Job Posting - Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant 

Fort Wayne, Indiana


The position of Assistant Professor requires an individual who can provide excellence in teaching, interested in both their students and their subjects.  S/he must be committed to the centrality of a Trine University education. The Assistant Professor should have a broad understanding of appropriate academic programs and potential future directions; be flexible, visionary, creative and energetic; and want students to excel and take pleasure in their success. Fair discipline, attention to duty, and desire for self-improvement are expected traits of Trine University Faculty members.

Job Duties

In addition the Assistant Professor must provide the following essential duties:

  • Teach the standard faculty load of twelve (12) semester hours per semester or twenty-four (24) semesters hours per academic year
  • Develop and implement curriculum, including selecting textbooks
  • Provide instruction (teach class) for the class length listed in the official schedule
  • Provide each student with a course syllabus
  • Review course syllabus with students at the first class session
  • At a minimum, prepare and grade a midterm and a final exam or project for each course
  • Record class attendance
  • Submit absentee and deficiency information to Academic Support Services via the Intranet site
  • Post and maintain a regular schedule of at least ten (10) office hours per week—one office hour shall be scheduled per week for each credit hour of instruction
  • Assist students with academic deficiencies
  • Assist the chair in departmental functions
  • Participate in developing or implementing the department strategic plan
  • Advise prospective and current students about curriculum and career opportunities

Education and/or Experience

The Assistant Professor should bring experience with, and commitment to:

  • Promotion of academic program(s)
  • Assessing student competence and performance
  • Service to the university
  • Attending faculty meetings and participating in faculty committees
  • Student recruiting, and retention (in conjunction with Admissions)
  • Service to the community
  • Activities leading to professional development and growth
  • Scholarship, which could include current and relevant publications, and attending and participating in conferences and seminars
  • Exemplary personal conduct—students and colleagues recognize the faculty member as a true professional

The Assistant Professor will also be responsible and accountable for additional duties and assignments as prescribed by the respective Department Chair, School Dean, and Vice President.


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


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.