Des Moines University seeks a Chair/Program Director who will be responsible for the overall organization, administration, evaluation, and accreditation of the Physician Assistant Program. The Chair/Program director oversees all faculty members, staff, and students within the program.
Founded in 1898 in Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines University is a postgraduate medical university comprised of three colleges – College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and College of Health Sciences– offering a total of eight graduate degree programs. Des Moines University combines the top advantages in medical education available today: an expert faculty, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, a dynamic and diverse research environment, and a vibrant community of students and faculty active in learning and service. Named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and a “Top Iowa Workplace” by the Des Moines Register in 2016, Des Moines University continues its vision of being a leader in innovative health education that promotes life-long learning.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting a CV, cover letter and statement of leadership philosophy to www.dmu.edu/employment. CV review and/or interview scheduling will commence immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications submitted by September 8th will receive first consideration.
For a more complete job description, fulltime benefit summary or more information on Des Moines University and/or its programs, visit www.dmu.edu/employment.
Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications for this position include but are not limited to:
Must be a physician assistant who holds current NCCPA certification and be eligible for Iowa licensure or a physician who holds current license (or is eligible for licensure) as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in the state of Iowa and must be certified by an ABMS- or AOA-approved specialty board.
Possess, at the minimum, a master’s degree in physician assistant studies or other closely related health or education discipline or a clinical medical doctorate (MD or DO).
Established in 1898, Des Moines University comprises three colleges offering nine graduate degrees. A health sciences university since adding the colleges of health sciences and podiatric medicine in 1981, DMU offers a collaborate campus community where students, faculty and staff come together in the pursuit of knowledge.