Monday, October 15th, 2018

Program Director & Department Chair - New Physician Assistant Master's Program

Huntington University
Job Description
Huntington University seeks qualified candidates to be the inaugural Program Director and Department Chair for the Physician Assistant Master’s Program. The successful candidate will lead the development of a new physician assistant program in a university that enjoys a fine reputation. The program will be housed on the campus of Huntington University in Huntington, IN.   The program director will help create a first class learning environment that results in graduates’ successful practice.  The PA program will complement high-quality undergraduate nursing, pre-med and occupational therapy assistant programs and graduate OTD program.

Candidates must have a strong personal Christian commitment within evangelical Protestantism, an understanding of the relationship of faith and professional practice, a commitment to stewardship and a strong desire to serve others.   PA or physician licensure (or eligibility for licensure in Indiana) and evidence of clinical practice and research activities in professional health care organizations are required.  The candidate must also have a commitment to developing a physician assistant practice curriculum based on the mission of the University that exemplifies Christian ethics, compassion and service and must demonstrate successful teaching and curriculum development experience in higher education. 

Key areas of responsibility include recruiting and hiring faculty; overseeing the development of the PA program philosophy, objectives and goals, curriculum plan, course offerings and other materials; developing program policies and procedures; leading the program’s accreditation process through ARC-PA;  leading the ongoing development of the department; and working with University administration to develop the PA facilities. 
Huntington University is a Christian university and seeks applicants committed to its evangelical Christian mission, faith-learning integration, and liberal arts education.  For more information, see:
Benefits include TIAA, medical, life and disability insurance, and traditional undergraduate tuition remission for dependents.  Huntington University is an equal opportunity employer.  The University is committed to building a stronger multi-cultural campus climate and enthusiastically encourages women and ethnically diverse candidates to apply. The Huntington University faculty application form may be found at:
A cover letter, curriculum vitae, application form, and the names and contact information for three references should be sent to .  Review of applicants will begin on September 28th, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.  Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Ann McPherren, Assistant to the President for Program Development, at
Huntington University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.  Huntington University is located in northeast Indiana with its main campus in the city of Huntington, Indiana, a community of about 20,000.  The university also operates a nationally recognized Occupational Therapy program in Fort Wayne and has a growing location in Peoria, AZ. , The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, Indiana Department of Education, the Council on Social Work Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.  It has memberships in numerous educational alliances including the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
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