Physician Assistant Program Director

June 29, 2023
Priority Deadline to Apply:
October 6, 2023
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

Position Description

Long Island University, Brooklyn (LIU Brooklyn), in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Physician Assistant Program Director. LIU Brooklyn seeks an innovative and dynamic leader to serve in this full-time appointment within the School of Health Professions. The Program Director is responsible for effectively leading and administering the program, as well as continually evaluating and advancing the goals of the program.


  • Teach didactic and clinical year students: including lectures, laboratories and small group learning;
  • Provide remediation instruction to ensure student success;
  • Review and update PA syllabi and curriculum;
  • Work collaboratively with members of the PA faculty and university/administration;
  • Advise students in both didactic and clinical years;
  • Participate in clinical site visits as needed;
  • Promote the PA Program and PA profession to potential students and the community;
  • Participate in ARC-PA program assessment, data collection and analysis and preparation of self-study reports;
  • Serve on Departmental, School of Health Professions and University committees.


  • NCCPA-certified physician assistant with current New York State licensure or New York State License eligibility;
  • Master’s degree from an accredited physician assistant program;
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience as a PA;
  • Must hold current or emeritus NCCPA certification status;
  • Must possess at least three years of full-time higher education experience at the time of appointment;
  • Outstanding organizational skills, technological literacy, communication and time management skills and self-motivation; and
  • Excellent written and oral skills.

About The Institution

About Long Island University and LIU Brooklyn:
Long Island University, founded in 1926, continues to redefine higher education, providing high quality academic instruction by world-class faculty. Recognized by Forbes for its emphasis on experiential learning and by the Brookings Institution for its “value added” to student outcomes, LIU offers nearly 250 degree programs, with a network of over 280,000 alumni that includes industry leaders and entrepreneurs across the globe.

LIU Brooklyn enables students to realize their full potential as ethically grounded, intellectually vigorous, and socially responsible global citizens. The campus offers more professional programs in health care than any other campus in the New York metropolitan area, including the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Science, and The Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing. LIU Brooklyn is home to Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, a dynamic performance venue designed to nourish students’ artistic exploration, and Division I sports teams. 

From the shores of Long Island to the epicenter of business and tech innovation in Brooklyn, to the far corners of the world, LIU offers a unique college experience for every student seeking academic enrichment and professional opportunity. Upon graduation, our students join a community of more than 280,000 alumni to become global leaders in fields that include the arts, health sciences, media, education, pharmacy, business, technology, public service, and professional sports.

Long Island University's mission is to provide excellence and access in private higher education to those who seek to expand their knowledge and prepare themselves for meaningful, educated lives and for service to their communities and the world.

About the School of Health Professions:
We believe that the cornerstone of health is quality education and research in health professions. Our uniquely wide range of programs provide access for diverse student populations in the pursuit of rewarding careers that promote health and wellness; maximize the management of disease, disability, or injury; improve quality of life; and reduce health disparities. Students who come to the Long Island University School of Health Professions will have the unique opportunity to learn with students from other professions and serve the community in which they study throughout their programs.

About The Community

About Brooklyn, New York:
There's plenty to discover in New York City's most populous borough – Brooklyn. Between its world-class nightlife and boundary-pushing cuisine, Brooklyn has earned an enviable reputation, but make no mistake—there's fun to be had for all ages. Coney Island, Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum beckon, as do some of the best New York–style pizzas anywhere. Enjoy the scenic views of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade or visit the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music or the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Since the 2010s, Brooklyn has seen a modern renaissance – evolving into a thriving hub of entrepreneurship, high technology start-ups, postmodern art, and innovative design.

Application Process

All correspondence regarding the Physician Assistant Program Director search at LIU Brooklyn should be directed to the University’s executive recruiting consultant.  Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to:

Adam Barrett, Associate Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV outlining your career in higher education health-related areas;
  3. List of five (5) professional references including name, title, contact information and relationship to you.

Applications received by October 6, 2023 will receive priority consideration.  The position will remain open until filled. 

The midpoint salary range for this position is $175,000.

LIU is an equal opportunity employer. LIU is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.