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Chair and Program Director - Physician Assistant Studies Program

As our current Chair and Program Director is retiring, The Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Mississippi College is able to offer an exciting opportunity for an experienced PA to lead our unique program.

The Program

The Physician Assistant Program at Mississippi College is a 30-month program of study leading to a Master of Science in Medicine degree. The maximum class size is 36. The primary mission of the Mississippi College Physician Assistant Program is to educate and train students to provide high-quality medical care for the people of Mississippi and the nation as members of the healthcare team. We enjoy a collaborative relationship with the University of Mississippi Medical School.We are home to a modern medical education facility, a state-of-the-art cadaver lab, and a new medical simulation center. We also prepare our students for service at international clinical rotation sites, if desired.

The Position

Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A minimum of five years of clinical experience and three additional years of academic (or health-related teaching and/or administrative experience is required. Minimum requirements also include current or emeritus NCCPA certification and a Master's or Doctorate degree in a relevant field. All employees of Mississippi College must be of the Christian faith.

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and a competitive benefit package is offered including medical, dental, 401(k), and more. We offer an opportunity for clinical practice as well. The candidate should also possess a commitment to continued professional development and scholarly work. Very importantly, the culture of our program strives to keep a healthy family–work balance! You’ll have an opportunity to lead a well-established and respected PA program, and – best of all – mentor students and teach! Importantly, our program has just undergone a self-study report and site visit process for another continuing accreditation cycle.

The University

Mississippi College is a private, co-educational, Christian university of liberal arts and sciences serving over 4,000 students. Established in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi.

Clinton, Mississippi

Mississippi College is an integral part of the City of Clinton. Our town is a wonderful community with lots of small town warmth and friendliness. We have plenty of local shopping and restaurants with even more venues within a 20 minute drive. What we don’t have is traffic congestion, high crime, or high housing and living costs. The Clinton public school system is among the highest rated in the southeast. You and your family can choose this pleasant way of life in Mississippi, while you enjoy a rewarding career working with a team of professional medical educators.

Discover the scenic state that is legendary for its hospitality and warm, friendly people. Wherever you travel in the Magnolia state, from the Hill Country to the Coast, from the Delta to the Heartland, a genuine southern "welcome" greets you at every corner. Majestic trees, fresh air, short commutes, and a lower cost of living can all be found in this lush, beautiful state where everyone is considered a neighbor and hospitality is a lifestyle.

We’d love to talk with you about joining us! Please e-mail a cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

Stan Baldwin, PhD
Dean, School of Science and Mathematics
Mississippi College

(601) 925-3321