Physician Assistant Program Director School of Health Professions

Buffalo, NY

D'Youville College seeks a Physician Assistant Program Director for The School of Health Profession

D’Youville offers competitive benefit packages for employees including a four-day work week.

Application Process:

All correspondence about the Physician Assistant Program Director search at D’Youville College should be directed to the College’s executive recruiting consultant.  Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to:

Adam W. 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; 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 November 5, 2021, will receive priority consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

D’Youville College, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is pleased to announce the search for a Physician Assistant Program Director in the School of Health Professions.  The Program Director will serve as the department leader responsible for the organization, administration, planning, continuous review, development and general effectiveness of the physician assistant program.  The Program Director will guide the faculty in program development, accreditation self-study, curriculum, administration, teaching, research, and service. The Director is a full-time 12-month administrative position having the rank of assistant or professor.  This is a clinical faculty appointment with 80% of that time devoted to academic and administrative responsibilities in support of the program.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Director will be responsible for program organization, administration, fiscal management, programmatic review and assessment as well as provide effective leadership to the department.  The Program Director will supervise the medical director, principal and instructional faculty and staff in activities that directly relate to the PA program and department, including adherence to the Standards of ARC-PA policies and required documents.  The program director will be responsible for preparing all ARC-PA annual and reaccreditation reports as well as other reports that are required by ARC-PA. The Program Director must exhibit strong communication skills, proactive problem-solving skills and responsiveness to personnel issues.  The Program Director will be responsible for budgetary, strategic and day-to-day operations of the academic department and act as a liaison between the Dean, department members, other college constituents and students.  The Director will be responsible for creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion that engages students and values each person’s contribution to the shared D’Youville educational mission. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, practice, teaching, service, and /or administrative experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


Successful applicants will display strong leadership, organization, budget development, and communication skills, as well as technology literacy, interpersonal ability, time management and self-motivation.  In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of working successfully with diverse populations and meet the following:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program;
  • At least three years of experience in higher education;
  • Must hold a current or emeritus status certification by NCCPA;
  • Eligible for licensure in New York State;
  • Leadership and administrative experience in higher education; Exceptional competence in his or her field.

About D’Youville College: D’Youville is a private college located on the vibrant west side of Buffalo, preparing students for the 21st Century.  The College has a growing community of over 3,000 students in an urban setting, offering more than 50 majors in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs.  Featuring degrees in healthcare, business and liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance inter-and extra-curricular activities integrating community service with coursework.  Excelling at helping students reach their career goals, D’Youville instills character to become change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good.  Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville to be a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations to give them a better life, which continues today.  A school with a long, Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background and faith and is a place where traditions can be openly shared and respected.  D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic rigor necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world of tomorrow.

About the Buffalo, New York Community:

D’Youville College is less than a mile from Buffalo’s growing downtown and year-round waterfront and harbor-side activities.  A city with a deep sense of history and a rich sports and recreation culture, Buffalo is a city to behold.  Our own Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood is one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years and new businesses popping up regularly. With miles of bike trails, an extensive parks system (oldest urban park system in the United States) and an abundance of activities and events, New York’s second largest city always provides excitement.  Buffalo offers plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and parks.  In close proximity to the D’Youville campus is the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Gates Vascular Institute and of course, Kaleida Health’s Buffalo General Medical Center, a 484-bed acute care medical facility.