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Principal Faculty

Fort Smith, AR


Hiring Company

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

Positions Available

Full Time

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Position Description

PA Principal Faculty The PA Principal Faculty member strives to deliver excellent instruction that benefits students and the curriculum. PA principal faculty provide lesson planning, curriculum development, course evaluation, and delivery of instructional activities in support of varied program activities. The PA principal faculty member is expected to participate in producing and delivering excellent content related to course syllabi to ensure fair and accurate evaluation of student performance, including data-collection and other activities in support of the ACHE mission. The PA principal faculty member is expected to promote diversity, deliver student-centered instruction and remediation, and provide overall support for the student’s well-being. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS. Support planning, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of the curriculum.  Collect and review grades for accuracy initiating timely corrective actions when needed.  Deliver instructional and remedial assignments as assigned.  Participate in scheduling, coordinating, and implementing course syllabi.  Comply with policies and expectations found in the program and curriculum.  Participate in faculty evaluation and instructional quality improvement.  Participate in actions related to Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities.  Participate in advisement, recruitment, evaluation, and selection of program applicants.  Attend assigned state and national professional meetings for faculty development.  Provide timely accreditation reports as requested.  Complete other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in area of terminal degree
  • Unrestricted state-licensure, equivalent certification, or appropriate credential equivalent
  • PA faculty will hold National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification or equivalent
  • Experience relevant to educational function and/or related experience
  • Excellent evidence of continuous professional development and teaching
  • Excellent evidence relating to organizational and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Regionally accredited doctorate in education, research, or medical-related field
  • Prior experience working in a healthcare or health-related setting
  • Prior experience instructing at a higher education program or setting
  • Knowledge or experience relating to healthcare systems

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  High-energy, versatile, self-directed.  Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.  Displayed professionalism in all communications and interactions.  Ability to prioritize and organize numerous and varied assignments.  Demonstrated proficiency in using computer skills, i.e., Microsoft Office.

ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES ESSENTIAL TO THE FUNCTION OF THE JOB.  Communication and Comprehension.  ACHE is in full compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the college.  Ability to orally communicate effectively with others with strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation.  Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels.  Ability to understand oral and written information, using the English language, and organize thoughts and ideas into effective forms of communication.  Ability to make decisions which range from moderate to a significant impact on the immediate work environment, as well as outside contributors.  Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of ACHE to a variety of business and community customers and associates.  Strong organizational skills.  Problem Solving.  Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.  Expertise in negotiation.  Physical and Sensory Abilities.  May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.  May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.  May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.  May require significant travel or work away from campus.  Requires attendance at events representing ACHE both within as well as outside of the college setting.  Frequently required to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations.  Frequently required to see for purposes of reading matter.  Frequently required to hear and understand speech at normal levels.  Occasionally required to lift items in a normal office environment.  Frequently required to operate office and presentation equipment.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, Vice President of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291.

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is an equal opportunity employer.

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