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University of La Verne

Director, Physician Assistant Program & Professor of Practice...

Job Description Summary:
The program director must be assigned to the program on a 12-month full time basis and at least 80% of that time must be devoted to academic and administrative responsibilities in support of the program and 20% of time may be spent teaching courses.

The program director must supervise the medical director, principal and instructional faculty and staff in activities that directly relate to the PA program.

Specific Duties:

Minimum Qualifications:
• A current PA license is required.
• PA and PA-C (current or emeritus)
• Three years of full-time higher education experience at the time of appointment.
• Current or emeritus NCCPA certification status.
• The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in management in a higher education setting and must be either NCCPA or board-certified MD/DO.
• The ideal candidate will have documented academic PA program teaching experience as a principal program faculty, and at least five years clinical and/or academic experience as a PA or MD/DO.
• Clear understanding of ARC-PA Standards (v.4 and v5)
• Understanding of program self-study process
• Experience with data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Preferred Qualifications:
The program director must provide effective leadership by exhibiting:
• responsiveness to issues related to personnel,
• strong communication skills, and proactive problem solving
The program director must be knowledgeable about and responsible for:
• program organization,
• program administration,
• fiscal management of the program,
• continuous programmatic review and analysis,
• program planning,
• program development,
• completion of ARC-PA required documents, and
• adherence to the Standards and ARC-PA policies.
Location: La Verne Main Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

La Verne CA United States


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