Founding Director of Physician Assistant Program | Brescia University

Founding Director of Physician Assistant Program

Brescia University, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Founding Director of Physician Assistant Program. The Program Director will help develop a new M.S. in Physician Assistant Program, providing oversight and support for an integrated programmatic approach. In addition to administrative responsibility, the Program Director has an assigned teaching load of 3-6 credit hours each semester. This is a 12-month full-time position.


  1. Full program development of a new M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program, including, but not limited to: program organization, program administration, fiscal management of the program, continuous programmatic review and analysis, program planning, and program and curriculum development and assessment (both didactic and clinical phases).
  2. Completion of ARC-PA required documents and adherence to the standards and ARC-PA policies.
  3. Supervision and oversight of recruitment and retention of program personnel including the PA Program Medical Director, Principal and Instructional Faculty, and program staff.
  4. Teaching load of 3-6 credit hours each semester.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited PA Program.
  • Master’s degree in an applicable field.
  • Current PA license or eligible for licensure in the state of Kentucky.
  • Current certification or emeritus status as a PA-C by the NCCPA.
  • Minimum 3 years of full-time higher education experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of PA clinical practice experience.
  • Experience providing effective leadership.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and proactive problem-solving skills, as well as responsiveness to personnel related issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree.
  • Previous full-time higher education experience within a PA program as principal faculty and/or as an administrator within PA program leadership.
  • ARC-PA accreditation process knowledge.

About the Institution

Brescia University, a small Catholic Liberal Arts University located in Owensboro, Kentucky, along the Ohio River in the western part of the state. Brescia offers associate, bachelor’s, and graduate degrees featuring small class sizes on a picturesque mid-town campus as well as online. Directed to academic and moral excellence in a student-centered environment, Brescia offers programs that serve students who seek success through rewarding careers and service to others.

About the Community

Owensboro, Kentucky, the state’s fourth-largest city, sits nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River. As the culinary and cultural hub of western Kentucky, the city boasts a diverse array of locally-owned restaurants and a thriving arts community. Take in a Broadway show, an Owensboro Symphony Orchestra concert at RiverPark Center, explore the renowned collections at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and Owensboro Museum of Science and History, or enjoy nature’s beauty at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden.

As the Bluegrass Capital of the world, Owensboro is home to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the world’s only facility dedicated to the history and preservation of the history of the genre that originated in western Kentucky. Annually, Owensboro hosts more than 20 festivals, including the ROMP bluegrass music festival, the world-famous International Bar-B-Q Festival, and the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Daylily Festival. The bustling city of Owensboro hosts unique attractions and special events nearly every week of the year. With its warm community spirit and an array of cultural and recreational activities, Owensboro warmly welcomes all who venture to experience its unique blend of history, flavor, and Southern hospitality.

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the position of Founding Director of Physician Assistant Program at Brescia University should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive search consultant:

Erin House, Assistant Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates

A complete application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Copy of unofficial graduate transcripts;
  4. Evidence of teaching and leadership effectiveness (if available);
  5. Salary expectations;
  6. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)

Applications received by April 26, 2024 will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Brescia University is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and seeks to maintain a culturally diverse workforce. It is the policy of the University to employ, retain, promote, terminate, and otherwise treat any and all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, and competence.

Brescia University will not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant to become such, on the basis of any individual’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age (over 40), disability, military status or Vietnam veteran era status or any other status which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. With respect to religion, as permitted by law, the University reserves the right to employ those persons who are committed to the values and mission of the University and its religious heritage.

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