Program Director - Doctor of Medical Science
The Doctor of Medical Science (DMS) Program within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) at Butler University invites applications for a founding Program Director. As of the time of writing of this ad, the program is undergoing review by the Higher Learning Commission. Pending HLC approval, this position will begin as early as June 2019. The DMS program provides an avenue for those physician assistants (PAs) interested in expanding their understanding of medical knowledge, developing their leadership and business skills, and promoting lifelong learning. All courses will be offered online, allowing students to continue to work within their communities while taking classes and working towards the achievement of an advanced degree in a way that best suits their personal schedule. The flexible program will allow PAs to build on their previous education and experiences with a continued focus on primary care. This position is a full-time, 12-month administrative non-tenure track faculty appointment in the College. Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications at the time of hiring. The Program Director will report to the Dean of the College and serve as a member of the College Leadership Team. The Program Director will be responsible for providing programmatic leadership, direct student advisement, curricular oversight and assessment, programmatic evaluation, and oversight of the admission criteria and process for the program. The Program Director will engage in teaching, scholarship, and service activities consistent with the typical requirements of COPHS faculty. Key job responsibilities include: Development, administration, continuous review and analysis of the program’s policies and procedures. Recruitment of qualified faculty and provision of leadership, direction and mentorship to faculty on matters of curriculum and instruction. Development and implementation of strategies to ensure a continuous stream of highly qualified student applicants into the program, sufficient to grow the program and encourage diversity, equity, and objectivity in student recruitment and selection at the national level. Advisement of students, and fostering of effective communication between the Administration of the University and the College, faculty, staff and students. Development and application of effective assessment strategies for curricular and programmatic improvement, ensuring student learning outcomes are met and best educational practices in the field are known and applied by faculty. Management of the DMS Program’s annual budget, applying strategies to support long-term sustainability. Fostering of interdisciplinary and interprofessional participation in education and service among faculty, staff, and students. It is strongly preferred the program director be a physician assistant with a doctorate degree, or a physician with either a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. The candidate must have, or be eligible for, licensure in Indiana. Other qualified candidates with doctoral-level degrees may be considered. Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching graduate medical learners and familiarity with online teaching. Those interested in applying should submit a formal letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of professional transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references. Please submit all materials in a single PDF to: [email protected] .