Physician Assistant Studies - Adjunct Instructor

Tandet Center, 4 Hospital Plaza Suite 103, Stamford, CT 06902, USA Req #132
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing private doctoral institutions in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has a campus in Dingle, Ireland, and offers online programs. More than 10,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 388 Colleges–2023 Edition, and Best Business Schools–2023 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre.

Sacred Heart University seeks adjunct faculty to join our Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program (MSPAS). Position duties include teaching and coordinating activities related to the didactic phase of the program located in Stamford, CT.

The program complements graduate programs in the College of Health Profession's Athletic Training, Exercise Science & Nutrition, Healthcare Informatics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Speech-Language Pathology programs. The College also offers undergraduate programs in Exercise Science and Health Science. In addition to academic excellence, the College has a rich tradition of service learning, study-abroad opportunities and faculty practice activities.


The candidate must hold a minimum of a Master's degree, current NCCPA certification or national board certification in their profession, and have worked a minimum of two years as a licensed PA (three years preferred) or other profession a minimum of two years. Prior experience teaching in a PA program and familiarity with the ARC-PA accreditation process is desirable. Candidate must be eligible for licensure in Connecticut. Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses (APRNs) and Licensed Health Care Professionals with teaching experience are also eligible to apply for this position. The candidate should be comfortable in a highly interactive teaching/learning environment that includes collaborative teaching, significant faculty/student interaction, and strong clinical integration.  Candidates must demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:

Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to contribute to a College environment based upon mutual respect and collegiality and will value the University's Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and will support the University's commitment to community service, strategic planning, and the intellectual and ethical development of all students.

Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence is the recognition that our institution's success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alums, and surrounding community. It is a mastery of inclusion that fosters a consistent sense of belonging. Inclusive Excellence is aspirational and is the pillar that guides the mission, vision, and function of this unit.

To achieve Inclusive Excellence, our personal and organizational responsibilities are to:

  • Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed.
  • Participate in educational and developmental activities to increase awareness and competencies of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole.
  • Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Inclusive Excellence's statements.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online, faxes and emails will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately, with consideration continuing until the position is filled. 


Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.

Other details

  • Job Family Faculty
  • Job Function Faculty
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
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  • Tandet Center, 4 Hospital Plaza Suite 103, Stamford, CT 06902, USA