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Clinical Director - Master in Physician Assistant Studies Program

Miami, FL

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Florida International University

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Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a  Carnegie  Community  Engaged  university.  It  is  a  public  research  university  with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and  more  than  400  student-athletes  participating  in  18  sports.  For  more  information   about   FIU,  visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

 

Clinical Director - Master in Physician Assistant Studies Program

 

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for the position of Clinical Director in the Master in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program. The MPAS Program is currently accredited for 10 years with a present enrollment of 45 students each year, with plans to grow its enrollment to 60 students per annual cohort. In this role, the Clinical Director will oversee all administrative processes for the clinical phase including site development, clinical site monitoring, and accreditation processes, and will review all clinical phase remedial instructions and processes. The selected candidate will also oversee instructional assignments consistent with HWCOM policy and procedures and will provide course instruction for all courses assigned. The Clinical Director will implement teaching and evaluation strategies appropriate to students, courses, and settings within the clinical phase; engage in curriculum updates and development, including evaluation related to new and existing courses; assist in all accreditation activities; provide and oversee the schedule of office hours for student advising, tutoring, remediation, and consultation; and meet with advisees to assess academic progress and learning goals and to assist those encountering academic difficulties.

 

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an accredited program and a master’s level degree, current NCCPA certification, a Florida Physician Assistant (PA) license (or be eligible to obtain a Florida Physician Assistant license at the time of hire), at least one (1) year of academia experience, and relevant clinical experience. Preferred qualifications include prior experience with ARC-PA accreditation, prior managerial and leadership experience, and three (3) years or more experience in PA education.

 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522165 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references (previous supervisors) who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by Date April 30, 2021. Review will continue until position is filled.

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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