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Mayo Clinic Education Program Director, Physician Assistant Studies Program in Rochester, Minnesota

City Rochester

State Minnesota

Telecommute No

Department Education

Why Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021) and ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you’ll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

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Position description

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is searching for a dynamic and innovative educator to lead its Physician Assistant Studies program. The Rochester, Minnesota-based master’s degree program is offered in a unique “3+2” model in collaboration with one private and one public university. The program director holds primary responsibility for all facets of program development and ongoing leadership for the program. The position reports to the Assistant Dean/Administrator of the School and is eligible for academic rank in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. This is an exempt, full-time position located in Rochester, Minn. The expected start date is October 2021.

Primary responsibilities of this position include: provide effective leadership and management to the Physician Assistant Studies program; manage the quality and outcomes of the program; maintain program accreditation; supervise approximately 5 full-time equivalent faculty members; mentor faculty and promote scholarly work; teach in the program and manage faculty workload; implement active learning based upon emerging and established pedagogical best practices; provide oversight of the curriculum and perform assessment of the curriculum and associated program outcomes; manage recruitment, selection and retention of students; mentor students and monitor student performance; manage program finances; and work effectively with diverse stakeholders within the School and Mayo Clinic, as well as with university collaborators and clinical training sites. For individuals interested in maintaining practice, the role may include providing healthcare services as a practicing PA within Mayo Clinic for a negotiable time not to exceed .2 FTE.


Must be an NCCPA-certified physician assistant (master’s degree) who is eligible for PA licensure by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Must have three years of full-time higher education experience. Must have a minimum of three years practice (patient care) experience as a physician assistant. Prior leadership experience within a physician assistant program is required. Candidate must also have demonstrated management experience, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and be competent with Microsoft Office software. Knowledge of ARC-PA Accreditation Standards is necessary.

Additional qualifications

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in adult education, active learning, online learning, interprofessional education, and simulation in healthcare education. Preferred candidates will hold a doctorate degree, will be proficient with scholarly research, and will have published in the profession. Experience working with undergraduate students and working in highly collaborative environments is a plus.

License or certification

Current National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification. Hold or attain Physician Assistant licensure from the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

Exemption status Exempt

Compensation Detail Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $4,684.80, based on a full-time position.

Benefits eligible Yes

Schedule Full Time

Hours / Pay period Full Time

Schedule details M-F, 8-5 with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Weekend schedule Occasional commitments on weekends, non-standard.

Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Category Administration, Business, Finance

Job posting number 154085BR

Recruiter Pauline Ptacek-Raiche

Equal opportunity

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.