Franklin College — Founding Director, Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

Founding Director, Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana

Franklin College invites applicants for the position of founding director, physician assistant studies for its master’s degree program. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment, reporting to the provost.

Position Responsibilities
The program director will provide leadership for the overall administration and management of the MPAS program and will be responsible for the development, implementation, administration, evaluation and accreditation processes for the new program.

Required Candidate Qualifications
Experience as a physician assistant, current NCCPA certification, a master’s degree and eligibility for licensure in the state of Indiana.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications
Teaching and/or administrative experience in higher education and active involvement in at least one ARC-PA accreditation site visit.

The founding director will be joining Franklin College at an exciting time in its history. The leadership and energy from recently-appointed college president, Thomas J. Minar, Ph.D., the college’s vision for this new academic program, and the college’s strategic plans for a bold future in health sciences make this a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial thinker, planner and leader.

Founded in 1834, Franklin College enrolls 1,023 undergraduate and graduate students. Members of the college community enjoy the “best of both worlds”, with the renowned, historic campus nestled among the homes of 23,000 residents in the charming town of Franklin, Ind., located only 25 minutes from dynamic downtown Indianapolis, which recently was cited second-best U.S. city for arts and culture by Business Insider.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to learn more about this exciting opportunity and the application process by reviewing the Director of Physician Assistant Studies Search Profile at, or by contacting Richard F. Giese of AGB Search at or (434) 202-0935.

Franklin College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran status in any of its programs, offerings or employment practices in compliance with Title IX of the Federal Occupational Amendments of 1972, of Executive Order 11246 and Revised Order No.4 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended in 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.