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  • Opening Date: 2022-05-25
  • Job Opening Id: 526935
  • College/Division: Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Department: COM Humanities Hlth and Soc

Job Information

 

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

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.

Desired Qualifications

 

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.

Advertised Salary

Commensuate with experience 

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

 

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

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.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and 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, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

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