Clarkson University Program Director; Physician Assistant in Potsdam, New York

The Program Director responsibilities include, but are not limited to


Provides effective leadership and management for the formulation, analysis, revision, and implementation of program mission, vision, goals, objectives, outcomes, policies, and procedures for the Program in collaboration with faculty and advisory committees.

In collaboration with faculty and administration recruits, evaluates qualifications, selects, and recommends for appointment and manages the Medical Director, academic and clinical faculty, adjunct instructors, and staff involved in the Program.

In conjunction with the faculty establishes criteria for student admissions, curriculum content, and performance criteria for the students.

Prepares and administers an annual budget approved by the Dean and secures needed services and resources for the Program and its students.

Represents the Department to the School, University, and Community.

Participates in the University's academic and faculty affairs to insure the integration of the Program into the activities of the University.

Foster faculty governance within the Department with regard to curriculum, policies, and procedures.

Guide and foster Department faculty development in teaching, practice, and research.

Develops affiliation agreements with clinical sites for required and elective rotations in conjunction with the clinical coordinators.

Oversees the recruitment, selection, and orientation of Physician Assistant students.

Support recruitment of undergraduate students to the University who have determined that they are interested in a career as a Physician Assistant or another Health Sciences program.

Assesses student progress and surveys the placement and achievement of Program graduates.

Work collegially and collaboratively with other faculty in existing and developing health science programs.

Serves as a resource to the local medical community on issues regarding Physician Assistants and the use of mid level providers.

Participates in local and national organizations to promote Program excellence and appropriateness of the curriculum and instruction.

Is responsible for the accreditation process.


In conjunction with the faculty and the Faculty Senate, is responsible for the development, organization, ongoing refinement, and implementation of the Programs curriculum.

Approves the course content and learning objectives submitted by the faculty and monitors the delivery of course instruction.

Teaching in relevant content areas as appropriate.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must

Be a Physician Assistant or a Physician and have at least 5 years clinical experience.

If a Physician Assistant, s/he must hold current NCCPA certification and be eligible for or currently hold New York State licensure

If a physician, s/he must hold current licensure as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in New York State and must be certified by an ABMS- or AOA-approved specialty board.

History of leadership and management, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Experience teaching and/or serving as a preceptor in a Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Knowledge of ARC PA accreditation standards.

Attainment of minimum of a Masters degree.

A doctoral degree, or progress toward a doctoral degree, is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. To submit your application, go to and click Career Opportunities below Careers at Clarkson section. An equal opportunity /affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check.

Confidentiality will be respected.