Clinical Assistant Professor-PA – University, MO

Clinical Assistant Professor-PA

University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

University, MO


Job description

Recruitment Number:5512

Classification Title:CLINICAL ASST PROF

Proposed Salary to be Offered:Competitive

Appointment Percentage (Budget):100%

Position Summary

Under general supervision of department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and advising students. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. The individual is expected to maintain an active, on-going program of scholarship appropriate to the discipline. In addition, this individual will provide service to the department, college, and university and is likely expected to provide service to the community and/or the profession. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.

Position Type:Faculty/Instructional

Pay Basis:Academic


Is this position eligible for employment sponsorship, (H1B or PERM)?:No

Required Qualifications


The Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor is primarily responsible for student instruction and assessment in the didactic or pre-clinical phase of the program. The successful candidate will:
* Provide medically informative, contemporary classroom instruction as an independent course director and a peer lecturer, as determined by the Program Director
* Proactively monitor student learning and evaluate progress
* Compassionately advise students through the rigorous academic process
* Enthusiastically participate in program-wide student assessment, curriculum design, and maintenance of program accreditation.
* Participate in student recruitment, selection, and admission interviewing
* Engage positively as vital member of the PA Program team


* An advanced degree specific to the applicant

o For PA applicants: an earned master’s degree or higher in PA studies (or equivalent)

o For NP applicants: an earned master’s degree or higher in nursing practice (or equivalent)

o For physician applicants: an earned MD or DO degree
* Professional certification specific to the applicant

o For PA applicants: a current NCCPA certification

o For NP applicants: current NP board certification

o For physician applicants: current board certification
* Eligibility for Wisconsin licensure
* Experience with clinically-practicing physician assistants specific to the applicant

o For PA applicants: 1-year of clinical practice experience as a Physician Assistant at the time of hire

o For NP applicants: 1-year of clinical practice experience with one or more physician assistants at the time of hire

o For Physicians: 1-year of supervisory or clinical practice experience with one or more physician assistants at the time of hire
* Evidence of skill in computer applications necessary for instruction and communication
* Evidence of excellent interpersonal and communication ability

Preferred Qualifications
* More than 1-year of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician, at the time of hire
* Prior clinical or higher education teaching experience
* Evidence of knowledge of the PA Profession

Physical Demands

Reasonable Accommodations
UWL provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact [email protected]or 608.785.8013. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

All position descriptions are required to provide physical demands and working condition/environment and may not be published in the job announcement. For information on the physical demands and/or working conditions/environment for this position, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]or 608.785.8013.

Working conditions and environment

  • Office/classroom setting

Miscellaneous Information

Information about your benefits

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:

  • excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
  • paid holidays and sick days.
  • sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL.
  • after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
  • benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.

Learn more at:

Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

For more than a decade, UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Reportlist of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.

With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at

The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands, and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small-town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth-century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports, and recreation. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here: Choose La Crosse.

Learn more about UW-La Crosse here:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive.” The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by (ACO).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWL Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see contact the University Police Department at 608.785.9000.

SOE Affiliation:No

Division/College:College of Science and Health

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Enjoy working with three of the nation’s premier integrated healthcare systems and join the staff of a highly rated Midwest university, while living and recreating in the picturesque Seven Rivers Region of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Physician Assistant (PA) Program, in partnership with Gundersen Medical Foundation, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, and Marshfield Clinic Health System, invites interested medical providers, including Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and Physicians, to apply for the position of full-time 9-month Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor. This Instructional Academic Staff position is eligible for career progression.

Established in 1995, the UW-L – Gundersen – Mayo – Marshfield PA Program is a 24-month master’s degree program that boasts a strong reputation, small class size, and a 100% 5-year first-time PANCE pass rate. Full accreditation has been granted through September 2027. The quad-partnership assures excellent clinical training – student rotations are guaranteed through the Gundersen, Marshfield Clinic, and Mayo Clinic Health Systems. The PA Program is one of six graduate or undergraduate programs in the Health Professions Department.

The instructional academic staff position offers excellent benefits. The competitive salary and position designation will be commensurate with the candidate’s academic experience.

In the resume’ and cover letter, applicants should specify how they meet the required and/or preferred qualifications. The position will remain open and continuously recruited until filled. The first applicant review date is April 10, 2023. The ideal candidate will begin the position in August 2023. To ask questions about this position, please contact Dr. Lisa Iverson-Leirmo, PA-C, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]or 608-785-6621.

Continuous Recruitment:Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date:04/10/2023

How to apply

Apply now: Priority consideration is given to those candidates who apply by the listed ‘First Review Date’. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Position Contact Name:Lisa Iverson-Leirmo, PA Program Director

Position Contact Email:  [email protected]

As an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is engaged in an effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
Under Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide, upon request, a list of nominees and applicants. As part of the application process, you may choose to be excluded from this list. Persons agreeing to be final candidates (to be interviewed) will have their identities revealed as final candidates.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse shares in the mission of the University of Wisconsin System which is to develop human resources; to discover and disseminate knowledge; to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses; and to serve and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, and human sensitivities as well as scientific, professional, and technological expertise and a sense of purpose. 


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