Business Unit: College of Allied Health Professions
Department: Physician Assistant 50000728
Reg-Temp: Full-Time Regular
The Program Director serves as the chief administrative officer and principal representative of the program at the campus, state, and national levels, and is responsible for establishing program strategic priorities, curricular oversight, ensuring continuous accreditation, and recruitment, retention, development and evaluation of the program faculty. Other responsibilities include fiscal oversight of the program, campus service, scholarly activity, and teaching, commensurate with the applicant’s areas of expertise and interest. The Program Director reports to the Dean of the College of Allied Health Professions.
This position will be located at either Omaha or Kearney, NE based on the new hires preference.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Physician Assistant program and hold current NCCPA certification and be eligible for licensure in the state of Nebraska, or hold licensure as an allopathic or osteopathic physician certified by an AMBS or AOA approved specialty board.
Physician Assistant applicants must hold a Master’s degree.
The position requires a high degree of emotional intelligence, accompanied by exceptional strategic planning, communication, and interpersonal skills.
A doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DMSc) or significant progress toward a doctoral degree is preferred.
The successful applicant will possess a record of successful leadership in a post-graduate academic faculty position, marked by a strong commitment to collaboration, innovation, diversity and inclusively, with an emphasis on academic and student success.
The ideal candidate will possess a recognized or emerging national reputation in academic physician assistant education and a record of scholarship.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country. ... Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.