Associate Director

Physician Assistant Studies (A Developing Program)

College of Health Professions

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, Arkansas


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is seeking a motivated and innovative individual for the Director of Didactic Education position at a developing program.  Assistant/ Associate Professor rank to be determined by qualifications. Tenure or non-tenure tracks available.  We are searching for team-oriented faculty members to create a dynamic and collaborative program. UAMS is a large medical facility with seven institutes including the Reynolds Institute on Aging, Stephens Spine Institute, Jones Eye Institute, Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy, Psychiatric Research Institute, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, and Translational Research Institute.  The university has five colleges including Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions (CHP) as well as a Graduate School of biomedical sciences. The College of Health Professions which houses the PA Program also has 22 other programs with the potential for innovative inter-professional opportunities.  The PA Program has strong administrative support, excellent benefits and professional development for obtaining a PhD/EdD, and a tremendous collaborative spirit.



1.         Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program.

2.         Master’s degree.  Doctoral degree strongly preferred.

3.         Current NCCPA certification.

4.         Three years of clinical experience as a practicing PA.

5.         Academic experience in physician assistant education as a full-time faculty member.

6.         Eligibility for licensure in the state of Arkansas.



1.         12 month, full-time position that reports to the Chair/ Program Director.

2.         Participation in development, coordination, evaluation and revision of curriculum.

3.         Participation in the ARC-PA Provisional and future Continuing Accreditation Process.

4.         Course directing of specific didactic phase courses.

5.         Instruction in areas of knowledge and expertise.

6.         Academic advising of PA students.

7.         Participation in student applicant admissions and interviewing.

8.         Participation in department meetings, college and university committees, and state and national PA organizations.

9.         Clinical practice opportunity available.


Application Process

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a curriculum vitae and letter of interest electronically or by mail to:


Patricia J. Kelly, PhD, MMSc, PA-C

Chair, Dept. of Physician Assistant Studies

College of Health Related Professions

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

4301 W. Markham St., #772

Little Rock, AR 72205-7199

501-686-7211 (office)


UAMS is an inclusive Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence.