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Director of Clinical Education (IHP-Physician Assistant Studies Program)

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Boston, Massachusetts
compensation will be commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Please note this position is based in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, MA.

This position will be hybrid with 50% of time expected to be remote and 50% in-office

Job Summary:

Responsibilities primarily focus on establishing clinical education opportunities for students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program, including full-time and part-time experiences.  The Director of Clinical Education (DCE) will be responsible for developing relationships with clinical institutions and preceptors to secure placements for students, foster development of clinical preceptors, coordinate on-campus seminars for second year students, and contribute to curriculum development.  This position also includes teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities, commensurate with level of appointment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Time spent in the activity areas below are negotiated with individual faculty, but are generally considered to be:

  • Administration: 60%. coordinating all clinical education activities for the PA program
  • Teaching: 20%. Teaches in area of expertise and program needs.
  • Service: 10%. Serves on Department, School and Institute Committees; participates in professional activities; advises students.
  • Scholarship: 10%. Participates in scholarship activities commensurate with level of appointment

Note:  Specific responsibilities will be subject to change based on the needs and budgetary resources of the program.  Job descriptions and percentage of FTE will be reviewed and negotiated annually.

Education and Experience Qualifications:

  • A candidate must be certified as a physician assistant by the NCCPA (PA-C) or a board-certified physician and eligible for licensure in MA. 
  • Five years or more of professional practice experience.
  • Prior academic or clinical teaching is preferred. 
  • Experience coordinating learner programs or in an academic setting is highly desirable.   

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have the skills appropriate to a new faculty member 
  • Other general competencies include:
  • Administrative Skills-   Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Technical Skills- Ability to use information technology to support and execute the academic mission of the Institute


MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate school in Boston that provides entry-level and post-professional programs in Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Genetic Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies. The PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and a PhD and Master of Science in Health Professions Education have been added in recent years to meet rising demand for highly educated health care professionals, educators, and researchers. Integrating classroom learning with research and clinical experience, the Institute grants doctoral degrees, master's degrees, awards certificates of advanced study, and offers continuing education to practicing professionals.

The IHP is the only degree-granting affiliate in Mass General Brigham (MGB), the largest private employer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Institute has been recognized multiple times by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For.” A leading health sciences educational institution, MGH Institute provides students with outstanding academic programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation.

MGH Institute of Health Professions has announced an organization-wide anti-racism initiative to think boldly about race and bring together all members of the IHP community to address systemic racial injustice as well as oppression more broadly. The plan seeks to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment and better support the diverse communities the school serves. We are excited about this new initiative and are hiring employees who are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and will contribute to our anti-racism and anti-oppression approach.

 EEO Statement 

The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to the Institute’s research, teaching and clinical missions. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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