Department: McQueary College of Health & Human Services Administration
Pay Grade: Unclassified
Posting Number: 20190052FTF
The Department Head is responsible for administering an academic department within a college which may include and is not limited to, faculty recruitment and development, faculty evaluation, program development, program review, curriculum development, student advisement, departmental budgeting and budget control, class schedule planning, and general supervision of the teaching, research, and service and related scholarly activities of the department.
Description of Primary Duties:
The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment with overall responsibility for: administration of the Physician Assistant program, curriculum evaluation and development/program development; student admissions, advisement and evaluation; faculty mentoring in research and teaching, faculty and staff supervision and evaluation; development activities; general outreach activities; and teaching, research, and service. The department head assures program compliance with the criteria for accreditation and is accountable for program administration, including budget and resource management.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Department Head are prescribed by the College Dean in concert with guidance from the Provost. A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment is required.
The position requires a minimum of an earned master's degree and current or emeritus NCCPA Certification Status, or be a credentialed physician. Additionally, the position requires at least 3 years of experience in higher education, relevant clinical experience; eligible for Missouri PA licensure; sustained record of scholarship including peer-reviewed publications; commitment to obtaining and managing grants and other external funding; record of teaching excellence.
Successful candidates must present: *Credentials for appointment to Associate or Full Professor level including a distinguished record of teaching, service, and scholarship meriting the rank of associate or full professor with tenure
*Evidence of previous effective university administration or leadership roles
*Involvement with academic strategic planning, curriculum planning, faculty recruitment, development and evaluation, fundraising, student recruitment and retention, program assessment and budget and resource management
*Demonstrated interest in providing quality educational programs and innovation in education/training of physician assistant students
*Experience with PA accreditation
*Experience mentoring faculty and students
*Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to lead a team toward goal achievement
*Experience working with multiple constituencies and the experience or potential to build effective collaborations with the department, as well as with the University and community
*Ability to lead through democratic team building and promote cohesiveness and a culture that values diverse views and perspectives
*Demonstrated knowledge and understating of multicultural diversity issues
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The First Date of Consideration is September 13, 2019, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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