Faculty Position, School of Physician Assistant Studies

College of Health Sciences

School of Physician Assistant Studies

Faculty Position



The Lenoir-Rhyne University College of Health Sciences seeks applications for a full-time faculty appointment in its School of Physician Assistant Studies, Principal Faculty-Academic Coordinator. Rank and status will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The appointment is based at the Hickory campus and will begin no later than June 1, 2015, in preparation of the initiation of its new Physician Assistant Studies program, slated to start, with appropriate approvals, in January 2016. (Earlier start date for the appointment, if possible, is preferred.)  Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement, campus citizenship, and collaboration with peers.


Qualified applicants must be a Physician Assistant with an appropriate master’s degree and current NCCPA certification and hold a current PA license or be eligible for PA licensure in the state of North Carolina. A terminal academic degree is a plus. The University will consider a physician with current licensure as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in North Carolina and certified by an ABMS- or AOA-approved specialty board.  Preferred individuals will have a minimum of three years of medical experience as well as experience relevant to academic settings with particular emphasis on medical education. Previous work in the development and/or support of physician assistant programs is highly desirable. The University is particularly interested in an individual who has clinical expertise, the ability to manage the educational components of the program, and familiarity with the accreditation process and requirements. Beyond teaching responsibilities in both the clinical and didactic portions of the program’s curriculum, the appointment will contribute to various other program needs, e.g., academic advising, admissions and retention, etc….


To complete the online application, candidates are directed to http://hr.lr.edu/jobs. While completing the application, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae (including the names and addresses of three references), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The University’s mission, vision, values, and common learning goals may be reviewed at: http://www.lr.edu/visitors/mission-and-vision-statements.)  The search committee will begin reviewing applications February 23, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Dr. Katherine Pasour, Search Committee Chair, at katherine.pasour@lr.edu.


Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and over 25 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last six years, the institution now enrolls over 2100 students at its three locales, and it intends to continue managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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