Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Categories: Faculty / Physician
Department: Physician Assistant Studies
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
The School of Health Professions invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies. The Chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies reports directly to the Dean of the School of Health Professions and is responsible for the overall supervision and direction of the department’s academic program, clinical activities and research enterprise. The Chair has a full-time, 12 month appointment as a faculty member in the School of Health Professions and will work collaboratively with university administrators, other health professions chairs, faculty and staff. Applicants must hold a medical degree or a degree in physician assistant studies with an earned doctoral degree (or equivalent) in a related field. Applicants must have appropriate licensure to be eligible to engage in clinical practice. Applicants should also have significant clinical experience as well as involvement in higher education administrative leadership roles. Applicants must provide evidence of leadership ability, fiscal management skills, personnel management, as well as scholarly achievement. The most competitive applicants will be expected to have a successful and nationally recognized research program with a record of extramural funding and high quality research publications. It is preferred that research programs and interests be focused in the clinical research arena with an emphasis on translational/patient-oriented research. Applicants should be qualified for appointment within the School of Health Professions at the level of either Associate Professor or Professor. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.
Applicants should submit a letter of intent, complete curriculum vitae, brief research summary and contact information, including e-mail addresses of three references.
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