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South University, the right direction for a
Tuition Assistant Program
Long/Short Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Generous Paid Time Off
12 Paid Holidays
* includes domestic partner coverage
The Program Director is a member of the faculty (rank commensurate
with experience) who also holds an administrative appointment
related to managing the PA program. The Program Director is
responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the Physician
Assistant Program. It is expected that the Program Director
provides effective leadership towards ensuring the program
consistently meets program and Student Learning Outcomes and is in
compliance with ARC-PA Accreditation Standards.
The Program Director's responsibilities include
classroom instruction, day‐to‐day program
operations, assisting students toward successful program completion
and staffing the classroom with instructors who support the mission
of the University. The Program Director is co‐responsible with
the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs for the fiscal
well‐being of the program as it relates to education and
helping to maintain/grow enrollment.
The Program Director also participates in activities that promote
the stature of the Department and the campus and abides by the
mandates set by Education Management Corporation, the South
University Board of Trustees, University Chancellor, University
Vice President – Academic Affairs, Campus President, and the local
accreditation activities and assures full compliance with federal,
state, and accrediting body standards (ARC-PA, SACSCOC) and
regulations, as well as adhering to all policies and
and instruction in the PA program for a minimum of 8courses classes
per academic year including:
coordination of instruction for didactic courses.
Lecturing in areas
of clinical and/or professional expertise.
advising as a Small Group Facilitator, Student Advisor, and
facilitating remediation as needed.
and delivers instruction in alignment with the South University
continuous program evaluation and analysis, curriculum evaluation,
analysis and revision, and mission statement review.
for providing appropriate support for the accurate completion and
timely submission of internal/external reports (e.g., OSAIRS,
Accreditation, credentialing, course observations, and annual
Faculty/staff evaluations), programmatic fees and documentation,
and university processes as necessary.
faculty coordination by effectively managing coursework, clinical
site development, and workload of all PA program faculty through
demonstration of program organization according to the policies and
procedures of the University, supervising the daily operations,
which includes the recruiting/interviewing of faculty and
scheduling of instruction.
effective management and leadership through responsiveness to
issues related to personnel, strong communication skills, and
proactive problem solving with resolutions according to South
University policies and procedures.
development and planning with proper fiscal management in
collaboration with the Campus Leadership Team.
the program, program/department initiatives designed to achieve
student outcomes, and Campus/community relations.
professional/clinical experience to learning by continuing
professional/ clinical skills development, and introducing
professional/clinical perspective into courses.
student success by showing flexibility and exhibiting a passion for
teaching and students while ensuring a positive educational
expected or unexpected substantive change within the program and of
any change in institutional accreditation status or legal authority
to provide postsecondary education.
in service, community and campus relations, and scholarly
activities appropriate to the role of the Program
the Program Advisory Council (PAC) process including selecting
members and facilitating meetings at least twice per
in faculty development opportunities each year as required in the
areas of teaching and academic administration and advocates for
faculty professional development.
the operations of student professional organizations, as
appropriate by program.
In the absence of a
Department Chair for the PA program, the Program Director is
co-responsible, with the Dean of the College of Health Professions,
for accreditation activities on his/her campus which are normally
handled by the Department Chair.
minimum of 80% of time is devoted to academic and administrative
responsibilities in support of the PA program.
to university policies and performs instructional duties as
assigned and outlined in the job description and in accordance with
the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South University
consistently and eﬀectively with Supervisors, University
Administrators, Faculty, and other South University
the learning environment through keeping accurate records and
enforcing academic policies consistent with the University,
College/School, and Campus.
with other responsibilities as determined by the Campus Dean of
Academic Affairs, the Dean of the College of Health Professions,
and, if applicable, the Department Chair.
For graduate programs, a
terminal degree from a
institution in the
discipline to be taught,
with a concentration
in the teaching discipline
(minimum of 18 graduate semester
hours in the
least 3 years of full-time higher education experience at the time
of appointment is required.
Successful record of increasing responsibility or
project/initiative leadership within a university or industry
setting and prior management experience in higher education
or in another organization within the program director's
valid, and unencumbered PA state licensure and NCCPA certification
or emeritus status is required.
in a professional association tied to area of instruction
experience in PA Education and knowledge of current best practices
verbal and written communication skills including the ability to
build successful relationships with students, Faculty, and the
based skills (i.e., software, analytical, and report writing
skills) and experience with computerized learning management
work in the United States while performing all responsibilities of
the position for the University.
ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here
are representative of those an employee encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual
with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with
or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential
functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job,
the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in
person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic
means, move about the office or school, handle various types of
media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe
and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10
pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.
must be able to
out of the
in a variety of
University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity
as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate
success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse
environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can
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Required Education Master's Degree