Job Posting - Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant 

Fort Wayne, Indiana


Trine University invites applications for a faculty position in the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program in the areas of physiology, pathophysiology, and potentially other basic medical and/or clinical sciences depending on credentials and experience. The 12-month position is available now with the start date to be determined by agreement. Faculty rank will be based on experience.

The Trine University Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences in Fort Wayne addresses a significant regional need for outstanding graduates and is being strongly supported by the region’s largest health systems. The School’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs are located in newly renovated, state of the art facilities on Parkview Hospital’s Randallia campus, near downtown Fort Wayne.

Candidates with a desire to participate in the implementation of a high quality, evidence based, and student-centered curriculum are encouraged to apply. Teaching in the areas of physiology and pathophysiology are the greatest need, but depending on individual qualifications and interests, opportunities exist for teaching in related areas such as pharmacology and anatomy.

The School of Health Sciences is committed to educational excellence, producing outstanding graduates, and making a positive impact on the health care needs of our communities through service, leadership and scholarship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

As a core member of the MPAS program faculty, the successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to teaching, advising and mentoring students, curriculum assessment, and engaging in scholarship and service activities.

Education and/or Experience

A PhD in physiology or a related field and demonstrated excellence in college level teaching, preferably at the graduate level; evidence of ability to successfully engage in research and the peer-reviewed dissemination of results. 


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Projected starting date can be immediate. Trine University reserves the right to verify academic (transcripts) and professional credentials prior to extending offers of employment.  Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and references when applying.


Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.