Director of the Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
Job Details
Spalding-Kosair Charities College of Health and Nat Sci. - Louisville, KY
Full Time
Up to 25%

Spalding University is seeking to hire a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MMSc PAS) Program Director to serve as a visionary, academic and operational leader by providing administrative oversight for all aspects of the programs development and implementation. The Program Director will serve as a mentor to faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and service and a mentor to students through their professional growth. This is a full-time, 12-month faculty appointment.




  • Develop and refine a collaborative mission and related goals for the Program
  • Direct all operations and strategic planning for the MMSc PAS program
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and management of the program
  • Establish, refine, and oversee the implementation of program policies and procedures consistent with ARC-PA accreditation standards including those for necessary for ongoing programmatic assessment
  • Secure accreditation and maintain compliance with Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Direct faculty and staff recruitment and recommend qualified individuals for appointment.
  • Supervise the Medical Director, Principal Faculty, Instructional Faculty and Staff supporting the Program
  • Develop (for University approval) and manage all MMSc PAS program budgets
  • Oversee the development, on-going refinements, implementation, and assessment of the Programs curriculum
  • Collaborate with appropriate university support services regarding admissions policies and marketing of the MMSc PAS program
  • Direct the admissions process for the MPAS program
  • Provide oversight for the overall assessment of student performance
  • Oversee the availability of remediation as needed to MMSc PAS students
  • Ensure that each student has successfully met all requirements for graduation, based upon the recommendation of the faculty
  • Engage in teaching, scholarship and service that promotes the Universitys distinctive mission and positions the Program as a thought leader in MMSc PAS education
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in working with BIPOC faculty, students, and staff and in hiring practices
  • Work closely with the Dean of Graduate Education in supervising graduate assistants assigned to the MMSc PAS academic unit
  • Work to be the front facing leader of the MMSc PAS program within the healthcare professions community outside the university
  • Link the MMSc PAS program and its faculty to broader interprofessional education efforts ongoing at Spalding University among the health professions programs
  • Maintain quality assessments and continuous improvement goals and outcomes as the MMSc PAS academic unit leader on an ongoing basis and discuss and evaluate these goals and outcomes with the Provost and Dean of Graduate Education


RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will be accepted until the position is filled.


The successful candidate will be a physician assistant with current or emeritus NCCPA certification and a minimum of three years of PA program teaching experience. Must hold a Kentucky Physician Assistant (PA) license or be eligible to obtain a Kentucky PA license at the time of hire. Experience as a PA program director is highly preferred. Previous experience in a leadership role with involvement in academic strategic planning, curriculum development (including asynchronous instruction), faculty recruitment, student recruitment and retention, program assessment, accreditation processes, and budget and resource management is strongly desired. Experience managing faculty at distant locations and the ability to effectively manage teams through significant change is also highly preferred. This position will require travel to Louisville, KY several times a year and will also include remote work. Must be willing to become an active member or currently an active member participating in American Academy of Physician Associates/Assistants (AAPA) and the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) regularly attending conferences at the regional and national levels. State and local PA leadership is a plus. Willingness to provide a sample of academic scholarship (scholarly papers, journal articles, books, posters, other writings, etc.) and teaching evaluations upon request.



  • Regular or daily contact with administration, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Reasonable accessibility by senior administration, faculty, staff, and students beyond regular 8:00 AM-5:00 PM work hours
  • Regular contact with the general public and the media.
  • Must have an appreciation and respect for diverse populations.




All applications are made through the Paycom Applicant Tracking System ( For further questions contact:


Dr. John Burden, Provost

Spalding University



Review of applications will continue until April 30th, 2022. To be fully considered, please submit completed application prior to that date.

**All faculty and staff are required to have the COVID 19 vaccination or submit a medical or religious exemption form to Human Resources.




Situated in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentuckys largest city (the nations 16th largest metropolitan area and the 29th fastest growing metro), Spalding University combines a rich social justice history and a commitment to community service as we attract students who desire a high-quality education in a very personalized setting. An engaged faculty serves 1800 students at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels, providing real-world learning in liberal and professional studies. The current campus opened in 1920 on historical South 4th Street. Spaldings growing number of graduate and advanced professional programs began to take root some forty years ago.


Faculty, staff and students are united by the institutional mission: Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with an emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.


With a focus on service and leadership, Spalding offers all students a mission-driven connection to community and comprehensive learning resources while striking a distinctive balance serving the educational needs of both the traditional student and the working student. In addition, our unique 6-week class delivery format (for undergraduate programs) affords students scheduling flexibility amidst other life responsibilities.

Spalding aspires to become the rst choice for students of compassion and service, with a commitment to cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion, celebrated for a rigorous yet nurturing environment, emulated for interdisciplinary collaborations, and acclaimed for contributions to the community.

Spalding University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. It is the Universitys policy not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.