Faculty (11 mo), Tenure Track - Program Director-Physician Assistant Program

May 11, 2018
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Faculty (11 mo), Tenure Track - Program Director-Physician Assistant Program

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Utah Valley University is seeking an experienced, energetic leader to coordinate and complete the accreditation process to establish the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at our beautiful Orem, Utah campus located near the Wasatch Mountains. UVU's service region includes Utah, Wasatch, and Summit counties, and provides access to a dynamic economy as well as plentiful and diverse employment and career opportunities. Many students, faculty, and staff choose UVU for its ideal location and reputation as one of the safest colleges in the country. For the outdoor enthusiast, within 20 miles you can enjoy winter sports, hiking, mountain biking, water recreation, and more.

UVU has started the accreditation process, and if provisional accreditation is achieved after a successful ARC-PA application/site visit, plans to admit its first cohort of students in January, 2020. The program is seeking a Program Director with exceptional leadership abilities who will bring to the position an integrated background of academic and clinical experience, as well as a record of achievement in higher education and professional accomplishment. The ideal candidate will have program accreditation and development experience and must be willing to commit to the program from provisional to continuing accreditation status.

The Director will provide the overall academic leadership, administration, and curricular management of the program including oversight of didactic and clinical curriculum, budget and finance, assessment/analysis, and all accreditation (provisional, completion and continuing) responsibilities. Provides leadership to PA faculty, staff, and students; facilitates communication, clarification, and implementation of program, college, and university policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited program with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Practice/Studies, 3 years in an academic based position and 5 years clinical experience.
Current NCCPA Certification.
Utah PA license or eligible for the license exam.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of PA program development and accreditation in higher education.
  • Knowledge of didactic and clinical curriculum.
  • Effective communication skills; verbal, written and public speaking.
  • Inter-professional collaboration skills.
  • Leadership and management skills.
  • Curriculum development and program organization skills.
  • Relationship building skills.
  • Fiscal management/budgeting ability.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with various support resources such as communications and marketing, admissions, financial aid, registration and student affairs.

Preferred Qualifications:
Five years in an academic based position as a Director, Associate or Assistant Director.
Seven years clinical experience (practicing PA).

Physical Requirements:
Generally sitting, walking, hearing, talking, seeing, fine hand manipulation and standing.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt


Advertisement Number: FAC22918 Community Health Faculty
Open Date: 05/10/2018
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Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: This is an 11 - 12 month faculty position and is available immediately. The search committee will be screening applications upon receipt. Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/7204

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.