Director, Physician Assistant Studies

Memphis, Tennessee
Sep 22, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Christian Brothers University (CBU) seeks an innovative, collaborative and experienced servant-leader to join the University as its next Director of Physician Assistant Studies. Based on critical thinking, hands-on experience, and ethical context, CBU prepares students for professional careers and lives of moral responsibility and constructive community involvement. A Catholic university in the student-centered tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, CBU is situated on 75 beautiful wooded acres in Memphis, TN, ideally located close to Memphis' world famous downtown and the region's remarkable array of world-class medical centers.

CBU's Physician Assistant Studies program emphasizes evidence-based primary care and preventive medicine, the provision of health care to the medically underserved, and the use of information technology in medicine. The program promotes interdisciplinary team care, patient advocacy, and the delivery of primary health care for all patients.

The Director will be responsible for the P.A. Studies program's organization, administration, fiscal management, ongoing review and assessment, planning and development, and accreditation with ARC-PA. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Sciences, the Director will have the unique opportunity to work inter-disciplinarily across the School, collaboratively with the University's leadership team, and externally with the program's Advisory Board and healthcare partners, to promote and grow the program.

Key qualifications include:

  • PA-C or PA-E licensed with the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners or equivalent U.S. state body.
  • At least three years of full-time higher education experience in the health professions.
  • Hold current or emeritus NCCPA certification status.
  • An advanced degree in physician assistant studies or a related field.
  • Experience with the ARC-PA accreditation process.
  • The application process is ongoing. The search committee will review qualified candidates as their completed application materials are received. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here:

    This search assignment is a collaboration between Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search and RH Perry & Associates. Please direct all confidential communications to: Ms. Cheryl Hyatt, CEO & Partner, at 724-622-1982, or Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne, Managing Partner, at 202-253-9846, or to [email protected].