PAEA Announces Request for Proposals for the Assessment Editor in Chief Position

PAEA is seeking proposals from active PA educators at member programs for the position of Assessment Editor in Chief. This role will oversee editorial operations of PAEA Assessment publications and lead the newly formed Assessment Advisory Board.

The selected Assessment Editor in Chief will ensure high-quality exam development and production processes. They will also collaborate with the Assessment Advisory Board to maintain a timely assessment production schedule and drive innovation in the field.

“We are excited to open this leadership opportunity to the PA community,” said PAEA Chief Experience Officer, Olivia Ziegler, PA. “The Assessment Editor in Chief will shape the future of PAEA Assessment publications and contribute to the advancement of PA education.”

Outgoing Editor in Chief Kim Cavanagh, DHSc, PA-C, who has been involved in PAEA Assessment for two decades, brought a wealth of experience to the position. With a solid reputation as an assessment expert, Dr. Cavanagh will remain on as the outgoing Editor in Chief for two quarters to assist in onboarding and mentoring the new editor.

Qualified applicants should have expertise in assessment and a deep understanding of PA education. Preference will be given to applicants who have had extensive experience with a PAEA Exam Development Board. Compensation for the position is $4,000 per quarter, with travel expenses covered by PAEA for required meetings.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a summary document highlighting qualifications, a list of two references, and a one-page proposal outlining your vision for the future of the PAEA Assessment program. The proposal deadline is June 19, 2023.

Read the full position description here.

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact Lynn Heitzman at