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Faculty - School of Physician Assistant Studies

MCPHS University
Boston, MA
Closing date
Aug 9, 2022

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Doctors, Pharmaceutical, Physicians/Nurses
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The School of Physician Assistant Studies - Boston seeks a full-time faculty member to deliver high quality learning experiences and education for students. The faculty member will engage in teaching, service and scholarship activities, and works collaboratively with colleagues across the University as well as with the Program Director. Additionally, the incumbent provides mentorship to students and contributes to the visibility, impact and reputation of the University and its programs through research and scholarly engagement. The selected candidate will have responsibilities teaching classroom and laboratory courses to physician assistant students, assessing assignments, providing advisement and remediation, conducting clinical site visits and facilitating simulation activities. Subject matters may include clinical medicine, healthcare issues, clinical anatomy, patient assessment skills, pharmacology, physiology/pathophysiology, emergency medicine, medical procedures & surgery skills, special populations, professional development. Rank will be commensurate with education and experience.


* Deliver didactic, laboratory and/or experiential instruction via multiple formats (in-person, online, or in a 'blended' format) in the Physician Assistant Studies program.
* Provide students with an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the School, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria.
* Provide engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered.
* Support incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities.
* Participate in service activities; serve on committees; serve on regional, state, or national organization committees and volunteer activities; represent the program and University in/at community functions; attend School and institutional activities such as Commencement and ceremonies; and support student activities such as health fairs and service projects.
* Participate in scholarship resulting in conference presentations, publishable manuscripts, peer-reviewed instructional materials, or other outcomes consistent with expectations for scholarly activities described in the Faculty Manual.
* Use the University's learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students.
* Advise and assist students through office hours or scheduled appointments, by phone or email, and through other University-approved mechanisms.
* Provide service including student mentoring, ongoing course development, and assessment.
* Attend and participate in monthly School and Department meetings, University ceremonies, and other major events, and serves as a member of University, School and/or Department committees, as assigned.
* Contribute to periodic reviews and revisions of departmental course offerings.
* Maintain advanced knowledge in discipline and areas of expertise.
* Build and maintain relationships with professional organizations involved with the healthcare sector.
* Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum for physician assistant education to achieve and maintain compliance with ARC-PA standards.
* Maintain accurate and appropriate records to assist with accreditation reports, accreditation site visits, and ongoing program evaluation.
* Provide supervision, instruction, advice and counsel to students to facilitate the students' successful completion of all learning objectives.
* Serve as an ambassador for the PAS program through participation in service activities.
* Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

Physician Assistants with the following:
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant Studies, master's in PA Studies preferred
  • Current NCCPA certification and eligibility for PA. Candidate is required to maintain certification throughout employment.
  • Candidate is required to maintain certification throughout employment.
  • Minimum of three years of clinical experience.
  • Candidates without a master's degree would be required to obtain a master's degree in an appropriate field from an accredited institution within three years of hire. Degree must be one that is appropriate to the needs of the program as determined by the Program Director.
  • Teaching experience in higher education is preferred.
  • Experience as a clinical preceptor is preferred.

Physicians with the following:
  • Current eligibility or unrestricted license as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in MA.
  • Certification by an ABMS or AOA-approved specialty board.
  • Minimum of three years of clinical experience.
  • Experience as a clinical preceptor is preferred.

Health profession clinician with the following:
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in the related discipline
  • If bachelor's degree is not the terminal degree for the profession, the faculty member must obtain the terminal degree within three years of hire.
  • Current eligibility or unrestricted license in field of practice in MA.
  • Minimum of three years of clinical experience.
  • Teaching experience in higher education preferred.
  • Experience as a clinical preceptor is preferred.

Non-clinician Scientist:
  • Doctorate degree in health or social science related field.
  • Minimum of three years in teaching, research, or clinical experience.

  • Commitment to undergraduate, graduate and/or professional education and student success.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, administration/staff, alumni, and external constituents, including healthcare industry professionals).
  • Record of scholarly activities commensurate with an academic appointment
  • Evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

We care about the health and safety of our students and employees and have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy, requiring employees to be fully vaccinated and tested on a regular basis. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a medical or sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption.

About Us
At MCPHS, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which everyone feels included and valued. Each of our Community members' unique experiences and perspectives add value to our ability to create and deliver the best education, academic service, and employee experience possible.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while supporting the MCPHS mission.

MCPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates a diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.
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