Academic Department Chair - Physician Assistant Education - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for the Chair appointment in Physician Assistant Education. The University is a Carnegie Research Extensive institution and currently employs over 3,000 full and part-time faculty and enrolls more than 11,000 students in the graduate, professional, and undergraduate programs. The Department of Physician Assistant Education is housed within the Doisy College of Health Sciences. The position is a full-time, 12-month tenured or tenure-track appointment with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

General responsibilities include departmental organization, administration and representation; accreditation maintenance; continuous department development and curriculum development and assessment; academic, administrative and financial planning; and effectiveness of the department curriculum, faculty, and staff. The Department Chair works closely with the Program Director, faculty and staff in the general operations, research, and strategic planning of the Department of Physician Assistant Education. As full time university faculty, the chair will also be involved in teaching, student advising, faculty development, research and scholarly activities, and service to the university and community.

Required Position Qualifications :

- Research doctoral degree (preferred) or ABD. Substantial experience in health sciences education and administration preferred. Experience specific to physician assistant education is a plus.
- Minimum of three years as a faculty member in a health science educational program or comparable experience
- Demonstrated leadership ability
- Demonstrated skill in curriculum development, teaching, and administration
- Record of scholarly and service activity
- Excellent communication skills
- Physician Assistant applicants must also be NCCPA certified and meet eligibility requirements for Missouri license with a minimum of 3 years clinical experience
- Physician applicants must be licensed or eligible to hold a license as a physician in Missouri, must be board certified, must have a minimum of five years clinical experience and experience with the PA profession and PA education

The Department of Physician Assistant Education at Saint Louis University is one of the oldest physician assistant programs in the country and enjoys a solid reputation as a leader in the field of PA Education. The program mission and philosophy reflect the faculty's commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service in the Jesuit tradition. The department offers a dynamic curriculum designed to prepare graduates for cutting edge practice. The program accepts 34 students each year, has a full-time 27 month curriculum (7 semesters) and offers a Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree.

All applications must be made online at Interested candidates must complete the online application, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and names of references with contact information. Screening will continue until position is filled.

Chair, PA Search Committee
Saint Louis University, Department of Physician Assistant Education
3437 Caroline Street, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314) 977-8632, E-mail:

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women and Minorities.

Recruiting Range

Commensurate with Experience/Qualifications  

Keyword Phrases

  • Physician Assistant Education
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
  • Academic Administration
  • Physician Assistants
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter