Faculty Positions

 

Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor Nursing Medical Surgical Nursing

Pfeiffer University seeks a visiting assistant/associate professor in Nursing with instruction in theory and clinical practice in Medical Surgical Nursing. Responsibilities will include classroom instruction and supervision of student groups in clinical areas. Faculty will assist with student development and nursing skills laboratory activities. Participation in co-curricular activities such as department colloquia, seminars, and committees will be expected.

This candidate must have Master of Science in Nursing degree (PhD, DNP preferred), be a registered nurse with a minimum of three years in clinical practice, and hold a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina. Qualifications for faculty must meet NC Board of Nursing standards (www.ncbon.org).  Nurse Educator Certification (CNE) preferred, but all qualified applicants will be considered. Competency in web-based instruction is preferred, and preference will be given to applicants with prior teaching experience. The applicant must have documented experience and expertise in Instruction in Theory and clinical practice in Medical Surgical Nursing. Also required is a commitment to the principles and practice of servant leadership in a church related university environment. Position will be a 9 Y, month position, to begin in August, 2017.

Pfeiffer University is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church, whose mission is to prepare servant leaders for lifelong learning. Its traditional undergraduate campus is in Misenheimer, N.C., approximately 40 miles northeast of Charlotte, with additional locations in Charlotte and the Raleigh area.

Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, a 403b retirement account, and tuition benefits at Pfeiffer and other member institutions. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled with a start date of August 14.  Applicants should visit www.pfeiffer.edu for more information on the University.  Please complete an employment application from the /Human Resources/Job Opportunities site, and send a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, copies of graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations), and a statement of your teaching  philosophy to HR@Pfeiffer.edu.

 

 

Medical Director/Associate Professor

Pfeiffer University seeks qualified candidates to fill the role of Medical Director/Associate Professor on the main campus in Misenheimer, NC, during the development phase of the program and in Albemarle, NC, during the implementation phase of the Program. The position is a 12-month, part-time appointment to begin July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Program Director in the development of a new Physician Assistant Program within the Division of Applied Health Sciences.

One of the goals of the Pfeiffer University MS-PAS Program is to deliver an academic experience that reflects excellence. The Medical Director supports the Program Director in insuring that both didactic instruction and supervised clinical practice experiences meet current practice standards as they relate to the PA role in providing patient care. The Medical Director will be actively involved in supporting the mission of the program; providing instruction; evaluating student performance; designing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating curriculum and evaluating the program. In doing so the program will achieve its goal and be in compliance with ARC-PA Standard A2.11 and A2.12.

The Medical Director will:

  • Collaborate with the Pfeiffer University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (PU MS-PAS) Program Director in the design, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum in both the didactic and clinical phases of the program to insure the entire program meets current practice standards as they related to the role of the Physician Assistant in healthcare

  • Develop and support the PU MS-PAS mission statement
  • Work closely with the Director of Clinical Education in the development of clinical sites
  • Actively participate in the program’s ongoing evaluation of clinical sites and preceptors
  • Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Education in providing clinical preceptor orientation on Competency Based Medical Education focusing on instruction and assessment of the Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession

  • Serve as liaison and ambassador for the Physician Assistant program in the medical community

  • Participate in student admissions to the program

  • Provide instruction in area of expertise

  • Evaluate student performance in the clinical phase of the program

  • Participate in the preparation of ARC-PA accreditation provisional and maintenance of ongoing accreditation materials

  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence in Physician Assistant and/or medical education, scholarly activity and servant leadership in the areas of health disparities and social equity
  • These responsibilities are in accordance with ARC-PA Accreditation Standards A2.11 and A2.12

Qualifications:

  • Physician candidates must hold a current and unrestricted license in accordance with North Carolina statutes as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in the state of North Carolina and must be currently certified by an ABMS or AOA-approved specialty board. Minimum of five years clinical experience and minimum of three years as a faculty member in a Physician Assistant program or comparable experience preferably in a medical school, physician assistant school, or other complex health care system is required.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated educational leadership; skill in clinical and curriculum development, teaching, and administration; and a record of scholarly and service activity.
  • All applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Work Environment/Dynamics

The Medical Director will work closely with and under the supervision of the Pfeiffer University MS-PAS Program Director. During the Development Phase of the program, the Director of Clinical Education will work from Misenheimer, NC. During the Development Phase the Medical Director may travel with the Director of Clinical Education from Misenheimer, NC to prospective clinical sites. Once the Pfeiffer University Health Science Center is completed (Projected Date Fall 2018) and the program is in the Implementation Phase; the Medical Director will work from Albemarle, NC. The Medical Director is then expected to support the program in its academic and clinical processes; which may require travel from Albemarle to prospective clinical sites.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita and complete contact information to the address below.  A personal statement summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, leadership experience and contributions to diversity is required. Applicants should visit www.pfeiffer.edu for more information on the University. Please complete an employment application from the Employment site (www.Pfeiffer.edu/employment), and send a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, transcripts, and full contact information for at least three professional references to:

Twyla H. Kidd
Director of Human Resources
Pfeiffer University
PO Box 960
Misenheimer, NC 28109
Fax: 704/463-3012
Email: hr@pfeiffer.edu

 

Director of Didactic Education/Assistant Professor

Pfeiffer University seeks qualified candidates to fill the role of Director of Didactic Education/Assistant Professor on the main campus in Misenheimer, NC, during the development phase of the program and in Albemarle, NC, during the implementation phase of the program. The position is a 12-month, full time appointment to begin July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will coordinate the development of a new physician assistant program within the division of applied health sciences.

The director of didactic education is expected to support the overall mission and vision of Pfeiffer University through excellence in teaching and advising students. A commitment to the principles of servant leadership, working with Graduate/Adult students, and involvement in university and community service is required.   In order to meet the academic needs of enrolled students in the Didactic Phase of the program, it is vital to have a Director of Didactic Education who will oversee all activities regarding the Didactic Phase and actively participate in other processes of the program. In doing so, the program will be in compliance with ARC-PA Standards A2.02-A2.05.

Responsibilities of the Director of Didactic Education include but are not limited to: 

  • Work closely with and under the supervision of the Program Director
  • Provide effective leadership and guidance to faculty and staff members involved in the Pfeiffer University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (PU MS-PAS) didactic phase
  • Oversee the implementation of the curriculum
  • Perform ongoing curriculum review and analysis through curriculum mapping and programmatic assessment of the didactic phase of the program

  • Design and implement action plans to address any areas in the curriculum that need improvement
  • Manage databases and the processes of data collection and analysis for the didactic portion of the PU MS-PAS
  • Analyze, interpret and report performance data of didactic phase of the program to the Program Director

  • Coordinate the scheduling of program and faculty (to include adjunct faculty) in order to optimize delivery of instructional content to student

  • Ensure that the Pfeiffer University MS-PAS didactic curriculum design challenges students while facilitating their professional development

  • Provide effective advising and mentoring for students and didactic faculty and staff
  • Serve as chair of the Peiffer University MS-PAS Curriculum Committee
  • Participate in the Peiffer University MS-PAS continuous assessment processes and efforts involving the maintenance of the program’s ARC-PA accreditation
  • Provide course instruction according to the expertise of the candidate as needed by the program
  • Work closely with the Director of Clinical Education in order to optimize a seamless transition from the didactic phase into the clinical phase of the program
  • Plan, coordinate and implement faculty development workshops and activities

  • Participate in grant development for local and international service learning initiatives

  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence in Physician Assistant education, scholarly activity and servant leadership in the areas of health disparities and social equity
  • These responsibilities are in accordance with ARC-PA Accreditation Standards A2.02-2.05

Requirements: 

  • Physician Assistant graduate from an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant program
  • Master’s degree in PA studies or other discipline and doctoral preparation or in pursuit of preferred
  • Candidate should hold current NCCPA certification and eligible for licensure in North Carolina
  • Three years of clinical and teaching experience. Candidates must have demonstrated educational leadership; skill in clinical and curriculum development, teaching, and administration; and a record of scholarly and service activity.  However, clinicians new to academia are encouraged to apply and will have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment with active and supportive mentoring and faculty development training.

Alternative Qualifications for Non-PA Applicant

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or related field
  • Experience in curriculum design, program evaluation, and student assessment is preferred
  • Demonstrated history of scholarship, grant submission, and mentoring preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Director of Didactic Education will supervise the Didactic Support Coordinator however, both will report to the Program Director.

Work Environment/Dynamics

The Director of Didactic Education will work closely with and under the supervision of the Pfeiffer University MS-PAS Program Director. During the Development Phase of the program, the Director of Didactic Education will work from Misenheimer, NC. Once the Pfeiffer University Health Science Center is completed (Projected Date Fall 2018) and the program is in the Implementation Phase; the Director of Didactic Education will work from Albemarle, NC.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita and complete contact information to the address below.  A personal statement summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, leadership experience and contributions to diversity is required. Applicants should visit www.pfeiffer.edu for more information on the University. Please complete an employment application from the Employment site (www.Pfeiffer.edu/employment), and send a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, transcripts, and full contact information for at least three professional references to:

Twyla H. Kidd
Director of Human Resources
Pfeiffer University
PO Box 960
Misenheimer, NC 28109
Fax: 704/463-3012
Email: hr@pfeiffer.edu

 

Staff Positions

Director of Outdoor Leadership and Campus Recreation

Pfeiffer University is seeking a Director of Outdoor Leadership and Campus Recreation who is responsible for the management and operations of a comprehensive experiential education program that has the dual purpose providing an experienced-based classroom for college students and clients. As the manager of the Center for Outdoor Leadership, the Director is responsible for the development and supervision of Outdoor Adventure Experiences, the challenge course at Lake Gibson, as well as instruction of leadership classes and outdoor skill’s workshop(s).   Emphasis in all aspects of responsibilities will be placed on outdoor courses and programs that contribute to the holistic development of servant-leaders both on campus and in the community.  All responsibilities will have learning outcomes, be driven by student request, and connect with the mission of Pfeiffer University and Student Development Department.  This position will also oversee a competitive and engaging recreation and fitness program for students and employees.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Center for Outdoor Leadership

