Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.
Under the direction of the Dean, the Executive Director will establish a new Physician Assistant Studies Program which includes designing and implementing curriculum for a M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies and preparing for the ARC-PA accreditation site visit. As the academic and administrative leader of the school, the Executive Director manages all school activities including the development and implementation of school policies and procedures; manages the hiring process for all school personnel; manages the evaluation process for all school faculty and staff; prepares and manages the academic advisement and support plan for all programs within the school; and does related work as required. The Executive Director is expected to create and implement a marketing and student recruitment plan; establish collaborative relationships with key stakeholders at the university and in the region; and obtain necessary program approvals from regulatory bodies and accreditation from ARC-PA. The Executive Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.
Qualifications: Master’s degree, Doctoral M.D. or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a minimum of three years of progressive experience in higher education or a related environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable. Candidate must have a documented record of professional, academic and administrative achievement in physician assistant education, including clinical practice and a license to practice in New Jersey or ability to obtain licensure in New Jersey. Physician Assistants must be NCCPA-certified; Physicians must be board certified.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Physician Assistant Program, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email email@example.com. Electronic applications preferred. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.