Program Director and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:
Sullivan University

Sullivan University
Louisville Colorado
Position: Program Director and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Location: Louisville, KY Job Id: 959 # of Openings: 1
Are you looking for the chance to learn, grow, and make a contribution to the community? If so, you'll want to join an organization that is truly committed to making a difference. The Sullivan University System offers post-secondary educational opportunities in a variety of disciplines through its many campuses to prepare students for employment in high-need career fields. At The Sullivan University System, you'll find a host of career opportunities, an environment that values creativity, a work experience that is both challenging and rewarding, and an organization that values people.
We offer a generous benefits package, a competitive salary, comprehensive training, tuition reimbursement and a professional work environment.
The Sullivan University System has been named one of the Best Places to Work for four years, because we truly believe you don't need to choose between making a living and making a difference.
We are currently looking for a full time Program Director and Chair for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The Program Director and Chair serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This is a non-tenure position.
Responsibilities of the position include:

Program Director
  • Oversees the development, coordination, compliance, and oversight of the Physician Assistant Program in accordance with ARC-PA and Sullivan University standards.
  • Sits on the Executive Committee of the SU COPHS and assigned committees per the Bylaws.
  • Provides oversight and coordination of the admission process for the Physician Assistant Program.
  • Participates in annual review and revision, if indicated, of the mission statement and goals of the program
  • Provides oversight and coordination of the admissions process for the Physician Assistant Program.
  • Some didactic teaching is required.
Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Implements the curriculum, including assignment of teaching responsibilities, respective to the PA Program.
  • Serves as the liaison between the Dean and Executive Committee of the College and the PA program faculty.
  • Provides leadership and mentorship for the program faculty as defined by the Dean. This includes reviewing faculty examination questions and lectures, faculty evaluations of course teaching on a quarterly basis, course evaluations and action plans in conjunction with course coordinators on a quarterly basis.
  • Provides opportunity for, and assists each member of the faculty in, achieving optimal professional development in teaching, research, scholarship, and professional service.
  • Directly supervises the Medical Director and Administrative Assistants to include hiring, training, development, motivation, and performance management.
  • Maintains an open-door policy and all faculty should feel free to discuss any concerns regarding their positions and the College as needed.
  • Conducts monthly PA program faculty meetings.
  • Recruits and retains faculty. Serves as the Chair of the faculty Search Committee or appoints designee and is responsible for interviewing all faculty candidates.
  • Meets regularly with community partners to expand clinical sites for students and collaborate for enhanced education of students.
  • Manages budget for the program.
  • Participates in community and professional/association activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements of the position include:
  • Minimum of a master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program.
  • Minimum of three years of full-time higher education experience at the time of appointment.
  • Eligible for PA licensure in the state of Kentucky.
  • Must hold current or emeritus NCCPA certification status
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication problem-solving, and customer service skills required.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently while meeting required deadlines.
  • Proficient with the use of standard office applications and education management platforms on personal computers.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to hear and speak well enough to communicate with students, faculty, and staff face to face and via electronic communication.
This job description lists the major responsibilities of the job title listed. By no means is the job limited only to the responsibilities listed. Cooperation between employees is expected during periods of heavier than normal workloads and revisions to these duties on either a temporary or permanent basis is possible.
The Sullivan University System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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