Professor, Clinical Full-Time, Physician Assistant Program Director

Baylor University


Waco, TX


4 days ago


August 1, 2023
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Baylor University seeks to fill the following position in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences: Physician Assistant Program Director for the new hybrid PA program. The inaugural Program Director will serve as a visionary, academic and operational leader by providing administrative oversight for all aspects of the program's development and implementation. The Program Director will serve as a mentor to faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and service. This is a full-time, 12-month clinical track faculty appointment.


  • Develop and refine a collaborative mission and related goals for the Program
  • Direct all operations and strategic planning for the PA program
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and management of the program
  • Establish, refine, and oversee the implementation of program policies and procedures consistent with ARC-PA accreditation standards including those necessary for ongoing programmatic assessment
  • Secure accreditation and maintain compliance with Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Direct faculty and staff recruitment and recommend qualified individuals for appointment
  • Supervise the Medical Director, Principal Faculty, Instructional Faculty and Staff supporting the Program
  • Develop for Robbins College approval and manage the budget for the new Baylor University entry-level hybrid PA program
  • Oversee the development, on-going refinements, implementation, and assessment of the Program's curriculum
  • Collaborate with appropriate university support services regarding admissions policies and marketing of the PA program
  • Direct the admissions process for the PA program
  • Provide oversight for the overall assessment of student performance
  • Oversee the availability of remediation as needed to PA students
  • Ensure that each student has successfully met all requirements for graduation, based upon the recommendation of the faculty
  • Engage in teaching, scholarship and service that promotes the University's distinctive mission and positions the Program as a thought leader in PA education
  • Serve with Robbins College faculty on Simulation Laboratory working group.
  • Collaborate with the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence to bolster the proud, longstanding Army-Baylor partnership
  • Participate in and lead professional activities at local, state, and national levels
  • Once the program has launched, oversee funded research agendas of program faculty

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 07/03/2023 and will be accepted until the position is filled.


Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is

$170,000.00 - $185,000.00

This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certification, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs.


The successful candidate will be a physician assistant with current or emeritus NCCPA certification, a minimum of five years of PA program teaching, research, and relevant clinical experience. Recent experience as a PA program director or assistant program director is highly preferred. Previous experience in a leadership role with involvement in academic strategic planning, curriculum development (including asynchronous instruction), faculty recruitment, student recruitment and retention, program assessment, accreditation processes, and budget and resource management is strongly desired. Experience managing faculty at distant locations and the ability to effectively manage teams through significant change is also highly desired. Required: Terminal research doctoral degree and licensed (or the ability to become licensed) in Texas. Preferred: Live in Waco, or within driving distance of Baylor/Waco campus, or willing to relocate.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must submit an initial application packet that includes the following: 1.) a formal letter of application (specifically address how you, the applicant, meet qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities); 2.) a full curriculum vitae; 3.) a personal teaching statement/philosophy; 4.) a personal research statement/philosophy; 5.) a personal statement of faith and potential fit with Baylor's Christian mission; 6.) transcript of the terminal doctoral degree; 7.) three references (one from current or former supervisor).

Applications MUST be submitted online by going to:

Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Denny Kramer, Associate Dean, Robbins College @ To learn more about the above position, visit online, Baylor Human Resources, and the Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor's commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.