Founding Director of Physician Assistant Studies

St. Bonaventure University
Feb 08, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Founding Director of Physician Assistant Studies

St. Bonaventure University (SBU) is seeking applicants for the Founding Director of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) to establish a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) degree program and to direct the proposed Physician Assistant Department within the School of Health Professions.  This is a tenure track appointment at the assistant or associate level, based on experience.  The Director will enjoy many opportunities for inter-professional education as the other members of the School of Health Professions Team become established.  These will include Health Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Healthcare Cyber Security. Collaborative relationships are being developed with local hospitals, medical practices and other community partners upon which to build MSPA program partnerships. The Director of Physician Assistant Studies reports to the Dean of the SHP and is a member of the SHPS Management Team.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Development of new programs and curricula
  • Lead effort to establish accreditation for the PAS program
  • Service on department, school, university, professional and community committees
  • Effective leadership to implement the respective University/School missions and strategic plans
  • Administrative and logistical support of department function
  • Mentorship of junior faculty
  • Development and management of Department budget
  • Effective communication to advocate for the Department within the institution and communities of interest
  • Active and constructive participation in the SHP Management Team
  • Active participation in professional associations related to department 

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Eligible for licensure as a registered PA in NYS and hold NCCPA Certification
  • Demonstrated managerial competencies to oversee a comprehensive Department of PAS
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field as a of PA, including teaching or precepting students
  • Record of effective leadership and management in key areas of responsibility including accreditation, budgeting, strategic planning, assessment, collaboration, and curriculum development



Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae/resume and contact information for three references to  [email protected]


The University

St. Bonaventure University was founded in 1858 in the interest of promoting Catholic-Franciscan education.  SBU continues to pursue academic excellence through personalized attention that reflects the Franciscan tradition of valuing human relationships.  As a Franciscan University, our heritage teaches us to value Faith and Learning, so service is at the heart of the SBU experience. We strive to illustrate to our students that they can make service a part of their everyday lives, on campus or halfway around the world.

St. Bonaventure University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with St. Bonaventure University requires successful completion of a background screening. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment.