Full-time, Tenured, Tenure-track, Non tenure-track
Higher Education Institution
Academic/Faculty, Medical - Clinical, Physical Sciences
Are you ready to move into a position of leadership in PA education? With established clinical partners who guarantee our clinical rotations, an experienced faculty and continuing ARC-PA accreditation through 2027, this is an excellent opportunity for a PA educator who is ready to take the next step and become a Program Director!
The University of Wisconsin La Crosse Physician Assistant (PA) Program in partnership with Gundersen Health System, Marshfield Clinic Health System and the Mayo Clinic Health System invites interested PAs and physicians to apply for the position of Program Director. We are a well-established program with a small class size and 100% PANCE pass rate for the past eleven years. The quad-partnership provides for excellent clinical training provided by the Gundersen Health System, Marshfield Clinic Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System. The PA Program is one of six fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in the Health Professions Department.
The Program Director position is either Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) or Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor (Instructional Academic Staff). Candidates with a PhD (or equivalent) will be considered for a tenure-track appointment.
Primary responsibilities of the Program Director include managing the day-to-day operations of the program, managing the program finances, facilitating program assessment and strategic planning, providing positive representation for the program in a variety of settings (university, professional, community), and maintaining excellent relationships with our clinical partners. The position also includes teaching in areas of clinical expertise and program need, scholarship, and professional development.
Candidates for the position must have a minimum of a master’s degree in PA studies (or equivalent) with current NCCPA certification and eligibility for WI licensure or have an MD or DO degree, board certification with eligibility for WI licensure. A minimum of 2 academic years of higher education experience in a PA program or similar health professional graduate-level program is required. Additional requirements include a minimum of 1 year of full-time clinical work experience (or equivalent), excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well within a collaborative multi-institutional program. Applicants must have knowledge of current issues affecting PA education and practice. Clinical work experience with a PA is required for physician candidates. Candidates (doctoral degree or equivalent) seeking a tenure-track appointment must possess the ability to establish and sustain a program of independent scholarship.
Other desirable qualities of applicants include a history of demonstrated effective leadership in PA education and/or the PA profession, previous administrative and organizational experience (clinical and/or higher education), experience with the ARC-PA accreditation process, clinical experience beyond the required 1 year, higher education experience beyond the required 2 years and PA education experience encompassing student education, advising, curriculum design and program evaluation.
The successful applicant will also demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity, inclusive excellence, and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Appointment: Full-time (1.0 FTE), Annual appointment and salary. Starting Date: May 15, 2019. Application Deadline: Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. First review will be March 4, 2019.
Questions: Please email or call Pat Campbell, PA-C, Chair Search and Screen Committee, 4051 Health Science Center, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601, email@example.com (email) 608.785.5067 (office) 608.785.8460 (fax).
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
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The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.