Academic Coordinator for the Physician Assistant Program

February 7, 2022
Priority Deadline to Apply:
March 28, 2022
Wagner College

Position Description

Wagner College, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for a new Academic Coordinator for the Physician Assistant Program. The Academic Coordinator will report directly to the Program Director and assist with the general organization, administration, review and analysis, planning, continued self-study and development of the PA Program.  The AC will also coordinate the Didactic Phase (Professional Year I) of the PA Program, provide instruction and analysis performance of students and overall outcomes for the Didactic Phase.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  1. Developing, reviewing and revising as necessary the mission statement, goals, and competencies of the program;
  2. Academic counseling of students;
  3. Overseeing curriculum and syllabi construction to ensure proper learning objectives for all courses in the Didactic Phase of the curriculum;
  4. Review of exams, collaborating with faculty in test construction;
  5. Providing analysis of student performance, item performance, and overall test construction;
  6. Teaching, coordinating, and instruction of Didactic year courses;
  7. Monitoring student progress, and meeting with students to assure appropriate intervention when required;
  8. Advising for research groups;
  9. Assuring the availability of remedial instruction; and
  10. Designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the didactic curriculum.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinating and supervising the Didactic Phase of the PA Program;
  2. Providing analysis of student evaluations for review by Program Director;
  3. Contributing to ongoing self-study process and formal report to accrediting body;
  4. Participating in experiential learning activities;
  5. Assisting the Program Director with the continuous development, review, planning, outcomes, evaluation and general effectiveness of the PA Program;
  6. Analyzing didactic curriculum outcomes for review by the Program Director;
  7. Participating in clinical site visits, as needed;
  8. Serving on a Committee, developing agenda, preparing minutes, and providing outcome reports;
  9. Scheduling lectures for didactic courses of the Program, and coordinating the distribution of corresponding lecture material;
  10. Participating in the PA departmental committees, Ad-hoc meetings, commencement, convocation, community service for the PA program and research development; and
  11. Attending professional conferences, and representing the PA Program and the College as needed.

Clinical Responsibilities:

  1. Clinical release for a PA clinical practice for the maintenance of NCCPA certification and state licensure, clinical development as faculty and compliance with ARC-PA Standards; and
  2. Academic service and research.

Special Considerations:

  • One day a week is dedicated to Clinical Practice or Research;
  • Available weekends for Campus Events (e.g. Campus Visit Day); and
  • Available evenings for program events (e.g. Research Forums).


  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience; Minimum 3 years teaching experience;
  • Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited PA Program; Masters degree (MS, MPA, MPH)
  • NCCPA Certification
  • New York State Licensed Physician Assistant
  • Knowledge of ARC-PA Accreditation Standards;
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and documented procedures;
  • Experience in grant writing and research preferred; and
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external constituent.

About The Institution

About the Physician Assistant Program:
The Wagner College PA Program is committed to preparing future professionals possessing sound academic knowledge and proficiency in clinical skills, requisite for providing and promoting quality healthcare to all individuals. The program is dedicated to the advancement of PA education, promotes service to the community, and emphasizes the acquisition of the knowledge and skills required of the PA functioning in a dynamic healthcare environment. The mission of the PA Program at Wagner College is to prepare professional academic clinicians committed to quality health care for all individuals.

About Wagner College:
Wagner College is a private liberal arts school with strong professional programs in New York City. Our beautiful 105-acre campus on Staten Island is home to a close-knit community of 2,200 students. Wagner College prepares students for life, as well as for careers, by emphasizing scholarship, achievement, leadership, and citizenship. Wagner offers a comprehensive educational program that is anchored in the liberal arts, experiential and co-curricular learning, interculturalism, interdisciplinary studies, and service to society, and that is cultivated by a faculty dedicated to promoting individual expression, reflective practice, and integrative learning.

About The Community

About Staten Island, NY:
Staten Island is just a ferry ride away from Manhattan, and access to the rest of New York City. NYC offers some of the world’s best night life, restaurants, and entertainment, and Staten Island itself abounds with architectural landmarks, museums, beaches, parks, and even a zoo to explore.

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the position of Academic Coordinator for the Physician Assistant Program at Wagner College should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant: 

Cathryn J. Healy, Assistant Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates 

The full and complete application should contain the following information:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV outlining your career in in higher education in health-related areas;
  3. List of five (5) professional references including name, title, contact information and relationship to you; and
  4. A statement about how you will integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the program (this may be included in your cover letter).

Applications received by March 28, 2022, will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

Wagner College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wagner College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Located in an increasingly diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner values campus diversity (domestic and international) and in keeping with this initiative, it welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.