Demand and Opportunities for Doctorally Prepared PA Faculty
AAPA ePoster library. Kayingo G. 05/17/17; 180552; 230
Gerald Kayingo
Gerald Kayingo
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Title: Demand and Opportunities for Doctorally Prepared PA Faculty Purpose: During the past 50 years, PA education has evolved and expanded in response to the changing roles that PAs play in the nation's healthcare system1. All PA programs will be required to confer a graduate degree upon all students who matriculate after 2020. Also, there have been recommendations that the PA profession supports advanced professional development and education, including the option of non-profession-specific postprofessional doctorate degrees2. The purpose of this study was to characterize the current demand and opportunities for doctorally prepared PA faculty. We specifically wanted to address the question of whether there are faculty jobs that prefer doctoral credentials. Methodology: This is a descriptive cross-sectional in Silico study in which we investigated the commonly required and preferred academic credentials in PA faculty job postings. Data from 2016 was obtained from leading academic job search engines that included chroniclesvitae.com, higheredjobs.com, jobs.paeaonline.org, monster.com, indeed.com, careerbuilder.com, simplyhired.com, linkedin.com and glassdoor.com. After sorting the data to avoid duplication, we examined 91 PA faculty jobs that included 70 postings for principal faculty, 17 for chair and/or program director, 2 for adjunct and 2 for directors of research or evaluation. The job postings covered 72 PA programs from 34 states. Some programs had more than one job posting. The analysis excluded other ads that were not focused on faculty roles. Results: Out of the 91 unique job ads that were posted by 72 PA programs in 2016, 31 (34.1%) stated that they preferred a candidate with a doctorate degree. Ten out of 17 (58.8%) of chair or program director positions preferred a doctorate degree. Of the 91 postings, 24 (26.4%) indicted that the position was eligible for tenure. Thirteen out of 24 (54.1%) tenure track positions preferred a doctoral credential. For all faculty jobs, a master's degree was the required minimum credential. We did not find any regular PA faculty job posting that required a doctorate as a minimum qualification except for Dean or Director of Evaluation postings. When we compared states and types of universities, we found no significant difference between various regions of the U.S. or between liberal arts colleges vs. academic medical centers or between public and private institutions with regards to the doctoral ...
Title: Demand and Opportunities for Doctorally Prepared PA Faculty Purpose: During the past 50 years, PA education has evolved and expanded in response to the changing roles that PAs play in the nation's healthcare system1. All PA programs will be required to confer a graduate degree upon all students who matriculate after 2020. Also, there have been recommendations that the PA profession supports advanced professional development and education, including the option of non-profession-specific postprofessional doctorate degrees2. The purpose of this study was to characterize the current demand and opportunities for doctorally prepared PA faculty. We specifically wanted to address the question of whether there are faculty jobs that prefer doctoral credentials. Methodology: This is a descriptive cross-sectional in Silico study in which we investigated the commonly required and preferred academic credentials in PA faculty job postings. Data from 2016 was obtained from leading academic job search engines that included chroniclesvitae.com, higheredjobs.com, jobs.paeaonline.org, monster.com, indeed.com, careerbuilder.com, simplyhired.com, linkedin.com and glassdoor.com. After sorting the data to avoid duplication, we examined 91 PA faculty jobs that included 70 postings for principal faculty, 17 for chair and/or program director, 2 for adjunct and 2 for directors of research or evaluation. The job postings covered 72 PA programs from 34 states. Some programs had more than one job posting. The analysis excluded other ads that were not focused on faculty roles. Results: Out of the 91 unique job ads that were posted by 72 PA programs in 2016, 31 (34.1%) stated that they preferred a candidate with a doctorate degree. Ten out of 17 (58.8%) of chair or program director positions preferred a doctorate degree. Of the 91 postings, 24 (26.4%) indicted that the position was eligible for tenure. Thirteen out of 24 (54.1%) tenure track positions preferred a doctoral credential. For all faculty jobs, a master's degree was the required minimum credential. We did not find any regular PA faculty job posting that required a doctorate as a minimum qualification except for Dean or Director of Evaluation postings. When we compared states and types of universities, we found no significant difference between various regions of the U.S. or between liberal arts colleges vs. academic medical centers or between public and private institutions with regards to the doctoral ...
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