Program Director

Gannon University


Erie, PA


6 months ago


March 1, 2024
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The Gannon University Physician Assistant Department located at the Erie, Pennsylvania campus seeks a Program Director. The appointment for this 12-month position begins July 1, 2024 or upon hire. Gannon seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Gannon University faculty work collaboratively with colleagues, deliver instruction, advise students, engage in scholarship, and participate in service. The Physician Assistant Program at the Erie, Pennsylvania campus has a longstanding history of educating outstanding physician assistants who impact patients’ lives every day. Established more than 40 years ago, the Gannon University Physician Assistant Program is committed to health, education, advocacy, and leadership. The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of education to students, administration of the program, including adherence to ARC-PA Standards of Accreditation, policies and procedures, and the continued evolution of the Physician Assistant Program including preparing motivated students intellectually, professionally, and personally. The successful candidate will provide effective leadership including, but not limited to, responsibility for communication, ongoing program planning and assessment, and fiscal management, The individual will participate in curriculum development and provide didactic and laboratory instruction. Release time will be available to support the administrative functions of the position. Candidates must be able to support the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of a minimum of three years of full-time higher education experience, including demonstrated evidence of effectiveness in teaching and advising, including curriculum development, scholarship, and a commitment to service. Candidates must possess strong communication, leadership, problem solving, and organization skills. The successful candidate must have a master’s degree and must be a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program. Candidates must hold current or emeritus National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification and hold or be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure as a PA. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions. A doctoral degree is preferred.

Gannon University is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie. Erie is a regional tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are located within a two-hour drive from campus. The Physician Assistant Department at our Erie, Pennsylvania campus is housed within the School of Medical Sciences in the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences. Learn more about the college on our website.


Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references with application. Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Gannon University visit