Program Director of Physician Assistant Studies

Pace University College of Health Professions
January 13, 2020
Pleasantville, New York
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Program Director of Physician Assistant Studies – Pleasantville

Faculty Position – Non-Tenure Track


Pace University College of Health Professions invites applications for the position of Director of the Physician Assistant - Pleasantville Program, at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor.

The Program Director is responsible for the overall planning, direction, and management of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies - Pleasantville Program. The Program Director will serve as the Program’s strategic, academic, and operational leader by guiding the faculty in program development, accreditation-related activities, curriculum, administration, teaching, research, and service. The Program Director will serve as an advocate for the program within the medical, academic, local and rural health communities.

CHP is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.  Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.


Among the Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide for effective organization and administration of all aspects of the program’s operation and fiscal management, including human resource (search, hiring, orientation and performance assessment of faculty and staff).
  • Provide for continuous review, analysis and modification of all aspects of the program’s operation to ensure attainment of the College of Health Profession’s (CHP) Mission, Vision and Goals and compliance with ARC-PA standards.
  • Provide oversight and execution of the continuous review, analysis and modification of the Physician Assistant Program - Pleasantville to ensure compliance with ARC-PA Standards and with NYS Office of Professions regulations for physician assistant education.
  • Provide oversight of the program’s participation in the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) accreditation process.
  • Oversee the Program’s Self-study process including the evaluation, assessment and revision, of program operation and curriculum.
  • Oversee the identification of clinical affiliates, clinical site development and monitoring.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the CHP Dean.


Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum development and revision.
  • Classroom and laboratory instruction.
  • Assessment development, mapping and revision.
  • Inter-professional education.
  • Academic and professionalism advising.


Qualifications Required:

  • Program Director must be a PA and hold a minimum of a master’s degree
  • At least of three years of full-time higher education experience at the time of appointment.
  • Current or emeritus NCCPA certification status
  • Knowledge about PA program organization, administration, fiscal management, continuous programmatic review and analysis, program planning, development, and the overall accreditation process.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience, with strong communication, proactive problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Experience in contributing to teaching/administration of an accredited PA program.


This position offers a generous benefits package, including a competitive salary, paid CME and paid CME time off, and an academic rank commensurate with experience.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


About the College of Health Professions

Established in 2010, the College of Health Professions at Pace University offers a broad range of programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. It is the College’s goal to create innovative and complex programs that reflect the changing landscape of the health care system. These programs are designed to prepare graduates for impactful careers in health care practice, health-related research, or as educators, and equip graduates to work in health policy and global health fields. Students in clinical programs receive hands-on training in the College’s Interprofessional Center for Health Care Simulation and have the opportunity to apply their developing skills in real-world settings at many of the regions' leading clinical facilities. The College is currently comprised of several growing and important areas of study, which include Nursing, Physician Assistant, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, and Health Science.

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