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Program Director Physician Assistant Program

Company: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Job Description:

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: Master's Degree

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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 Professions Department.

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 scholarship.

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 salary.

Application Deadline: Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. First review will be August 10, 2019.

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), (phone), (fax).

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit

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.

Keywords: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse , Program Director Physician Assistant Program, Healthcare , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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