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Academic Program Spec, PA Program

Apply now Department: 3670055010 Health & Human Sciences Dean
Job no: 514522
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Health Profession
Pay Grade: 07A

About This Role:

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program, within the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), is looking to hire an Academic Program Specialist to join their team. This position will assist the PA Program’s Academic Director in managing the direction, structure, and organization of the didactic year, including helping first-year students during the didactic year and coordinating didactic phase materials between faculty and students. This position will report to the Academic Director.

Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist faculty with online examination preparation, presentation, and record-keeping of grades
  • Meet regularly with faculty to facilitate and assist with the creation and management of PowerPoint presentations and online quizzes, and ensure classroom equipment is accessible and in working condition
  • Assist in the maintenance of the K-State PA Program grade book and other modalities associated with the ongoing evaluation and documentation of student progress and achievement
  • Work with the academic director to ensure all syllabi, course planning documents, and semester schedules are completed in a timely manner
  • Assist the program director in continuous program self-assessment and ARC-PA compliance as it pertains to the didactic year of the PA Program
  • Facilitate scheduling of student advising during the didactic year, and monitor for and respond to all direct student communication
  • Oversee the administration, development, and maintenance of websites related to the didactic year
  • Assist in coordinating, design planning, scheduling, recommendations for change, and monitoring of classroom materials and their display on faculty-student websites
  • Train to proficiency in PA Program educational software, including Exammaster, Canvas, and simulation and Anatomage tables
  • Coordinate all aspects of Exammaster, ensuring students and faculty are trained in its use
  • Serve as a proctor for program examinations, including Exammaster and PAEA
  • Participate in the program’s job sharing/training initiative to become familiar with clinical coordinator and admissions responsibilities
  • Serve as a Standardized Patient to facilitate clinical training of students in the Physical Diagnosis course

Why Join Us:

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health, Hospitality Management; Interior Design and Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, and the Physician Assistant Program. In addition, the college serves as a satellite location for the WSU nursing program. The College enrolls roughly 2,700 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs over 100 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays). To see what benefits are available, please visit

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment locations.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Four years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Administrative experience in education or healthcare
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Self-starter that works well with little supervision
  • Ability to multitask, gather data, and prepare reports
  • Knowledge of configuration and use of computerized database programs
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Sujatha Prakash, at with the subject line Academic Program Specialist Search.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$18.00 - $25.00/hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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