Founding Director

Physician Assistant Program

Carlow University

Carlow University a private, Catholic, liberal arts, comprehensive University is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Founding Director of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program. This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and energetic leader to develop and launch a new Physician’s Assistant Program. Reporting to the Dean, College of Health and Wellness, the Program Director must provide effective leadership and management of the program and is responsible for leading the program through program organization and development, securing accreditation and maintaining compliance (ARC-PA), and fiscal management, while meeting the excellent standards in the Health Sciences for which the University is known. This includes leading curriculum development, development of clinical sites, and recruitment and management of faculty and staff. The director will supervise the medical director, clinical coordinator, and instructional faculty and staff in all activities that directly relate to the PA program. The director will collaborate closely with the Admissions and Marketing departments on admissions policies, recruitment of students and marketing the program. This position is a tenure track, twelve-month appointment.


The ideal candidate will have: achieved a graduate level degree as a Physician Assistant (PA) or a doctoral degree in a related field; have a minimum of 3 years educational experience; documentation of passing the national certification examination (NCCPA); current, or ability to obtain, unencumbered licensure to practice as a PA or DO/MD in Pennsylvania; and the ability to obtain and maintain professional liability insurance coverage.


Carlow University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt–Fennell, Executive Search. Nominations and application materials should be submitted via email to Please specify the search in the subject line. Applications include a cover letter with details relevant to your qualifications and interest, a current resume/cv, and contact information for five professional references, in separate documents.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain open until filled. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.



Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Mailing Address

PO Box 214
Conway, PA 15027

Phone Contact

T: 724-242-0476


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