Assistant/Associate Professor - Physician Assistant, Memphis

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN

ID: 7080298
Posted: June 23, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine is accepting applications for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track Assistant/Associate faculty position. Academic rank at time of appointment shall be commensurate with credentials and experience.

The UTHSC Physician Assistant Program admitted their first class in 2014 and is the only public physician assistant program in the state of Tennessee. To date, the program has a > 95% graduation rate and first-time PANCE pass rate.


Didactic instruction and curriculum development
Program assessment
Student advising and mentorship
Participation in admissions process
Scholarly activities
Local and national service
Continued clinical practice and release time provided by the College of Medicine.

Required Qualifications

Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience with a history of precepting PA students or other medical trainees, or one (1) year of clinical experience with additional training in teaching, education, or involvement in an academic medical training program (PA, MD, DO).
A Master’s degree from an accredited physician assistant program.
Current NCCPA certification
Eligibility for Tennessee PA license
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds
Submission of a teaching philosophy, or teaching portfolio with application
Application Process

Qualified individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy or teaching portfolio, professional references, and letter of interest outlining qualifications, credentials, professional interests, and accomplishments that can contribute to the success of the UTHSC PA Program. These materials must be submitted with Taleo applications.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Questions can be directed to:

Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Chair – Faculty Search Committee

Program Director, Associate Professor

The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

Established in 1911, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the state’s flagship academic health university, and is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Memphis, TN. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Memphis campus ( comprises six colleges – Health Professions, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The Memphis Core Teaching Hospitals include: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Methodist Healthcare, Regional One Health, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Memphis VA Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital. UTHSC has a long and rich tradition of accomplishments in basic, clinical, and translational research in a wide variety of disciplines focused on the health issues that impact our community, our region, the state of Tennessee and the world. UTHSC investigators are supported by both government grants and private funding. The Cancer Center Building opened in 2007 and is the Mid-South’s only adult cancer research facility, housing 32 research laboratories and more than 65 scientists. The 140,000-square foot Translational Science Research Building opened in 2016 which currently houses ~ 40 investigators who are focused on cardiovascular and related diseases. In fiscal 2016, UTHSC generated ~$100 million in sponsored programs, including NIH and grants from private foundations. See for more information. The UT system has a combined student enrollment of more than 49,000 students, over 360,000 living alumni, and a total endowment that tops $1 billion.


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