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Employment at Gannon

  • About Us

    Gannon University is a four-year Catholic university providing a liberal arts education integrated with professional skills and faith-based learning. Located in the heart of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Gannon is consistently ranked as a top-tier university by U.S. News & World Report. Nearly 1,000 full-time faculty and staff members are dedicated to the service of more than 4,700 students. Gannon seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Gannon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Program Director, Physician Assistant Program

    Gannon University, a Catholic university, has a collaborative and dynamic faculty that prepares motivated students intellectually, professionally, and personally for leadership roles in their careers, society, and church. This full-time, 12-month tenure track program director position for the Physician Assistant Program (PA) in Erie, PA begins July 1, 2023 or upon hire. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites members of underrepresented groups to apply.

    Responsibilities: Gannon University is committed to excellence in student-centered learning with an emphasis on student learning outcomes. Gannon University faculty work collaboratively with colleagues, deliver instruction, advise students, engage in scholarship, and participate in service. The Physician Assistant Program at the Erie, Pennsylvania campus has a longstanding history of educating outstanding physician assistants who impact patients’ lives every day. Established more than 40 years ago, the Physician Assistant Program is committed to health, education, advocacy, and leadership. The Program Director is responsible for the provision of education to students, administration of the program, including adherence to ARC-PA Standards of Accreditation, policies and procedures, and the continued evolution of the Physician Assistant Program. The successful candidate will provide effective leadership including, but not limited to, responsibility for communication, ongoing program planning and assessment, and fiscal management, The individual will participate in curriculum development and provide didactic and laboratory instruction. Release time will be available to support the administrative functions of the position. Candidates must be able to support the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.

    Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates must provide evidence of a minimum of three years of full-time higher education experience, including demonstrated evidence of effectiveness in teaching and advising, including curriculum development, and a commitment to service. Candidates must possess strong communication, leadership, problem solving, and organization skills. The successful candidate must have a master’s degree and must be a graduate of an accredited physician Assistant program. Candidates must hold current or emeritus National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification and hold or be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure.

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    Chair, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

    Responsibilities: Gannon University is committed to excellence in student-centered learning with an emphasis on student learning outcomes. The program works collaboratively, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes, advisement of students, scholarly engagement within the Boyer Model of Scholarship, and interactive and collaborative teaching and learning styles. The University’s excellent faculty also advises students and engages in creative scholarly activities and in professional, University, and community service activities and partnerships. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.

    The DPT Program in Erie, PA is a full-time 33-month program, which has a 30-year history of preparing students for a successful career in the PT profession. The curriculum is provided in a problem-oriented, system-based competency format, emphasizing evidence-based practice, generalist clinical skills, and community health. The DPT Program has available advanced technology for motion and gait analysis, balance rehabilitation, and diagnostic imaging. Interprofessional collaboration is in place with other health professions in the college, including OT, AT, SLP and biomedical engineering. Student-managed pro bono clinics allow collaboration with clinical partners and the community to provide clinical and wellness services to student-athletes, children, and adults with mobility needs. Students and faculty participate in service projects locally and in Mexico.

    The program has had continuous CAPTE accreditation since its founding in 1992 and includes a cohesive and stable faculty of ten full-time physical therapists and a supportive clinical community that allows a positive environment for teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities.

    Requirements: To be considered, candidates must provide evidence of a minimum of 6 years of full-time higher education experience, including effective leadership within a PT or PTA program, with faculty and students. Successful teaching methods and productive scholarship as a core faculty member in a DPT program for at least three full-time years are required. The successful candidate must have an academic doctoral degree; a minimum rank of associate or clinical (teaching) associate professor and be eligible for Pennsylvania PT licensure.

    Gannon University Overview
    Gannon University is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie. Erie is a regional tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are located within a two-hour drive from campus.

    Application Procedures: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding their terminal degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicant. For more information about Gannon, visit Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Gannon University is a proud member of the Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) to increase diversity in recruitment and address dual-career challenges in our region.

    2022 Great College Recognized

    Gannon University Recognized as a Great College to Work For

    Gannon University was recognized as a 2022 Great College to Work For®. This is the fifth time the university has received this distinction and is one of just five institutions to be recognized in its mid-east regional category. Gannon received high scores in three categories, including: Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging; Mission & Pride; Confidence in Senior Leadership.

    Committment to Erie Awards Workplace of The Year.

    Workplace of the Year

    Gannon University has been named Workplace of the Year in the Erie Times-News' 2020 Commitment to Erie Awards, as announced during a virtual ceremony on Sept. 23 at These awards honor employers and individuals for their investment and commitment to their employees, community and customers. 

    Gannon’s Purpose Statement

    We Transform lives by creating environments for Extraordinary Moments and everyday connections that Inspire Others to be their Best Selves.

    Our Service Standards

    Respect, Well-Being, Engaged, Seamless

    About You

    If you thrive as a professional who can apply the same values that distinguish our promise to our students, then Gannon is the place for you. This means you’re dedicated to fostering a values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.

    Where Do I Start?

    It starts with believing in the possibilities at Gannon. You can make a difference in an environment that is conducive to learning, scholarship, research, service and personal growth. It continues when you apply for employment.

  • Human Resources

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    Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668

    Office Location:
    University Services
    406 Peach St.