Program Director

Methodist University


Fayetteville, NC


23 days ago


June 1, 2023
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Methodist University

College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Position Announcement

Director for the Physician Assistant Program

The Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies invites applications for the position of Director for the Physician Assistant program. The PA department seeks an experienced director to provide leadership for all aspects of the Master of Medical Science degree in PA studies. This position is a tenure-track, 12-month position and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS). Academic rank and salary are commensurate with level of education, as well as professional and academic experience.  


Responsibilities include:

• Manage the planning, implementation, and oversight of the academic program

• Oversee the recruitment, hiring, and development of qualified faculty and staff to meet the goals of the program

• Recruitment of adjunct faculty to support the educational goals of the program

• Oversee and direct student advisement and remediation processes

• Manage faculty annual reviews, workload, and career development

• Oversee and direct curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation

• Maintain the well-established relationship with the local community to support clinical sites and establish new clinical sites/clinical affiliations

• Oversee student progress and outcomes during clinical and didactic years

• Engage in teaching, service, and scholarship activities

• Oversee the program’s self-study process and ARC-PA accreditation

• Adhere to ARC-PA standards and policies

• Supervise all program faculty and staff, including the medical director

• Manage the program budget

• Engage with program alumni and other stakeholders

• Participate in interprofessional education with other departments within the CHSHS

• Maintain academic appointments and/or assignments comparable to other institutional faculty (i.e., committee appointments, university faculty meetings, etc.)

• Perform other related duties as assigned for the success of the PA program

Qualifications for this position include:

• Master’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program

• Minimum of three years of clinical experience

• Minimum of three years of higher education experience with successful teaching

• Current certification by NCCPA

• Licensed in North Carolina as a Physician Assistant or eligible to seek and gain licensure

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with teaching and curriculum development in a PA program

• Leadership experience in a PA program

• Experience with the ARC-PA accreditation process

Methodist University’s Physician Assistant program is a fully accredited, seven-semester graduate program with an enrollment of 40 students each year (aggregate enrollment 120). The program graduated its first cohort of 4 students in 1998 and since have graduated over 650 PA’s. The program is a full-time, 136 credit curriculum comprised of 27 months of didactic coursework and supervised clinical practice experiences. The program has a 95% five-year average first time taker pass rate on the PANCE. The program is housed on the main university campus with a three-building complex dedicated solely to the program, including an anatomy laboratory for cadaver dissection. The program’s mission is to develop competent clinicians within a supportive, engaging, culturally diverse environment which fosters spiritual, academic, and social growth. Our graduates will become integrated into communities striving for excellence in healthcare through compassion, professionalism, and lifelong learning. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Methodist University Physician Assistant Program. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2027. For more information about the program, including a virtual tour, click here:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, qualified applicants are invited to submit the following: 1) letter of intent, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy statement, 4) transcripts, 5) contact information for three references, and 6) concise equity and diversity statement about teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population.

For inquiries, contact Trey Hoyt, PhD, Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services, All applications should be submitted through

Methodist University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages members of traditionally under-represented groups to apply. Methodist University reserves the right to authenticate credentials and to consult public records prior to extending employment offers.