Director of Medicine
University of Southern California Keck
United States

Director of Medicine

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Alhambra, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.



Qualifications:  The Director of Clinical Education and Principal Faculty, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator) position is a 12-month full-time non-tenure track clinical faculty appointment with administrative responsibilities.  The individual should hold a master’s degree, preferably a doctorate.  Individuals not in possession of a master’s degree, but with exceptional educational and/or clinical experience may be considered with the expectation that at least a master’s degree be completed as a condition of continued employment.  PA Principal Faculty should be a physician assistant, must hold current NCCPA certification, and must be licensed to practice in the State of California.  Qualified candidates must have a minimum of three years clinical experience and a minimum of 5 years teaching experience preferably in a physician assistant education.  Faculty must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and should demonstrate consistency in: interpersonal, leadership, and management skills.  Non-Physician Assistants may be considered for this role, but must have appropriate degrees and/or credentials that are related to their area of expertise at the master’s degree level or higher.  The University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.


Director of Clinical Education Job Responsibilities:  The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for oversight of the clinical phase of the curriculum in conjunction with the Program Director.  Faculty should chair the accreditation self-study committee that focuses on the clinical curriculum and serve as a member of the curriculum committee.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a principal leader in Program Director’s absence
  • Provide mentoring to clinical coordinators related to teaching, site development and clinical phase components
  • Oversee, monitor and maintain the clinical phase of the curriculum including curricular mapping.
  • Supervise and recommend clinical curriculum revisions as needed
  • Supervise the calendar for all clinical curricular activities
  • Work with the Program Director to develop, provide or identify appropriate faculty development opportunities
  • Support the program in meeting accreditation requirements
  • Encourage educational research and state/national presentations by faculty
  • Track performance of students during the clinical phase
  • Provide oversight and guidance to clinical coordinators
  • Recommend and implement revisions to program policies and procedures related to the program's clinical curriculum.


Principal Faculty Job Responsibilities:  Principal Faculty are charged with insuring that all student and course-related activities are delivered in a means that is consistent with Program and University policies.  Principal Faculty responsibilities include:

  • Collaboration in all Program policies and decision-making processes
  • Developing, reviewing, and revising as necessary the Program’s mission statement
  • Teaching in the didactic and clinical phases of the Program
  • Provision of remedial instruction as needed
  • Course instructional design, development, implementation, and coordination
  • Evaluation and assessment of students
  • Evaluation and assessment of curriculum and program
  • Student advisement and counseling
  • Scholarly activities, e.g., research, professional presentations, etc.
  • Service to the Program and University, e.g., committees, volunteerism, etc.
  • Participation in the selection process of entering students
  • Participation in grant related activities
  • Knowledge regarding all facets of, and participation in, the ARC-PA accreditation process
  • Assist in clinical site development and monitoring as needed
  • Computer skills, e.g., Excel, Microsoft Word, etc.
  • Program Principal Faculty who serve as course directors have the following additional responsibilities:
    • Organization of the course
    • Scheduling of lectures
    • Analyzing all course related data to insure that learner outcomes are achieved
    • Generate an annual report that reflects the strengths and weaknesses of the course
    • Student assessment, and counseling regarding course progress and referral to the Student Progress Committee as appropriate


All other duties as assigned.

The annual base salary range for this position is $120,000 - $135,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.


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