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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Family Medicine, Principal Faculty PA Program

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Family Medicine, Principal Faculty PA Program
Department Family & Community Med-RNO
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade 0(II)-0(IV)
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program, located in Reno, Nevada, is seeking an individual interested in joining a fast-paced, highly motivated, energetic, and passionate team as a member of the Principal Faculty. This is a 12-month faculty (non-tenure) position in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. As a principal faculty member, this position has a unique opportunity to participate in building a clinical and academic experience for a developing program with the support of the Program Director and program staff and faculty, the School of Medicine, and engaged community partners. A desirable candidate ideally has a background in physician assistant education, current knowledge of ARC-PA standards and accreditation, and clinical work experience. The successful candidate will be a core member of the teaching faculty, student advisor and evaluator, and will participate in the program development, accreditation process, and ongoing review, analysis, and evaluation of the program. The successful candidate will perform clinical service for 20% FTE, and will additionally engage in scholarly, service, and other professional activities both within the School of Medicine and University as well as outside the organization.

The program is seeking candidates with demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to motivate students, and a willingness to accept the challenge of developing new initiatives. The Principal Faculty member must support the program’s mission and adhere to the required ARC-PA accreditation process through its defined standards. The Principal Faculty position reports to the Program Director and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- As a principal faculty member, have a leadership role in preparing the program for provisional accreditation, continuous development, review, planning, outcomes evaluation, and overall effectiveness of the PA program;
- Directing, coordinating and teaching courses; includes preparation of lectures/presentations and relevant student assessments;
- Participating in student advising and remediation of students’ academic needs;
- Participating in the recruitment of new program faculty;
- Service on program teams and committees;
- Assisting the Program Director and Principal Faculty in the administration and evaluation of the program;
- One day per week clinical service in the School of Medicine;
- Other activities to support and enhance the program’s success;
For nearly 50 years the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has trained physicians who are leading the way to ‘A Healthy Nevada,’ nation and world. Community-based and research-intensive, UNR Med was founded upon a three-part mission of education, research and service and is committed to the values of compassion, diversity, excellence, integrity, respect, safety, service and stewardship. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is an inclusive and engaged community. We recognize that diverse faculty and leaders add value to the educational experience and promote excellence in our teaching, patient care, and research missions. We seek applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences who can contribute towards our mission, and uphold our core values.
Our mission has guided our growth in graduating the next generation of primary and specialty care physicians and medical researchers, while maintaining personalized instruction. We are building new residencies to train medical specialists, and expanding technologically-advanced infrastructure to keep pace with our world-class research to meet the needs of students, patients and researchers. The School of Medicine has a statewide outreach with a local touch providing patient care, health services and training physicians in Reno, Nevada and in the state’s rural communities. We seek to create an environment that serves all who enter our doors, from the physicians who teach our learners, to our employees and patients, whose health we seek to improve. For more information on the University and the School of Medicine, please go to
The University of Nevada offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision and a very generous 14.5% matching retirement plan. Furthermore, the state of Nevada has no state income tax and a very reasonable cost of living. Please go to for more information.
Reno/Tahoe is located just 3 ½ hour drive from San Francisco, and 1 ½ hours from the Sacramento area. Reno/Tahoe area is one of the country’s outdoor meccas with mild weather, four seasons and over 300 days of sunshine per year. Within less than an hour drive you will find several famous winter sports resorts (such as Squaw Valley, the host of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games) and hundreds of mountain biking and hiking trails (including the 165-mile Lake Tahoe Rim Trail).

For more information on Reno/Tahoe, please visit:

Required Qualifications

- NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant, licensed or eligible for licensing in Nevada
- Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program
- Minimum of 3 years clinical practice experience
- Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications

- 5 or more years experience in clinical practice as a Physician Assistant
- Experience as a faculty member of a Physician Assistant Program

Contact Information for this Position

Brian Lauf, PA-C
Founding Program Director

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 05/08/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Search Number 72576
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
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  3. Resume/CV
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