasses teaching, scholarship, service, academic advising, and some course coordination within the program.
RESPONSIBILITIES This PA program faculty position encompasses teaching, scholarship, service, academic advising, and some course coordination within the program. Additional responsibilities in this role remain consistent with all in the program. These are described as follows:
Actively participate in classroom teaching and instruction of (undergraduate and graduate) students.
Provide ongoing evaluation and outcome analysis of students, curriculum, remediation, course sequencing, etc. as related to ongoing accreditation and program review. Work with program director in preparation of self study materials and application for ongoing accreditation and program reviews, as applicable.
PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES Maintain current professional certification and New York State licensure (or eligibility). Pursuit of scholarship, through various activities, with a plan for dissemination of work. Scholarship at RIT will encompass five elements:*
Scholarship of discovery: When faculty use their professional expertise to discover knowledge, invent, or create original material. Using this definition, basic research as well as, for example, the creation of innovative computer software, plays or artwork would be considered the scholarship of discovery*.
Scholarship of teaching/pedagogy: When faculty engage in the scholarship of teaching practice through peer-reviewed activities to improve pedagogy. Using this definition, a faculty member who studies and investigates student learning to develop strategies that improve learning has engaged in the scholarship of teaching.*
Scholarship of integration: When faculty use their professional expertise to connect, integrate, and synthesize knowledge. Using this definition, faculty members who take research findings or technological innovations and apply them to other situations would be engaging in the scholarship of integration.*
Scholarship of application: When faculty use their professional expertise to engage in applied research, consultation, technical assistance, policy analysis, program evaluation, or similar activities to solve problems. This definition recognizes that new intellectual understandings arise out of the act of application.*
Scholarship of engagement: When faculty engage in scholarship that combines rigorous academic standards in any of the four other dimensions of scholarship, and is developed in the context of reciprocal and collaborative community partnerships. Community is broadly defined to include audiences external to the campus that are part of an active collaborative process that leads to new understanding and knowledge that contributes to the public good.
*RIT Policies and Procedures Manual, Policy E4.
Participate in local, regional, and/or national professional organizations and attend meetings when possible. Maintain current clinical expertise by practicing, or gaining clinical exposure, in a local hospital, clinic, or private practice, when applicable and contingent on negotiation with Program Director and Dean. Serve as a liaison to the local PA and medical communities. Provide formal academic advisement and documentation to a designated group of PA students.
PROGRAM, COLLEGE & INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE
Participate in PA program meetings, recruitment, admission, and graduation events.
Participate in ongoing continuous assessment and other program accreditation work and site visits, when applicable.
Participate in committee assignments, at the College of Health Sciences and Technology and Institute level (when applicable).
Voluntary community activities are strongly encouraged by the College of Health Sciences and Technology and Institute.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Experience in clinical and/or didactic medical education
Certified graduate of an accredited program in Physician Assistant or possess a MD or DO degree.
Current professional certification and New York State licensure (or eligibility).
Three years of professional (clinical) experience.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level Masters-Other
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments: -Statement of teaching philosophy -The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references -Statement of Diversity contribution - Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.
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THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cul...tural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”