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Clinical Assistant/ Associate Professor, Principal Faculty, PA Program

Clinical Assistant/ Associate Professor, Principal Faculty, PA Program

Berry College invites applications for its inaugural PA Program principal faculty positions (two positions). This is an exciting opportunity for collaborative and energetic academic-oriented candidates. The principal faculty will be primarily focused on academic activities while ensuring ARC-PA compliance and other duties as assigned by the Program Director. The principal faculty will serve on program committees.

Berry College has initiated the provisional accreditation process with the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and has dedicated adequate resources for building a high-quality program with excellent faculty and facilities. Along with the requisite didactic and clinical instruction of any accredited PA program, Berry aspires to offer distinctive features that broaden the impact our graduates have on local communities once in practice.

To support the PA program, the College is constructing a new health-sciences building with offices and shared classrooms, laboratory, and simulation space. The building will also house Berry's Nursing program and is being designed with future growth in mind.

Our vision is to build a high-quality program firmly anchored in the Berry ethos "not to be ministered unto but to minister." The program at Berry will be geared toward educating PAs with a heart for their patients, including those from medically underserved areas. Along with the requisite didactic and clinical instruction, Berry aspires to offer distinctive features that broaden the impact our graduates have on local communities once in practice. The target date to matriculate the first class is Fall 2025.


  • A 12-month full-time position with academic and administrative responsibilities in support of the program.
  • Strong communication skills -- written and verbal.
  • Relational intelligence in developing strong collaborative relationships with colleagues, leadership, and staff.
  • Proactive problem solver.
  • The principal faculty reports to the Program Director. Academic responsibilities of this position include supporting the Program Director in the following tasks:
  • Curriculum development, assessment/mapping, and revision
  • Participation in programmatic self-assessment, accreditation, and site visits
  • Classroom and laboratory instruction, and assessment
  • Academic and professional advising
  • Student remedial instruction
  • Participation in program admissions
  • Inter-professional education
  • Promote the college and department's mission and values in all work activities.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities for work development in areas related to job duties and/or the mission of the program.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.


  • Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant Program with a minimum of a master's degree or minimum equivalent if a physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Current or Emeritus NCCPA Certification or current board certification if a physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Unrestricted medical License in any state and eligible in Georgia
  • Minimum of 3 years as a practicing clinician/provider with clinical experience


  • Experience in PA education (principal, adjuncts, preceptors, etc.)
  • Knowledge of program organization, administration, program review and analysis, planning, development, ARC-PA Standards, policies, and processes.
  • A doctoral degree in a healthcare-related field is preferred.



Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. Our efforts to instill an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as steadfast today as when our founder coined this motto more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds. To apply, click here.


Berry College is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interviews or workplace accommodations are welcomed. You can reach out to us at, or (706) 233-4062.


Applicants should complete the online application and submit the following: a letter describing the candidate's qualifications, interest in this position, and commitment to the Berry mission; a curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; a statement that addresses how the candidate has maintained efforts to support diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and names and contact information of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin July 1st, 2024, and will continue until the positions are filled. Specific questions may be sent directly to Dr. Victoria Galloway at

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Masters

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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