CUNY School of Medicine — Assistant Dean, Physician Assistant Program

Job ID: 17488
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) at The City College of New York (CCNY), is the only medical school in the City University of New York system. Our innovative curriculum allows students to complete both their undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees in seven years. CSOM will graduate its first MD class in 2020. CSOM also has a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies (PA). Our PA Program is a 28-month graduate program leading to a M.S. degree and certification as a Physician Assistant pending successful completion of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination. It was one of the first degree-granting physician assistant programs in the country. Our mission is to provide access to medical education to talented youth from social, ethnic and racial backgrounds historically underrepresented in medicine and to develop health professionals committed to practicing in underserved communities with a special emphasis on primary care. It has a reputation for excellence that has earned national acclaim for performance and a broad network of clinical sites for clerkships.

The CUNY School of Medicine is seeking a Program Director for its Physician Assistant Program at the Harlem Hospital Center. Reporting to the Dean of the CUNY School of Medicine, the candidate will assume full responsibility for the administration of the program. We seek a visionary, energetic educator with a record of efficient and inspirational leadership and a commitment to academic excellence and inter-professional education. This is an exciting opportunity to head a Program comprised of a dedicated staff and a motivated student body. It has a reputation for excellence that has earned national acclaim for performance and a broad network of clinical sites for clerkships. In addition to the PA Program, the CUNY School of Medicine houses a BS/MD program, therefore offering the opportunity for an innovative and creative approach to inter-professional education.

As chief executive of the PA program, the individual provides direction and leadership in the supervision, coordination and long-range planning for all aspects of the academic and educational operations. This includes:

  • Operational oversight; support and implementation of policies and procedures to meet program goals through services and academic support for the students; coordination of programmatic activities with the medical director of Harlem Hospital and other hospitals affiliated with the Program.
  • Facilitating collaboration and integration of the PA program with the school’s BS/MD program.
  • Fiscal management of the program and preparation of capital budgets of over $1 million.
  • Implementing and evaluating curricula, instructional and educational programs associated with academic progress of students.
  • Establishing, monitoring and maintaining standards in compliance with accrediting agencies.
  • Providing direction of the activities for administrative staff, faculty, clinical coordinator (full-time employees) in addition to adjunct faculty.

This position is in CUNY’s Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience.

Other Qualifications:

  • A Master’s is required. Ph.D. degree is preferred
  • PA-C (certified) or a Board-Certified MD,or DO with medical license in NYS with a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in physician assistant education or in health-related discipline is required.
  • Strong clinical and academic experience is a must; a successful record of developing proposals for funding, excellent communication skills, and experience and interest in inter-professional education are highly desirable. Experience in administration and accreditation of academic programs is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must have a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and affirmative action and must be sensitive to and possess interest in working with minority students in an urban educational setting in New York. A demonstrated commitment to PA education and the profession.

Assistant Dean

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

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