Director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program

Director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program

TITLE:  Director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program

DEPARTMENT: Physician Assistant Program



ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Wagner College is seeking applications for a Director of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program. The candidate would be expected to: provide effective leadership and management of the Physician Assistant program; be knowledgeable about and responsible for the program: organization, administration, fiscal management, continuous programmatic review and analysis, planning, development, completion of ARC-PA required documents and adherence to the standards and ARC-PA policies; supervise the medical director, principal faculty, instructional faculty and staff in all activities that directly relate to the PA program.

The Physician Assistant program is a full-time, five-year program. The PA program consists of a two-year pre-PA curriculum focusing on prerequisites to entry into the PA Program followed by the three professional years of the PA Program. Successful completion of the PA Program leads to the BS/MS in Advanced PA Studies and eligibility to take the national certifying examination leading to the title of Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C). Wagner College also offers a graduate program for the practicing PA wishing to obtain the MS degree.  This program for the practicing PA culminates in the MS degree in Advanced PA Studies.

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The program director must be a PA (with a minimum of a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies or a physician. If the program director is a PA, s/he must hold current NCCPA certification and a current New York State Physician Assistant License. If the program director is a physician, s/he must hold current licensure as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in New York State and must be certified by an ABMS- or AOA approved specialty board. The successful candidate must have at least five years of experience as an principal faculty member in an ARC-PA accredited program. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately. Knowledgeable about physician assistant program responsibilities as dictated by Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Successful leadership as a program director in a physician assistant program is preferred.

To Apply: Direct Letters of Interest and c.v.s to:

Dr. Jeffrey Kraus, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Wagner College

1 Campus Road

Staten Island, New York 10301

or with the subject line “Physician Assistant Program Director”

Located in a diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner values campus diversity (domestic and international) and in keeping with this initiative, it welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.

Wagner College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The review of applications will begin immediately.