Director of Didactic Education, Master of Physician Assistant Studies


The Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Emory & Henry College invites applications to fill a principal faculty position in its Masters of Physician Assistant Studies Program. This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment with an administrative role as the Director of Didactic Education. The department provides a student-centric program with an emphasis on team-based learning, experiential activities, and a mission to improve access to high-quality, patient-centered, evidence-based medical care in rural and underserved areas. The department is specifically looking for applicants who are PAs, although Physicians are also encouraged to apply.



With a mission to train the next and future generations of advanced practice providers of the highest caliber and devotion, we take our lead from the historic motto of Emory & Henry College to “Increase in Excellence,” assisting our students to lead lives of service, pursue and obtain productive careers, and participate wholeheartedly in global citizenship. It is our equally important mission to bring back the heart in medical practice, to infuse compassion, mindfulness, and cultural humility, and to train our students to become well-rounded practitioners who are able to meet their patients’ needs at pursuing lives of greater meaning and contentment. Additional information about the Physician Assistant Studies program can be found at academics/physician-assistant-studies/.


This principal faculty position will be responsible for the following as they relate to the Physician Assistant Program:

  • Assist Department Chair/Director and other Principal Faculty in program development processes

  • Provide student instruction and academic counseling for students

  • Assist the Director of Clinical Education in clinical-phase courses/activities

  • Assist in overseeing students in both didactic and clinical phases of the 27-month program

  • Evaluate student performance, curriculum and program outcomes

  • Participate in student admission processes

  • Participate in the program’s continuous self-assessment processes

  • Participate as a volunteer provider in the Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College

  • Serve on program, departmental, school and college committees as needed



If a Physician Assistant, candidate must be NCCPA certified and hold an unrestricted Virginia state license (or be eligible for licensure in Virginia). If a physician, candidate must hold an unrestricted ABMS- or AOA-approved specialty board certification and Virginia state license (or be eligible for licensure in Virginia). If applicants are not licensed in the state of Virginia, they must secure an unrestricted Virginia license within 3 months of joining the program. Applicants must also have a minimum of 3 years of clinical practice. Previous clinical precepting or teaching experience for an accredited physician assistant program or medical school is preferred. However, clinicians new to academia are encouraged to apply and will have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment with active and supportive mentoring and faculty development training.


Emory & Henry College is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted to, please specify the search in the subject line. Applications include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and contact information for five professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the position is filled.  

Cheryl Hyatt

Emory & Henry College is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Emory & Henry is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Emory & Henry strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

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