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The University of Wyoming seeks a Founding Director, Physician Assistant Program
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Location: Laramie, Wyoming

The Position:
The University of Wyoming seeks a dynamic, effective, and forward-thinking leader to serve as the Founding Director of its Physician Assistant Program. This opportunity is made possible by special state funding targeted at improving rural health care. The Director will exercise impactful leadership in preparing a new generation of healthcare professionals to support the PA workforce needs of Wyoming. The Director will work closely with a program development and accreditation consultant to develop the PA Program budget, staffing model, policies, website, admission processes, curriculum, student assessment plan, clinical site and preceptor recruitment plan, and Program self-study. The Director will take the lead in hiring the medical director and principal faculty for the Program.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences at UW, the Founding Director will be responsible for oversight and management of academic/curricular, pipeline, personnel, facility, operations, accreditation, and fiscal matters of the UW Physician Assistant Program.

To Apply:
The University of Wyoming, in consultation with Summit Search Solutions, Inc., will begin a confidential review of application materials immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by April 28, 2024 will be given first consideration. Required application materials include: a CV/resume that includes teaching/instruction experience, and a letter of application that addresses qualifications relevant to the position's minimum qualifications, responsibilities, and preferred qualifications. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.

For more information or to offer recommendations or nominations:
Stephanie Rivas-Fowler
Senior Consultant

Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: (480) 213-7078

Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. The University’s policy has been and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, ancestry, political belief, pregnancy, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University regulations. The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all matters relating to its education programs and activities including recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, demotions, transfers, and all other terms and conditions of employment. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application, the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at the time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

The University of Wyoming conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.


Institution: University of Wyoming
This is a full time position

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