Program Director Physician Assistant Program
Company: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: August 12, 2019
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601, United StatesPosted:
2019-08-07Position Title: Program Director Physician Assistant
ProgramCompany Name: University of Wisconsin - La CrosseSector:
MedicalJob Type: Full-timeJob Duration: IndefiniteMin Education:
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Exceptional Physician Assistant Program seeks dynamic individual to
pilot it into the future.
The University of Wisconsin La Crosse Physician Assistant (PA)
Program, in partnership with Gundersen Health System, Marshfield
Clinic Health System and the Mayo Clinic Health System, invites
interested PAs and physicians to apply for the position of Program
Director. We are a well-established program with an experienced
faculty, small class size, and 100% PANCE pass rate for the past
twelve years. The program is fully accredited through September
2027. The quad-partnership provides for excellent clinical
training, with guaranteed rotations for our students provided by
the Gundersen Health System, Marshfield Clinic Health System and
Mayo Clinic Health System. The PA Program is one of six fully
accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in the Health
The Program Director position is either Assistant/Associate
Professor (tenure track) or Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor
(Instructional Academic Staff). Candidates with a PhD (or
equivalent) will be considered for a tenure-track appointment.
Primary responsibilities of the Program Director include managing
the day-to-day operations of the program, managing the program
finances, facilitating program assessment and strategic planning,
providing positive representation for the program in a variety of
settings (university, professional, community), and maintaining
excellent relationships with our clinical partners. The position
also includes teaching in areas of clinical expertise and program
need, scholarship, and professional development.
Candidates for the position must have a minimum of a master's
degree in PA studies (or equivalent) with current NCCPA
certification and eligibility for WI licensure, or have an MD or DO
degree with current licensure and board certification. A minimum of
2 years of full-time clinical work experience (or equivalent) is
required. Additional requirements include excellent communication
and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well within a
collaborative multi-institutional program. The candidate must be
able to maintain excellent relationships with our clinical
partners, and to advocate / promote the PA Program within the
university, the clinical partner institutions, and the community.
Applicants must have knowledge of current issues affecting PA
education and practice. Clinical work experience with a PA is
required for physician applicants. Candidates (doctoral degree or
equivalent) seeking a tenure-track appointment must possess the
ability to establish and sustain a program of independent
Other desirable qualities of applicants include higher education
experience in a PA program or similar health professional
graduate-level program, a history of demonstrated effective
leadership in PA education and/or the PA profession, previous
administrative and organizational experience (clinical and/or
higher education), experience with the ARC-PA accreditation
process, clinical experience beyond the required 2 years, and PA
education experience encompassing student education, advising,
curriculum design and program evaluation.
The successful applicant will also demonstrate a commitment to
multiculturalism, diversity, inclusive excellence, and an ability
to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Appointment: Full-time (1.0 FTE), Annual appointment and
Application Deadline: Applications will continue to be accepted
until the position is filled. First review will be August 10,
Questions: Please email Amie Baumgartner, PA-C, Chair Search and
Screen Committee, 4044 Health Science Center, University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.
(email), 608-785-8479 (phone), 608.785.8460 (fax).
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.
For additional information about this position and to apply, please
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending
criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an
applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act,
UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or
conviction record. PI112697528
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