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Academic Coordinator, Physician Assistant Program
Fort Wayne, Indiana


Trine University, C.W. Sponsel Center for Administration

The Opportunity

Trine University is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, personable and optimistic person to join our team as the program's founding Academic Coordinator. We are looking for someone who is as passionate about the PA profession as we are and who is eager to pass on that enthusiasm to the next generation of PAs.  This individual will be an integral member of the initial development team. 

Trine University’s emerging program in Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second-largest city, will address a significant regional need for outstanding PA graduates. Supported by the region’s two largest health care systems, the program will be based in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Education Center on Parkview Hospital’s Randallia campus. The PA program is a key component of Trine University’s commitment to developing a world-class interdisciplinary education center in Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne is home to more than 250,000 residents and is consistently cited for its high quality of life, low cost of living and warm Hoosier hospitality. Growing health care and life sciences sectors anchor the regional economy. The three-time All American City Award winner annually attracts millions of visitors to its many attractions, festivals, arts, parks and events. The city is nearly equal distance of around three hours from Chicago, Cincinnati and Detroit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


 In conjunction with the program director and other team members, the Academic Coordinator will be responsible for creating and implementing the best curriculum available in PA education and tools to assess its effectiveness.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: interacting with other principle and instructional faculty and clinical preceptors. The right candidate will also troubleshoot, coordinate and teach in the didactic and clinical phases of the program. Advising students, curriculum development and evaluation, participation in the program’s comprehensive and ongoing self-assessment, analysis, and accreditation processes will round out the anticipated duties. This is a full time position.


Education and/or Experience

The individual must:

  • Be a physician assistant with minimum of a master’s degree, a current NCCPA certification and eligibility for licensure in Indiana.


  • Be a physician with current eligibility or unrestricted license as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in Indiana, certified by an ABMS or AOA approved specialty board


  • Be a PhD basic scientist or hold other academic/doctoral qualifications and relevant academic/clinical experience and fit into the mix of the other professionals of the developing program.

Other requirements include:

  • An understanding of PA education is desired
  • A minimum of five years of clinical experience
  • Successful academic experience of a minimum of two years is preferred
  • Strong organizational and computer skills

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:                     

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match                        
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children                        
  • Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy

See plan documents for benefit details.

The program also offers the opportunity for a clinical release day.


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Projected starting date can be immediate. Trine University reserves the right to verify academic (transcripts) and professional credentials prior to extending offers of employment.  Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and references when applying.

Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification.  Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.