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PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND CLINICAL ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Employer
Ithaca College
Location
Ithaca, NY

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Summary: 

Ithaca College seeks a Program Director for its Physician Assistant Studies graduate (PASG) program. The PASG program is housed within the college’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP), alongside five graduate programs in athletic training, exercise science, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology in addition to undergraduate degree programs. The 27-month PASG residential program enrolls cohorts of 50 students. Coursework occurs on the Ithaca College South Hill campus and in a state-of-the-art facility with simulation clinical spaces located in downtown Ithaca. The program is currently provisionally accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), and recently completed its three-year site visit.

Position Description:

The Program Director for the Physician Assistant Studies graduate (PASG) program is responsible for overall leadership, direction, organization, and fiscal oversight of the PASG program consistent with ARC-PA standards and Ithaca College policies and procedures. The duties of the Program Director include and are not limited to:

  • Performing all duties of the Program Director as described in the ARC-PA standards. 
  • Serving as an effective program leader, manager, and administrator.
  • Setting strategic priorities and managing program implementation aligned with available budget and resources, including developing staff plans and annual budgets. 
  • Supervising, mentoring, and responding to concerns from the Medical Director, faculty, and staff.
  • Guiding faculty in curricular revisions and assessment to ensure ongoing compliance with ARC-PA standards and Ithaca College policies and procedures.
  • Building cohesiveness among students within each cohort and proactively problem-solving student concerns. 
  • Guiding faculty and staff in supporting student advising and success.
  • Nurturing community relationships, networking with local providers, and fostering partnerships with regional K-12 schools to create pathways to the PA profession.
  • Using transparent communication and active listening strategies with administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Assuring that the program is adhering to ARC-PA program accreditation standards, including preparing and submitting all required reports and documentation, and Ithaca College policies and procedures.
  • Leading Principal and Instructional faculty and staff recruitment, hiring, development, and evaluation.
  • Supporting the Admissions Coordinator with student recruitment, selection, and retention.
  • Maintaining connections with appropriate national physician assistant-related associations.
  • Integrating a focus on equity, inclusion, and belonging as part of all facets of program administration. 
  • Collaborating on interdisciplinary initiatives within the School of HSHP and across the college.
  • Attending regular leadership team meetings within the School of HSHP and other meetings at the College and within the community upon request.
  • Representing the Program, faculty, and staff within the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP) and Ithaca College.

Teaching is not an expectation of this position; however limited teaching opportunities may be possible within workload. The Director of the Program reports directly to the Dean of HSHP. This is a 12-month full time faculty appointment with academic rank. Salary, rank, and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. Start date is negotiable.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program; current NCCPA certification with eligibility for licensure in the State of New York; 

  • The Director must be a PA and hold current or emeritus NCCPA certification status
  • Minimum of three years of experience in higher education.
  • An understanding of PA education, standards of accreditation through Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and the role of PAs in delivering high quality health care.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience developing and managing operational budgets and staffing plans preferred.
  • Evidence of strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Experience working with constituents within and outside of higher education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and belonging among students, faculty, and staff.
PA Program Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Ithaca College PA Program uses an equity framework to guide our work that seeks to be representative of all people including those impacted by systematic disadvantages and marginalization. Program activities and topics will enhance the capacity of our faculty, staff, and learners to communicate across differences in productive ways. The activities and topics in our program can be applied in the workplace, classroom and clinic, interpersonal relationships, and community engagement. The Ithaca College PA Program will provide a brave place for healthy discussions while respecting and caring for each other.

For additional information on the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, see: https://www.ithaca.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-statement.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants must apply online and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references. Questions about online applications should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000 or humanresources@ithaca.edu. 

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated. 

Visa sponsorship may be considered for this position.

Hiring range:  $120,000 - $160,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Organization

Ithaca College is a private residential college in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Located in one of America’s top college towns, IC boasts a lively and sophisticated residential community that takes full advantage of its stunning natural backdrop and a local community rich in arts and culture.

At Ithaca College, faculty and staff work together to make students ready for success in an evolving world. Challenging academic programs promote critical thinking and hands-on learning, and students work closely with experienced and accomplished faculty on innovative research and enlightening coursework. Ithaca’s new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions the college to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience.

From its founding in 1892 as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, Ithaca College has had a distinguished history of interweaving the threads of liberal and professional education. Students are encouraged to study across disciplines at each of the college’s five schools: Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music.

The college is an internationally known and respected coeducational and nonsectarian institution with approximately 6,200 undergraduate and 470 graduate students, who come to Ithaca from nearly every state and over 70 countries. The curriculum provides more than 2,000 courses in over 100 programs of study. While the breadth of its curriculum is normally found only at larger universities, Ithaca holds fast to its tradition of close, personal instruction (11:1 student-faculty ratio).

Rewards of Working at Ithaca College

A preferred employer in its upstate New York region, Ithaca College provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. Faculty and staff also enjoy the kind of uniquely rewarding work environment that can only be found in a vibrant college community.

Ithaca College’s benefits program includes medical, dental, and life insurance, long-term disability plans, and a flexible spending reimbursement account for eligible expenses not covered by other benefits.

Ithaca contributes to the personal and professional development of faculty and staff, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. With workplace flexibility, community service opportunities, and tools for individual growth, employees are encouraged to take advantage of everything IC has to offer.

Additionally, the college offers educational benefits, retirement options, vacation, sick, and personal leave, statutory benefits, at least 11 paid holidays per year, use of the college's many recreational facilities, and free parking. Employees also enjoy access to many services, including the college library, the Campus Center, and the college’s campus store.

For a more detailed description of benefits available to Ithaca College employees, visit ithaca.edu/hr/benefits.

About the Area

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the vibrant city center. Home to several parks and surrounded by more than 150 waterfalls, Ithaca is an outdoor lover’s paradise. And with more restaurants per capita than New York City, it’s also a food lover’s dream. Activity thrives downtown, where live music, independent cinema, and artistic performances can be found almost any night of the week. Whether you’re looking for natural beauty or urban sophistication, Ithaca has something for everyone.

 

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