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Program Director – Physician Assistant/Faculty (Rank TBD) – Physician Assistant – Fort Lauderdale – 999092

Job Number: 505128

Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits

Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

Department: Master of Medical Science – FTL

Categories: Faculty – Health Professions

About Us:

We are excited that you are considering joining Nova Southeastern University!

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was founded in 1964, and is a not-for-profit, independent university with a reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Nova Southeastern University offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent medical and dental plans and much more. NSU cares about the health and welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors and is a tobacco-free university.

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Job Title:
Program Director – Physician Assistant/Faculty (Rank TBD) – Physician Assistant – Fort Lauderdale – 999092

Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

Work Type:
Full Time with Full Benefits

Job Category:

Hiring Range:
Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?:

Essential Job Functions:
Supervisory/Administrative Responsibilities:
1. Manages FTE faculty members and administrative support staff assigned to the program. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the policies and procedures of Nova Southeastern University and the Health Professions Division.

2. Supervises the activities of the Medical Director, Academic Director, Clinical Director, faculty, and staff.

3. Is responsible for the organization, administration, review, planning and development of the program.

4. Continually reviews the Program’s curriculum to assess effectiveness of both the academic and clinical aspects of the program.

5. Works in conjunction with the Medical Director to ensure the delivery of quality academic programs through allocation of the program’s faculty and financial resources.

6. Oversees the scheduling of classes, clinical rotations, and the reporting of student grades.

7. Monitors the recruitment of faculty and students.

8. Oversee the development and evaluation of faculty.

9. Advises and counsels students, faculty and staff in matters pertaining to the program.

10. Maintains responsibility of articulation between the Physician Assistant Program and other departments/programs within the Health Professions Division.

11. Responds to requests for data/information from supervisors, other college/university units and external agencies.

12. Conducts regular faculty/staff meetings and establishes department committees as needed.

13. Ensure appropriate databases, records and documents are maintained as needed.

14. Reduce, resolve, and prevent conflict among program personnel.

15. Represent the department at university functions.

16. Represent the department at advisory committee meetings.

17. Facilitate alumni relations.

18. Network with colleagues and maintain effective and close working relationships with the Association of Physician Assistant programs.

Academic Responsibilities:
1. Oversees the accreditation and self-study processes.

2. Teaches in the classroom and in physical diagnosis/surgical labs.

3. Participates in and/or chairs committees for the College of Health Care Sciences, University-wide committees and/or for the Physician Assistant profession as assigned or elected.

4. Works with the Dean, College of Health Care Sciences, Medical, Academic, and Clinical Directors to set program guidelines and objectives, including research and service activities.

5. Promotes academic excellence and innovation.

6. Ensures program meets/exceeds accreditation standards.

Financial Responsibilities:
1. Projects and manages the Physician Assistant Department budget, monitoring revenues and expenditures and adjusting the budget as needed.

2. Aids a coordinated effort in establishing needs for equipment and supplies.

3. Assists in the procurement of outside funding through grants and contracts as appropriate.

Marginal Job Functions:

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
1. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

2. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, employee, regulatory agencies or members of the professional community.

3. Ability to effectively present information to top management and public groups in the English language.

4. Ability to apply basic financial and accounting concepts to interpret financial statements, balance sheets, and managerial accounting reports.

5. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.

6. Ability to demonstrate effective personnel management skills in working cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors, and support staff at all levels.

7. Energetic, articulate, visionary, an effective decision maker and problem solver, an independent thinker and a leader of students, faculty, and staff.

8. Maintain a personal professional development plan, which may include research and/or other creative activities to assure growth and currency within an academic or administrative field.

Job Requirements:

Required Certifications/Licensures:
1. Hold current certification by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.

2. Eligible for licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of Florida.

Required Education:
Master’s Degree

Major (if required):

Required Experience:
1. Must be a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program.

2. Minimum five (5) years of clinical experience and have a record in supervisory and administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Doctoral degree in related area of specialization.

2. Prior experience in training of Physician Assistant students.

Is this a safety sensitive position?

Background Screening Required?

Pre-Employment Conditions:

Sensitivity Disclaimer:
Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

Advertised: Jan 11, 2024 Eastern Standard Time Applications close: Jan 11, 2025 Eastern Standard Time