Director, Physician Assistant Program

Position Overview

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Franklin College, located in the charming city of Franklin and close to downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, is seeking a dynamic, forward thinking and creative leader to serve as its next Director of the Physician Assistant (PA) program.

The Physician Assistant Studies program at Franklin College trains a new generation of qualified and dedicated advanced practice professionals with a focus on providing safe, patient-centered care to underserved populations in metropolitan and rural settings. The Director of the PA program is responsible for developing short and long-term plans for the program, meeting accreditation requirements, and elevating the program’s reputation throughout the region. The Director oversees a team of four faculty and reports to the Dean of the College.

The Director of the PA program has overall responsibility for providing leadership, management, and supervision for faculty and staff within the program. The next Director will be expected to continue adding clinical opportunities for students, preferably in places that match the mission and vision of Franklin College. The next Director will be the face and voice of the program and will be an advocate for students. Success in the role will require a deep understanding of current industry trends, mastery of clinical placements, the energy to seek out new opportunities, and the ability to deliver a curriculum that aligns with the mission of the institution and maximizes the student experience.

In fall 2018, the Franklin College Graduate Health Science Center was established to serve as the home to two new master’s programs – the master of science in physician assistant students and master of science in athletic training. The facility is located approximately three miles from campus and is a community partnership between the college and Johnson Memorial Health. Franklin College, founded in 1834, has been ranked the #1 national liberal arts college in Indiana and has also been named a best nationwide college for your money.

The Franklin College campus spans 207 acres, and hosts 21 NCAA Division III sports, Greek Life, musical and theatre productions, and dozens of student organizations. Franklin College is now a tight-knit community of over 1,000 students with 55 majors in 24 academic disciplines. Small classes enable students to thrive through personal peer interaction and mentorship from professors who challenge and inspire them to think critically and perform confidently.

For further information about the position and its requirements, please review the position profile above.

Nominations and Applications

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, application materials should be received by April 23, 2021.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunity and attributes outlined in the search profile, a current resume and the names of five professional references via: FranklinPADirector@agbsearch.com

References will not be contacted without prior consultation with candidates. For more information, consult the full position description available above. 

Inquiries, nominations, as well as expressions of interest, should be directed to:

Richard Wueste, Executive Search Consultantrichard.wueste@agbsearch.com / (540) 431-5131

Andrew Bowen, Associateandrew.bowen@agbsearch.com / (802) 345-1279 

Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the College’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.