George Fox University - Faculty
  • 08-Jan-2019 to 29-Jan-2019 (PST)
  • School of Medical Science
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, life, disability insurance; retirement plan; tuition remission.

George Fox University announces a non-tenure or tenure-track faculty position (Director of Clinical Education) in the School of Medical Science, to begin in no later than July 2019.  The director of clinical education reports to the program director (or designee), helping secure supervised clinical practice experiences and making sure they meet current practice standards as they relate to the PA role in providing patient care. In addition, the following essential duties apply to this position. 


George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise the Clinical Scheduling Coordinator
  • Under the guidance and approval of the program director, seek out and maintain supervised clinical practice experience (SCPE) sites and preceptors
  • Perform initial and follow up SCPE site visits and evaluations to ensure the site/s (1) enable students to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for a clinical PA, (2) provide adequate patient exposures, (3) have adequate resources, and (4) provide for student safety
  • Visually confirm a preceptor license is current and in good standing and they are board certified (if appropriate) during initial evaluation and annually thereafter (sooner if needed).
  • Provides guidance, training, and ongoing communication as needed for clinical preceptors
  • Coordinate and schedule all clinical rotations, end-of-rotation assessments, and rotation assessment days
  • Dispense and review all (1) clinical assessments of students by preceptors and (2) student assessments of rotation sites and preceptors
  • Gather data and review each clinical site for patient demographics, settings, disciplines, and competency acquisition
  • Review, maintain, coordinate, and issue the program's Clinical Handbook annually
  • Develop, administer, and report mid-term, end-of-course, and all other clinical assessments
  • Security for all course and examination materials
  • Advises program director of any problems related to student behavior, clinical performance, or professionalism
  • Gather, coordinate, process, and report data on students, faculty, adjuncts, and preceptors using GFU's PA program tracking system (to satisfy program, institution, and ARC-PA requirements)
  • Supports and participates in the following program processes (if assigned)
    • Developing, reviewing, and revising as necessary the mission statement for the program
    • Selecting applicants for admission to the PA program
    • Providing student instruction
    • Evaluating student performances
    • Academic counseling of students
    • Assuring the availability of remedial instruction
    • Designing, implementing, coordinating, evaluating curriculum
    • Evaluating the program
  • Assists in the interview and selection of faculty members
  • Provides security for all course and examination materials
  • Attend all scheduled staff and faculty meetings
  • Participate in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional communities.
  • Represent the PA Program through service on University-level committees.
  • Pursue professional development activities such as clinical practice, scholarly works, or an advanced degree.
  • Other duties as assigned by the program director


  • PA principal faculty are required to hold current NCCPA certification as a condition of employment
  • Doctorate degree or higher in a health related field. Master's degree considered provided applicant is enrolled and can complete a doctorate program within three years.
  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching and curriculum development
  • Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, preceptors, clinical site staff, and organizational administrators
  • 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
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
  • All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.

Salary and Rank

Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant teaching experience at previous institutions may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.  Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures apply only through this website

When completing the on-line application, please upload the following additional materials as Word or .pdf documents in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum vitae, and Essay Requirement:   

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Faith and learning essay
  • Current Medical License
  • Current ABMS or AOA approved specialty board certification

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Questions may be directed to:

Gregory Davenport, DHSc., PA-C



Doctor of Medical Science Mission Statement

The George Fox University Doctor of Medical Science program (PA Medicine) seeks to develop well-informed and compassionate PAs who provide patient centered and service oriented medical care in diverse environments.

Doctor of Medical Science Values

  • Faith Foster a commitment to Christian values, ethics, and integrity in personal and professional service as a physician assistant.
  • Service Emphasize a servant-leadership lifestyle, which prepares graduates to serve in underserved communities, domestically and abroad.
  • Leadership Develop a solid professional value system, committed to life-long learning, professional development, and advocacy for the profession.

Knowledge Cultivate high quality graduates committed to self-discovery and self-assessment and committed to the application of critical thinking and analysis of research.

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