Founding Director and Associate Professor/Professor - Physician Assistant Program
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
February 28, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Faculty Careers - Agricultural Science, Faculty Careers - Health Professions
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Program is seeking a full-time Program Director. This is a year-round (12-month), tenure-track position. Preferred start date is June 1, 2018. The first cohort of students is expected to be admitted in January 2020.
UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of Central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.
Responsibilities: The Program Director’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Effective leadership and management with careful attention to all aspects of the program and finances to assure a solid operational foundation;
Manage day to day operations of the PA program in accordance with the ARC-PA standards;
Recruit, supervise, evaluate and manage department faculty and support staff;
Develop curriculum and program(s); improve and maintain program standards to ensure accreditation compliance;
Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills;
Ability to work independently and as a part of a team;
Analyze and proactively solve problems;
Engage in service to the department, school, and University
Design and evaluate didactic and clinical curriculum to ensure expected competencies are met; and
May perform other related duties as assigned.
A Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from an ARC-PA accredited program;
Current NCCPA certification and hold or be eligible for Physician Assistant licensure in the State of Texas;
Experience in a higher education setting, in an accredited PA program.
Administrative experience in a PA program or other related environment, to include supervision and participation in accreditation processes;
Experience in innovative incorporation of technology into curriculum design; and
A sustained scholarly record in research and education.
Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential.
Must be an active, and committed Christian.
A Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in a related field;
Prior experience teaching in an accredited Physician Assistant program;
Prior experience in leadership of a Physician Assistant program;
Budget and resource management, continuous review and analysis, planning, and program development.
Salaries and Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
TO APPLY: Visit www.jobs.umhb.edu for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB’s mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our-mission. In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments. Application packets may also be submitted/completed in person: UMHB Human Resources, 900 College Street, Belton, TX. 76513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
About University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Founded in 1845, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has traditionally been known for producing excellent educators, nurses, business leaders and missionaries. That has not changed, but today UMHB is also earning recognition for its talented science and music graduates, for top-notch graduate programs in counseling, physical therapy and more.
Research done in the university's Human Performance Laboratory is being applauded for its contributions to the field of sport nutrition. The university's new competency-based education program for adult learners is the first of its kind among private colleges and universities in Texas. And enrollment at UMHB has set new records every year for the last seven years.
What's behind this success? An unapologetic dedication to Christian principles. An emphasis on inspired teaching, on making each student's learning experience the best it can be. A commitment to excellence in every aspect of university life.
If one word could be chosen to summarize what is happening at UMHB today, that word would be "MOMENTUM."
It takes a powerful force to gain momentum in an upward trajectory, and that force is present and real at UMHB today. ... Mary Hardin-Baylor is moving forward, offering Christian higher education in compelling new ways to a growing number of students. UMHB has nearly 4,000 students pursuing degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree levels and nearly 500 employees including 190 full-time faculty members.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.