PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MASTER IN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES PROGRAM
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
MASTER IN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES PROGRAM
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for the position of Program Director for the Master in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program. We seek a dynamic and visionary program leader with a passion for education, teaching excellence, learning, and innovation. The MPAS Program Director will be responsible for planning and overseeing the program’s mission, which is to prepare a diverse, dynamic workforce of competent and compassionate graduate-level health care professionals qualified to practice collaboratively in primary care and specialty interprofessional teams, serve their communities, and advance the physician assistant profession.
The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining accreditation standards, program organization, administration, fiscal management, programmatic planning, continuous review, and quality improvement and analysis. In addition, the qualified candidate will be responsible for identifying appropriate clinical sites, , and interacting with the Medical Director, principal instructional faculty, and staff in all activities that directly relate to the MPAS Program. The MPAS Program Director will work collaboratively with the Associate Dean for the MPAS Program to recruit, retain, and develop faculty and staff with skills and abilities appropriate to their positions. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and will be supportive of a college culture grounded on collaboration and team-oriented leadership with active participation in departmental as well as in college and university-wide committees and meetings. Organizational responsibilities include curriculum development, teaching, faculty development, orientation and student events, collaboration with university support resources for communications and marketing, admissions, financial aid, registrar’s office, and student affairs. The MPAS Program Director will serve as the primary advocate for the program at all levels of FIU and HWCOM, for the greater physician assistant profession, and in the community including philanthropic efforts.
Minimum qualifications include a master’s level degree, current or emeritus certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, an active Florida Physician Assistant (PA) license (or be eligible to obtain a Florida Physician Assistant license at the time of hire), at least three (3) years of higher education experience, and relevant clinical experience.
Preferred qualifications include a strong record of teaching, service, and scholarship; evidence of previous leadership roles in continuous quality improvement and accreditation standards; involvement with academic strategic planning, curriculum planning, fiscal management, programmatic planning, program administration, faculty recruitment, program development, evaluation and continuous review. Establish effective collaborations within departments at University and extended community stakeholders. An ability to actively enhance and lead a culture that values diverse views and perspectives is highly desirable.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 526935 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and attach letter of interest and curriculum vitae in a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references (previous supervisors) who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by June 25, 2022. Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.