Job #:  1593

Come join the faculty at an established and highly successful School of Physician Assistant Studies (SPA) in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Pacific University is seeking applicants for an extended term track or tenure track, Assistant Professor. SPA is housed within the College of Health Professions of Pacific University and is located in downtown Hillsboro, Oregon. The College of Health Professions is home to schools of audiology, dental hygiene studies, health care administration & leadership, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and professional psychology. Opportunities for interprofessional collaboration are available and encouraged.

Duties include coordinating, teaching and evaluating the effectiveness of assigned courses and modules during the didactic portion of the physician assistant studies curriculum. Evidence of teaching experience is especially needed in topics involving development of critical thinking skills and issues related to diversity and inclusion. Additional duties include preparing lectures and panel presentations, and participating in student evaluations during professional practice and clinical skills seminars; participating in coordination, training and evaluation of students in physical exam, laboratory, simulation, standardized patient interactions and clinical skills; functioning as a small group and simulation facilitator; serving as Academic Advisor to students throughout the program; assisting with ongoing program assessment and data analysis for accreditation; participating as a clinician at a low cost community clinic, community health fairs, interprofessional clinics, and outreach projects supervising PA students; assisting with the recruitment of new students, clinical sites, and medical preceptors; serving on school, college and university committees as assigned; and representing the School to the medical and university community. The ideal candidate will have experience in physician assistant education. We are looking for a candidate who has innovative ideas about fostering student curiosity and learning, advancing student assessment, and interprofessional collaboration. Community outreach, leadership experience in the physician assistant profession, and grant-writing abilities are highly desirable. 


1.                   Certified Physician Assistant; eligible for license in Oregon.

2.                   Master's degree or higher.

3.                   Minimum of three years clinical experience (>5 preferred) as a practicing clinician, actively involved in patient care.  Previous teaching and/or administrative experience is preferred.

4.                   Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

5.                   Evidence of the ability to engage in open, collaborative, and collegial interactions with others.

6.                   Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to motivate students to achieve goals and objectives.

7.                   Advanced ability to use Microsoft® Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint software.

The search begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest and competencies, curriculum vita, and names of three references to Mark Pedemonte, MD, Chair, SPA Academic Faculty Search Committee; School of Physician Assistant Studies at Pacific University; 222 SE 8th Avenue, Suite 551, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123-4218. For more information and to review detailed hiring policies and procedures, go to Materials may also be submitted electronically to:

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified. The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check. If the position is posted on our job board at it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,