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Founding Director Physician Assistant Program

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Job ID: 4660120
Updated: October 29, 2018
Geographic Location: Toledo
Department: Physician Assistant Program
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Days/Afternoons
Standard Hours: 40

Job Summary

The Program Director is responsible for the overall strategic and operational leadership of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program which includes supervising PA faculty and staff. The position will collaborate with faculty/staff/community members/physicians/PA Advisory Committee members, etc., in the development of the curriculum and assessment plan for the PA program and its ongoing review/revisions, as needed. In addition to ensuring that all accreditation reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner, this position is responsible to ensure successful accreditation site visits. This position will also work closely with the Academic Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator and Medical Director to ensure a quality program and that appropriate clinical experiences are being delivered at each site where students are placed. This position will also fulfill all expectations, as outlined as a full-time (12 month) program director/faculty member.



Responsible for the comprehensive development and continuation of the Physician Assistant Program: internal curriculum approval processes and reports, Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) application and reports, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) application and reports, ARC-PA application, preparation of all reports and oversight of all subsequent site visits.


Responsible to lead and collaborate with the PA Advisory Committee and to hold regular meetings. Develop relationships with physicians and other practitioners to build support and cooperation for the PA program, including identification of appropriate clinical placement opportunities.


Work closely with the Dean of Graduate Studies in the development of the Physician Assistant Program as well as it continued strategic and operational activities. Collaborate with Deans on the design of a 3 + 2 and post-baccalaureate curriculum as the foundation to the PA graduate level coursework.


Collaborate with the Enrollment Management team to develop the admission process for the PA students who will use the centralized application system (CASPA) including recruitment, marketing materials, website, catalog language, etc.


Teaching, scholarship, service, and other expectations, as outlined for a full-time program director/faculty member.


Development and oversight of program assessment plan/adherence to ODHE, HLC and ARC-PA standards/criteria.


Development and adherence to approved departmental budget.


Qualifications - Minimum


Required Minimum Education:

Graduate Degree (Masters)

Specialty/Major: Physician Assistant Studies


Preferred Education:

Post Graduate Degree (Ph.D.)

Specialty/Major: Earned Doctorate (PHD, EdD, HDSc, Etc.)



Ohio PA license or eligible to seek and gain licensure   

Required: Good Standing and current National Commision on Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA) certification and PA licensure in the State of Ohio.



3-5 years as a Physician Assistant, 3-5 years as a PA program faculty member, successful administrative role within a Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.


Past experience in PA education and familiarity with the ARC-PA accreditation process; ability to teach and to manage an academic department; ability to communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies. This position requires that the incumbent qualify for rank at the Assistant Professor or above level.


Knowledge of ODHE, HLC and higher education compliance policies. Record of health-related scholarly activity; strong project management experience; record of service to institution/community.



Hours per pay period: 80

Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm


Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: Days/Afternoons, Job Schedule: Full-Time


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