  1. Facilitate experiential education programs (workshops, classes, Outdoor Adventure Experiences, and challenge course experiences) for the Pfeiffer Community and the greater Pfeiffer Community.
  2. Develop and implement risk management program.
  3. Lead all outdoor adventure experiences following industry standards to ensure the highest level of safety.  In the event the center does not have the necessary skills, scheduling conflict, and/or equipment to provide the experience, the director will outsource to a qualified guide(s) to provide the experience. 
  4. Hire, train, and evaluate COL Facilitators for the Lake Gibson Challenge Course.
  5. Hire, train, and evaluate student trip leaders.
  6. Purchase and maintain COL equipment using an equipment replacement plan and following industry standards.
  7. Design and apply policies and procedures related to sound risk management principles for all outdoor experiential activities and BHRC challenge course facilitation.
  8. Develop partnerships with local and national networks that will aid in the delivery and availability of co-curricular and experiential outdoor leadership development opportunities.
  9. Partnering with Student Development, Francis Center, and Academic staff and faculty, coordinate, market, and provide logistical support for co-curricular leadership development program offerings for a variety of student populations (i.e. facilitators, emerging leaders, service scholars, etc.) as course load will allow.
  10. Market and recruit new clientele to use the challenge course and/or Lake Gibson House.
  11. Schedule and maintain a calendar of use for the Lake Gibson House.
  12. Develop, manage, and evaluate annually a budget for the Center for Outdoor Leadership.
  13. Collaborate with other departments (student development, academics, and human resources) to  provide experiential education programs.

Campus Recreation

  1. Hire, Train, and evaluate Knapp student staff (Intramural Coordinator, Knapp Coordinator, Intramural Assistants, and Knapp Assistants).
  2. Develop, manage, and evaluate annually a budget for  the Knapp Health & Fitness Center.
  3. Maintain adequate facilities through the implementation of the equipment replacement plan and collaboration with maintenance and housekeeping departments.
  4. Provide programs focusing on the areas of intramural tournaments, recreational events, and health and fitness education for students and employees..
  5. Collaborate with other departments to provide programs.

Qualifications:

The Director of Outdoor Leadership and Recreation will have a minimum of 5 year experience serving in the role of assistant manager/director of an experiential program (Outdoor Adventures and Challenge Course). The director will hold an advanced degree in student development/outdoor leadership/outdoor recreation/experiential education. In addition the director must have the following:

  1. Experience serving in the roles of facilitator, lead facilitator, and course director for challenge course with low and high rope course.
  2. Serving as Risk Manager and implementing risk management manual and procedures.
  3.  Lead and guided outdoor adventure experiences (3 day weekend trips and a minimum of 3 week-long expeditions) of the following types: Backpacking, Rafting, Rock climbing (Tope Rope required, Lead preferred), and sea kayaking.
  4. Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR, American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch, and Leave No Trace Instructor Certification(s).
  5. Teaching classes for staff training in the technical of trip leading and soft skills of facilitating.
  6. Experience marketing and booking internal and external groups to use the challenge course.

As Director of Campus Recreation, this person will have experience managing a budget, purchasing high cost equipment & the process used to purchase, and managing and motivating a staff of at least 10 college students.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

1.  COL Staff (Facilitators and student trip leaders)

2.  Knapp Center Staff (Intramural Coordinator, Knapp Coordinator, Intramural Assistants, and Knapp Assistants)

Pfeiffer University is a private, Liberal Arts University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, whose mission is to prepare servant leaders for life-long learning. The main campus is located in Misenheimer, approximately 40 miles northeast of Charlotte, NC, with additional locations in Charlotte and the Raleigh area.  Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, a 403b retirement account, and tuition benefits at Pfeiffer and other member institutions.  Compensation is based upon education and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until position is filled. Please visit http://www.pfeiffer.edu/employment to complete an application, and forward your resume, references, and salary requirements HR@pfeiffer.edu.

 

 

Affirmative Action Statement

Pfeiffer University employs individuals and admits students of any race, color, or national origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other university administered programs. Furthermore, Pfeiffer University trustees have determined that students not be denied admission, rights, privileges, programs, or activities on the basis of religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation or ethnic origin; nor will the University discriminate on the basis of religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.

Furthermore, Pfeiffer University trustees have determined that students not be denied admission, rights, privileges, programs, or activities on the basis of religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, **relationship status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and/or health status; nor will the University discriminate on the basis of religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, relationship status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and/or health status.

 

Positions in Cafeteria or Dining Services

These services are provided by Sodexo. Please call at (704) 463-3449.

 

Positions in Housekeeping and Maintenance

These services are provided by Sodexo. Please visit www.Sodexo.com to search for opportunities in this area.