Department Chair of Physician Assistant Science
The University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, invites applications for the position of founding director and department chair of a new Physician Assistant program. In the first year, major responsibilities include designing the Physician Assistant curriculum, preparing for the ARC-PA accreditation visit, developing clinical affiliations, and recruiting faculty for the program. The department chair will be responsible for overall direction of the physician assistant program including budgeting, ongoing curriculum development and revision, faculty development and evaluation, and program assessment.
The first PA cohort is scheduled to matriculate in January, 2017. The program initially will be located on campus but will move to a new multi-institutional academic education and research center which is scheduled to open fall 2017. The new center will facilitate inter-professional education and research made possible by the co-location of graduate and undergraduate health professions programs from University of Evansville, Indiana University, University of Southern Indiana, and Ivy Tech Community College. The 223,100 square foot project will include space for classrooms, laboratories, research, clinic, offices, conferences, and a state-of-the-art 30,000 square foot simulation center.
Candidates for the PA director must be either a physician assistant with a master's degree and current NCCPA certification, or an MD or DO with state licensure and certification by an ABMS or AOA approved specialty board. Academic experience and leadership plus experience with ARC-PA accreditation are desired.
Start date is negotiable. The position is available January 1, 2015. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Send letter of application, a current cv, and contact information for five references to Mary Kessler, firstname.lastname@example.org, (812) 488-2579, Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Sciences, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN.
The University of Evansville is a comprehensive, selective admissions institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The University of Evansville operates under a non-discriminatory policy with regard to race, color, creed or religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Minorities and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.