Department: School of Natural Sciences
Reports to: Dean in the School of Natural Sciences
Start date: As soon as a suitable candidate is discerned.

The Program Director will provide visionary leadership for the B.A. in Health Care Administration, a degree completion program for working adults. The successful candidate will be responsible for the academic and professional quality of the program, which prepares prospective and practicing health care administrators to meet the health care operations and services needs in the Central Valley. The BA HCA major is designed as an interdisciplinary professional major to be administered and staffed within the School of Natural Sciences, Health Sciences Division.


  • Lead an innovative B.A. in Health Care Administration program while maintaining the highest standards of academic quality in andragogy, assessment, and faculty assignments. 
  • Guide program development in maintaining coherence which highlights tight and purposeful vertical relationships between coursework and fieldwork, and aligns horizontal learning opportunities both conceptually and logistically across coursework in a ‘learning community’ fashion. 
  • Select and develop 10-12 Program Advisory Council (PAC) members, in consultation with the Dean of Natural Sciences, who contribute to program development, review academic quality in curriculum and instruction, intersect with local health care industries, engage in program review, and meet regularly to address health care industry changing needs. 
  • Build a team of adjunct instructors who are experts in the health care fields and experienced in a range of health care administration and management development issues. 
  • Recruit, train, develop, evaluate, manage, and lead full-time and adjunct faculty according to the guidelines provided by the Dean of Natural Sciences and Dean of Degree Completion and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University.
  • Teach at least one health care course that is required for successful completion of the BA HCA curriculum. 
  • Mentor and advise health care administration majors (as well as general education students). 
  • Pursue an active scholarly agenda.
  • Work collaboratively with the School of Natural Sciences to develop innovative courses to meet the needs of health care facilities within California’s Central Valley.
  • Collaborate with other Program Directors and Deans within the University regarding scheduling, sharing faculty, curriculum, and student needs.
  • Effectively administer and grow the health care administration program including curriculum development, student advisement, registration, community relations and campus relations.
  • Network with local educational agencies, educational leaders, health care facility leaders, community representatives, and other related constituents. 
  • Produce meaningful program review data and reports. 


  • Earned terminal degree in a health care related field (candidates with a master’s degree, or those nearing terminal degree completion, may be considered); all faculty are required to have, or be willing to complete, a terminal degree.
  • Expertise in health care pedagogy especially for health care facilities and across health care systems. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of health professions within the Central Valley.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement accreditation criteria.
  • Record or promise of scholarly achievement.
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning, and involvement in a local church. 


  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level with adult 


Dependent on qualifications and experience, and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.


Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Dr. Karen Cianci
Fresno Pacific University
School of Natural Sciences
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
OR: email

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University description

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.