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CUNY Didactic Coordinator (Medical Distinguished Lecturer) - Physician Assistant Program - 3 positions in New York, New York

Didactic Coordinator (Medical Distinguished Lecturer) - Physician Assistant Program - 3 positions

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CUNY School of Medicine

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The CUNY School of Medicine (CUNY Med) at the City College of New York (CCNY), is the only medical school in the City University of New York system. Our innovative curriculum allows students to complete both their undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees in seven years. CUNY Med has graduated its first MD class in 2020. CUNY Med also has a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies (PA). Our PA Program is a 28-month graduate program leading to a M.S. degree and certification as a Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination. We are one of the first degree-granting physician assistant programs in the country. Our mission is to provide access to medical education to talented youth from social, ethnic and racial backgrounds historically under-represented in medicine and to develop health professionals committed to practicing in under-served communities with special emphasis on primary care. With our reputation for excellence we have earned national acclaim for performance and a broad network of clinical sites for clerkships.

The Physician Assistant Program is searching for three Didactic Coordinators to serve in the title of Medical Distinguished Lecturer. Distinguished Lecturers perform teaching in areas of expertise and related clinical and faculty duties. They are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold a full-time, non-tenure track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment. Distinguished Lecturers share responsibility for committee, program, and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The Didactic Coordinators (Medical Distinguished Lecturers) will report to the Associate Dean/Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Act as a liaison between the Program and the adjunct faculty instructors

  • Secure adjunct faculty instructors consistent with the objectives of the PA Program

  • Maintain on-going program and student evaluation process to ensure quality of teaching for each course

  • Create and revise learning objectives for each course

  • Revise student handbooks and program policies each year

  • Ensure that each student has all appropriate certifications, immunizations, and any other requirements necessary for clinical clerkships.

  • Provide evaluation of students and instructors

  • Develop student evaluation instruments consistent with the goals of each course

  • Monitor individual student progress during the didactic year

  • Develop exams and assessment tools.

  • Test item analysis

  • Participate in program responsibilities such as student admissions, curriculum development and student evaluation.

  • Participate in the duties necessary for program maintenance of accreditation

  • Serve as a Faculty Advisor for professional students

  • Perform related duties as a determined by the Program Director


  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree is Required

  • A Bachelor of Science or Higher Degree from and Accredited Physician Assistant Program

  • NCCPA Board Certified

  • Minimum of three years of experience in PA Education


Salary range: $118,000 - $130,000

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Open until filled, with resume review to begin on August 29, 2023.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.