Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Physician Assistant Program in the School of Health Professions at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking candidates for the position of Program Chair/Director. The position is a tenure-track, 12-month Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor position, offering a competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will:
Demonstrate high skills in administration, teaching, research, clinical experience and a record of scholarship.
Commit to the concepts of interdisciplinary teamwork and increasing the diversity of the program’s faculty and student body.
Oversee and develop program curricula, policies and procedures, teach, manage budgets, secure faculty hiring, and evaluate/mentor the program’s faculty.
Provide leadership for growing the program. Successfully managing the ARC-PA process will be a major responsibility and priority.
Work closely with the Physician Assistant Program faculty and staff, the Dean and Associate Deans of the School of Health Professions, and university-wide faculty and staff.
Report directly to the Dean of the School of Health Professions.
Eligible for or holds a Physician Assistant license in the State of New York.
Doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, ScD).
Must possess current NCCPA credential.
Demonstrate expertise with leadership and management.
A minimum of 3-years of full time higher education experience required.
A minimum of 5-years of clinical experience in physician assistant practice.
Clinical expertise in any areas of physician assistant practice will be considered.
Grant writing and acquisition preferred.
Ability to mentor students through directed clinical/community research or program development projects consistent with a line of scholarly work. Preference may be given to candidates with an established line of scholarly research.
Ability to mentor and advise faculty.
Experience using contemporary instructional technologies to deliver curricula, including distance learning modalities.
Experience using management systems to support teaching.
Active involvement and/or leadership role in local, state, or national professional organization is required.
Extensive knowledge and experience with ARC-PA guidelines.
Organization and program planning skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Days Variable; Hours Variable
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.