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Program Director Physician Assistant Program

Apply now Job no: 496215
Department: Arts & Science College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No


Job Title:

Program Director Physician Assistant Program

Job Summary:

This is an exciting opportunity to be the inaugural Director of Miami University’s new Physician Assistant program. The position is a full-time, twelve-month, administrative appointment and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Science. The initial appointment will be for a term ending June 30, 2025. The appointment also includes a twelve-month faculty appointment in the Physician Assistant program.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a dynamic new program that will be part of Miami’s Boldly Creative expansion of health care education. The Physician Assistant program is scheduled to be housed in a new $90M Clinical Health Sciences Building and will admit students to the program for the Fall of 2021. The Director will have the opportunity to build and expand partnerships with our Nursing program, the Mallory Wilson Center for Healthcare Education, and strong graduate programs in cognate areas.


 Program Director responsibilities include:

  • Providing strong, mission-focused leadership for the creation and establishment of the educational program in compliance with accreditation standards, institutional policies, and professional practice competencies.
  • Leading the development, approval, and implementation of program policies and procedures that align with institutional policies and procedures and ensure best educational practices and compliance with external regulatory agencies.
  • Supervising the development and maintenance of program curriculum, utilizing learning strategies that facilitate successful student outcomes.
  • Demonstrating leadership for the program, the College of Arts & Science and Miami University through committee assignments, faculty governance, inter-professional collaborations, and professional organizations.
  • Participating in sustainable fiscal management of the program by determining program needs, submitting budget requests, and managing resources effectively.
  • Recruiting and supervising an outstanding faculty including a Medical Director, Principal Faculty, Instructors, Part-time faculty, Guest lecturers as well as clerical and support staff, and student employees.
  • Supervising on-going assessment processes, utilizing data for evidence-based program expansion and improvement.
  • Leading the institution’s program accreditation efforts and maintaining program accreditation requirements.
  • Coordinating and providing leadership to ensure high-quality advising and timely academic progression of students.
  • Participating in program instruction, clinical practice, as compatible with administrative role and faculty position.
  • Performing related activities as required/directed.
Minimum Qualifications:

The terms of the faculty appointment will depend on education and experience.  Minimum requirements for the position are:

  • NCCPA-certified Physician Assistant;
  • Master’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program;
  • Licensure in Ohio or ability to obtain Ohio licensure within twelve month of appointment;
  • at least three years of teaching experience in an accredited Physician Assistant program;
  • Leadership in Physician Assistant program. 

Those who meet the minimum qualifications are eligible for appointment as an Assistant Teaching Professor.  Appointment at advanced rank (associate or full) requires credentials demonstrating at least 5 years of high-quality teaching and service in a Physician Assistant program.

Those who possess a PhD in a health-related field may be eligible for appointment as a tenure –track Assistant Professor.  Appointment at advanced rank with tenure requires at a minimum an established clinical research program and credentials demonstrating at least 5 years of high-quality teaching and service in a Physician Assistant program.  Appointment with tenure requires a positive review and recommendation of candidate’s credentials by a cognate committee established by the Dean of the College of Arts and Science.

This position is available to persons who are currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis.  (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.)

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates who have experience in the development and successful accreditation of a Physician Assistant Program.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit letter of interest that addresses administrative experience, curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching effectiveness and PA program management.  Letters of recommendation from references listed in application will be requested.  Background check required.  Direct inquiries to Dr. Michael Crowder at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin October 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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