Assistant Instructor / Instructor / Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
United States

Assistant Instructor / Instructor / Assistant Professor in Osteopathic Medicine

Job no: 638386
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: Pa Medicine 40001090
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Health Care Professional, Health Care Support, Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Professor - Fixed Term

Position Summary

This is a University faculty position with academic rank based upon the appointee’s academic and experiential qualifications. As this faculty member’s duties are primarily instructional, this individual is involved in generating and delivering classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics for which he or she is qualified. The incumbent who serves in this position will also work closely with the Director of Clinical Education to develop, monitor, and sustain supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) necessary to ensure students receive the clinical experiences required to meet program outcomes and accreditation standards.


  • Generate and deliver classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics for which he/she is assigned.
  • Mentor, instruct, and evaluate students within areas of expertise and interest.
  • Oversee classroom activity, assessment, and evaluation of instruction for didactic and clinical year students.
  • Participation in ongoing program evaluation and planning
  • Assist with fulfillment and maintenance of accreditation requirements
  • Participate in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional communities.
  • Participate as a member of program-level committees.
  • Represent the Physician Assistant Program through service on University-level committees.
  • Pursue professional development activities such as clinical practice, scholarly works, or an advanced degree.
  • Help identify clinical sites, secure affiliation agreements, and perform site visits and evaluate students during their clinical year.
  • Orient preceptors and staff members at clinical sites regarding objectives and expectations for supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs).
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in physician assistant studies from an accredited program
  • Current NCCPA Certification
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant clinical experience or 2 years or more in PA or Medical field
  • A valid physician assistant license for the State of Michigan or eligibility to obtain such licensure


  • Doctoral level degree in related field such as public health

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching and curriculum development.
  • Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the public.
  • Familiarity with the use of computers for organization, word processing, and communication.
  • Enthusiastic about working in a collaborative environment.
  • Self-motivated with refined organizational skills.

Required Application Materials

Letter of Interest and CV.  Optional Teaching Philosphy, Research Interests and Research Funding.

Review of Applications Begins On


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Feb 19, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 19, 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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