Program Director, MSPA

University of New England
March 18, 2023
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Position Type Faculty

Faculty Track Clinical Position Title Program Director, MSPA Employment Status Full Time Months 12 Campus Portland, ME Description

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program Director provides leadership and vision to advance the mission of the University of New England (UNE) PA program, preparing masters level primary care Physician Assistants educated in all aspects of healthcare to include geriatrics, health promotion, disease prevention and public health practice. Special emphasis is placed on training clinicians prepared to provide primary care to rural and urban underserved populations. The Director of the Physician Assistant program is a full time 12 month position reporting directly to the Dean of the Westbrook College of Health Professions.


  • Academic Departmental Administration, including oversight of the Masters in Physician Assistant curriculum, didactic course scheduling/planning, clinical year operations
  • Teaching in the didactic and clinical phases of the program in areas of expertise as time allows
  • Timely completion of ARC-PA documents, oversight of the ongoing program assessment, and adherence to the ARC-PA standards and policies to assure continued ARC-PA accreditation
  • Mentorship and development of Faculty and Professional Staff
  • Manage faculty workload and assign teaching schedules to meet student needs consistent with college and university policy.
  • Collaborative program planning and development
  • Supervision of the medical director, principle and instructional faculty and staff in activities that directly relate to the PA program.
  • Fostering a strong student-centered approach
  • Management of Financial/Resource for all PA Department Affairs
  • Oversight of the Prospective Student Admissions Process to the Masters PA Program
  • Ability to Build a Collaborative Team and Engage in Interprofessional Cross-Disciplinary Work
  • Advocacy for the PA Program to the College, University and Community
  • Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an Accredited institution, or equivalent
  • Eligibility for certification as a Physician Assistant in Maine
  • Current or emeritus NCCPA certification status.
  • A Ph.D, Ed.D. or other relevant doctorate is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years full-time teaching experience in a higher education academic faculty position or equivalent teaching experience.
  • Previous or current experience as a clinically practicing physician assistant.
  • PA program administrative experience (e.g. clinical coordination, academic coordination, assessment coordination) experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of or participation in the ARC-PA accreditation process strongly preferred.
  • EEO Statement Summary

    Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

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    In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not fully vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

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    Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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