Program Director - Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies
- Delaware Valley University
- Location: Doylestown, PA
- Job Number: 7067671
- Posting Date: Jul 10, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDelaware Valley University, in beautiful Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is accepting candidates for the full-time faculty position of Founding Program Director of a new Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced leader to join a growing university as we expand our academic programs in healthcare and related fields.
The program director will have a strong record of excellence in academic leadership and will oversee curriculum and full program development; strategic planning and partnerships; fiscal management of personnel and faculty resources; clinical rotation establishment and affiliations; collaboration and innovation for interprofessional education; application for initial accreditation that meets all standards for ARC-PA provisional accreditation; ongoing maintenance of accreditation; and the recruitment for and promotion of the program. The program director will work closely with university personnel to collaboratively strengthen and support the mission of the university and to expand educational programs. The program director will have academic advising and teaching duties, in addition to dedicated time for administrative, educational, and research initiatives.
This position is a 12-month, full-time position. The Program Director will work with the Dean of Graduate Studies, DelVal Administration, and DelVal PA Program faculty and staff to promote and execute the mission and goals of the PA Program and PA department, ensuring a superior education for DelVal students in accordance with ARC-PA Standards. Must collaborate closely with other department Program Directors.
The successful candidate will possess:
• A Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies
• A minimum two years physician assistant clinical experience and at least three years of full-time experience in PA education required.
• Current NCCPA certification and PA licensure or eligibility for a PA licensure in Pennsylvania
• Relevant clinical experience
• Demonstrated leadership and management experience
• Knowledge of and experience with ARC-PA standards and the accreditation process
• Strong commitment to student success and innovative education
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations using some other combination of skills and abilities:
• Acquiring and maintaining of ARC-PA accreditation
• Developing and overseeing the Physician Assistant Program
• Designing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating the curriculum and evaluating the program
• Recruiting and retaining qualified faculty, staff and support personnel
• Acquiring and maintaining of clinical sites
• Adhering to ARC-PA Standards
• Effective budget management
• Developing and enforcing program policies and procedures
• Providing academic counseling of students and evaluating student performance
• Developing admissions criteria for applicants and participating in the admissions process
• Developing and implementing plans for continuous programmatic and curricular outcomes assessment
• Ensuring high quality didactic and clinical instruction and assuring access to remedial instruction
• Involvement in the didactic and clinical education of students
• Fostering academic and clinical collaborations with other programs in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and the University.
• Keeping abreast of all issues impacting Physician Assistant education and practice through ongoing clinical practice and continuous education
• Engaging in active scholarship
The Program Director is responsible to the Dean of Graduate Studies for the performance of his/her duties. In accordance with ARC-PA Standards, the Program Director also has responsibility for: Developing the mission statement of the program; Selecting applicants for admission to the program; Providing student instruction; Evaluating student performance; Academic counseling of PA students; Assuring the availability of remedial instruction; Designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating curriculum; Administering and evaluating the program; Assuming any other related duties necessary to develop and maintain an effective program.
Skills and Other Requirements
Team-building, organization, and leadership skills. Strong communication skills and proactive problem solving with the ability to address issues related to personnel. Ability to network with outside organizations and facilities. Collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit. Ability to travel. Excellent oral, written, intrapersonal, and computer skills (including Microsoft Office®) required. Active participation/leadership in local, regional, or national PA or other medical organizations preferred.
Why work for DelVal?
• Beautiful college campus in charming Doylestown!
• Tuition waiver for self and dependents!
• Generous paid time off policy including paid winter break!
• Various discounts including campus bookstore, Market at DelVal, Bucks County YMCA, BJ’s and Costco Wholesale!
• Many other wonderful benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and flex spending!
• Free parking and SEPTA stop on-site!
Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
Selected applicants will be responsible for providing the University with clearances, appropriate to the position, that have been completed within the last 5 years. These clearances could include but are not limited to: Pennsylvania Patch, FBI Fingerprints completed by IDENTGO, and the Child Abuse History clearance. Selected applicants will also be required to provide four professional references.