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Interim Physician Assistant Program Director

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
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Dec 15, 2021

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Monmouth University

Interim Physician Assistant Program Director

Department: Physician Assistant Program

Position Summary:
Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Interim Physician Assistant Program Director to be filled immediately with an interim appointment until the full-time Program Director position is filled. This is a 12-month, full-time, interim administrative position reporting directly to the Dean of the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies.
A top-tier private university in one of the most desirable locations in the Northeast, Monmouth University is one of U.S. News & World Report's 2022 “Best Colleges” in the Regional Universities North category (ranked #18), is in The Princeton Review's “The Best 387 Colleges: 2022 Edition,” and is one of Money magazine's 2020 “Best Colleges.”

This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly qualified and dynamic leader in physician assistant studies to lead our faculty in the pursuit of distinction and excellence in the health sciences. With other outstanding graduate programs in speech-language pathology, clinical mental health counseling, and addiction studies as well as excellent doctoral programs in nursing and occupational therapy, Monmouth University has a vision to be a regional leader in the health sciences.

Monmouth University values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the University. Multilingual applicants from diverse, minority, or underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged. The University is seeking an Interim Program Director who will work collaboratively with the Dean and transdisciplinary team in the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, as well as internal and external partners, to help realize that vision.

The Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies has 38 full-time faculty, 14 staff, and close to 1000 students. The School offers undergraduate health studies, health promotion, health and physical education; master's physician assistant; doctoral occupational therapy; undergraduate, master's, and doctoral nursing programs; as well as post-master's and post-baccalaureate certificates and continuing education programs.

The Unterberg School's fully accredited Master of Science in Physician Assistant (PA) program is a full-time, 95-credit curriculum comprised of 28 months of coursework and supervised clinical practice experiences completed in 3-years time. The program admits a cohort of 30 students per year and has a 97% 5-year average first time taker pass rate on the national PA exam. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Monmouth University MS PA program.

The ideal candidate will embrace a program culture where students come first and clinical excellence is paramount. This candidate will:

  • Be responsible for the planning, implementation, and oversight of the academic program;
  • Be a team-oriented, collaborative decision-maker with effective communication and problem-solving skills;
  • Know how to manage a budget, recruit and hire faculty, ensure and maintain high academic standards and program quality;
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the professional community to continually maintain clinical sites; and
  • Understand fully the demands of maintaining ARC-PA accreditation.

    The Interim Program Director will work in a fully renovated building with dedicated space built to optimize teaching and learning. This includes the new 7,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art Linda Grunin Simulation Lab and Learning Center, a groundbreaking partnership between Monmouth University and Monmouth Medical Center that provides hands-on learning in a realistic, hi-tech simulation environment.

    This position offers a highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

    For additional information about the program, please go to:

    Required Degree, License or Certifications:
    Master's degree

    Required Skills or Software:
    Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs in order to successfully complete assigned tasks, Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately

    Required Years of Experience: 3

    Other Requirements:
    Must be a physician assistant with a master’s degree or higher in physician assistant studies or related field.

    Current or emeritus National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification and physician assistant license-eligible in the State of New Jersey.

    Three years of full-time higher education experience at the time of appointment.

    Knowledgeable about physician assistant program director responsibilities required by Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Successful leadership as a program director in a physician assistant program.

    Service as an accreditation site visitor for ARC-PA.

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    Posting Date: 12/14/2021
    Closing Date:

    Located along New Jersey's northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,700 students in nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including three doctoral programs.

    Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

    Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University's 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Edison Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which hosts more than half of the University's student-athletes.

    A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park's legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ community. Enjoy Red Bank's lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch's redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

    Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review's “The Best 382 Colleges,” and Money magazine's “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

    Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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