Director of Physician Assistant Program 5125BR Institute of Health Sciences and Technology CHST Physician Assistant Program
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track Faculty Discipline: Faculty Rank: Associate Professor, Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 01-Jul-2020
Department/College Description THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY: The College of Health Sciences and Technology is the center for both clinically-related and biomedical research-based innovative, flexible programs to meet both present and future needs of the health care system. As a community of dedicated faculty and staff, it is committed to diversity and student centeredness with the intention to deliver high quality education consistent with the mission of RIT. Building on a foundation of liberal arts and basic sciences, students will gain advanced knowledge in theoretical science and practical applications in experiential learning environments. These experiences will prepare students to serve humanity as practitioners, scientists, and leaders through their contribution to, and the provision of, high quality patient care, healthcare service, and/or applied translational biomedical research.
Detailed Job Description This is a twelve-month, tenure-track position. The Director of the Physician Assistant Program is responsible for the administration and operation of the Program in compliance with the requirements of the University and the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). Details about all aspects of the program may be found at https://www.rit.edu/healthsciences/study/physician-assistant-bs-ms.
The Program Director is responsible for the following: ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES/ INSTRUCTION
Overseeing the program's organization and administration, providing effective leadership and management.
Provide knowledge, insight, and overall responsibility for the accreditation process and maintaining compliance with the Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education.
Maintain continuous review and approval of program content and course sequencing.
Actively participate in teaching.
Oversee fiscal management as it relates to daily and long range planning and development.
Maintain overall responsibility for the overall planning and development of the program.
Facilitate student recruitment, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and the College of Health Sciences and Technology.
Oversee and coordinate all student academic advisement in collaboration with the CHST Assistant Dean's office staff.
Provide effective leadership and strategic direction with transparent communication with faculty, staff, and students.
Responsible for conducting performance appraisals and Plan of Work exercises for faculty and staff development.
Responsible for overseeing the PA Program Advisory Board and PA Admissions Committee.
Oversee and coordinate the program admission process, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions.
Provide instruction, guidance, and support to Program staff and adjunct faculty who coordinate, supervise, instruct, and evaluate all students.
Provide supervision/mentorship to the Medical Director, faculty, and staff in all activities directly relating to the PA Program.
Oversee process to determine student awards and Program, University, and community events.
PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
Maintain professional certification and registration.
Participate in scholarly activities in keeping with University/College expectations.
Participate in local, regional, and/or national professional organizations and attend meetings when possible.
Maintain current clinical expertise.
Maintain contact with local professional medical community.
Participate in program meetings; recruitment, admission, and graduation events.
Participate in committee assignments, at the programmatic, College, and University level (when possible and applicable).
Voluntary community activities are strongly encouraged
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Must have a minimum of 5 years experience as faculty and administrator in an accredited PA program.
Certified graduate of an accredited program in Physician Assistant.
Current professional certification and New York State licensure (or eligibility).
Five years of clinical experience.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level Masters-Other
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution
How To Apply Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty Search:5125BR. Please submit the following: your online application; cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position; a curriculum vitae, and upload the following attachments:
The names and contact information of three references.
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.
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