Major Duties: Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair and Program Director, Physician Assistant Department. The Chair is the department's chief academic and executive officer, reports to and advises the dean of the College of Health and Human Services regarding the department, and also serves on the College Administrative Council, which addresses college-wide policy and planning issues. The incumbent will hold rank and tenure. This position is located on the main campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan.The Chair and Program Director promotes shared governance and provides overall management and leadership for the department and all of its functions and activities including but not limited to:-Recruiting, hiring, developing, supporting and evaluating faculty and staff-Strategic planning including program planning, implementation and assessment-Financial and resource management-Fostering excellence in faculty teaching and supporting a learner-centered culture-Promoting scholarship and externally funded research, with continued growth in these areas-Fundraising and development of pertinent external constituencies-Fostering growth of and strengthening community partnerships and relations, and related outreach activities consistent with duties of the chair-Engaging the Physician Assistant community to build relationships for PA program support, including clinical education resources--Directing accreditation processes and maintaining standards including student assessments and outcomes-Promoting university goals and policies as well as strong advocacy for Western Michigan University and its faculty, staff, and students-Adhering to all university policies and practices as well as ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulations and laws as related to the department and relevant collective bargaining agreements-Managing student enrollment and retention with emphasis on academic excellence and diversity- Participating and contributing to the overall mission of the university, including but not limited to actions for and by the Physician Assistant department that will further the goals as described in the Diversity and Multiculturalism Action Plan (accessible at http://wmich.edu/diversity)-Representing the school in discussions with agents of the university and greater community-Contributing to an interdisciplinary environment of research, instruction, and community collaborations-Engaging in service at the department, college, university, and community level
Minimum Qualifications: -Physician Assistant Applicants: Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant Program and a master's degree either in Physician Assistant Studies or a related field- Physician Assistant Applicants: Current (NCCPA) certification and Michigan Licensure or eligibility for Michigan Licensure-Physician Applicants: A history of involvement with Physician Assistant Education and Michigan MD/DO license eligibility and ABMS/AOA board certification-Record of academic teaching, scholarly activities, and professional/clinical service sufficient to merit appointment as tenured Associate or Full Professor -Evidence of administrative leadership in an academic or other professional setting-Demonstrated commitment, ability, and experience in promoting cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion-Three years of clinical experience
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.