Assistant Professor (Lecturer)/St. George Campus Faculty Job Opening

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)/St. George Campus Faculty

University of Utah

Saint George, Utah
Category: Health Educator

The University of Utah Physician Assistant Program at the University of Utah is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12 month, faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies.

The program’s close affiliation with the University of Utah Health Sciences Center provides faculty an opportunity to become involved in research and development as well as being an environment conducive to educational and technological advancements.

Job Responsibilities:
We seek an experienced physician assistant educator to join our faculty team. The successful applicant will serve as a general faculty member at the expanded campus in St. George, Utah with primary responsibilities within the clinical year. This is a newly created full-time, 12-month faculty position.

The responsibilities of this position will primarily be clinical site development and maintenance in the southern Utah area, preceptor scheduling, affiliation agreements, assessment, and administration of the clinical year curriculum. Additionally, this position has responsibility for orientation visits, clinical site visits for students, and student return visits during the clinical year.

Additionally, the faculty member will participate in student admissions, advising of a small group of students, program evaluation and planning. The candidate will also participate in didactic teaching and assessment of students.

St. George is located in the southwest region of Utah. It is located near beautiful canyons (Zions and Bryce) with many outdoor activities year-round that include hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and other sports.

Required Qualifications:
Applicant must have a master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited academic institution. The following are also requirements:
  • A current NCCPA certification
  • Hold or be eligible for unrestricted Utah State PA licensure
  • A minimum of three years’ clinical experience
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Interest in areas that align with our program mission is strongly preferred
  • An interest in scholarship and professional development
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching and clinical precepting experience.
  • Knowledge of St. George and surrounding area clinical training and practice environment.

To Apply:
The search committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, a complete application and the names and contact information of three personal references.

The online application is available at:

Please contact Jared Spackman, MPAS, PA-C ([email protected]) with any questions regarding this posting.

The University of Utah is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000 students, including over 2000 international students and scholars from over 114 different countries. The University of Utah is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the nation with a particular distinction in medicine, genetics, and engineering.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.