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Physician Assistant Faculty

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
compensation will be commensurate with experience
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The MGH Institute of Health Professions (“Institute”) seeks a full-time faculty member to serve within its School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Department of PA Studies. The faculty position will be appointed at a rank commensurate with the candidate’s education, experience, and record of accomplishment. The Institute is a graduate school born out of world-class hospitals that was founded in 1977 by Massachusetts General Hospital, and it is the only degree-granting affiliate of the Mass General Brigham. 


The primary duties and responsibilities of the role include teaching, student advisement, institutional and professional service, and scholarship. Related to the role of principal faculty within the PA program, the faculty member will actively participate in the following:


  • Defining and periodically updating the program’s mission, goals, learning outcomes and graduate competencies,
  • Selecting applicants for admission to the PA program,
  • Providing student instruction and mentorship,
  • Conducting assessments and evaluations of student performance,
  • Serving as a role model to student, modeling integrity, reflection, critical thinking, inclusion, collaboration, and empathy,
  • Offering academic counseling and advisement to students,
  • Designing and delivering remedial instruction, if necessary,  
  • Developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the PA program, including its admissions processes, curriculum, and program effectiveness.



The faculty member will work collaboratively with the Department Chair and Program Director each year to develop a work plan, which includes defined effort across responsibilities and goals related to career development. Areas within the work plan and effort assignments generally include:

  • Teaching: Teaches in entry-level and post-professional programs as appropriate to area of expertise and program needs. 
  • Service: Serves on Department, School, and Institute Committees; participates in regional, national, or professional activities; advises students. 
  • Scholarship: Participates in research and scholarship activities commensurate with level of appointment.
  • Administration (if applicable): May serve in a program administrative role supporting a focused area (e.g., preclinical education, clinical education, admissions, etc.) 


Note:  Specific responsibilities may be subject to change based on the needs of the Department or Program. The Institute provides faculty members with the opportunity to engage in limited outside work, following institutional policies and with the approval of a supervisor, for activities such as clinical care.



  • Will work as a faculty member and assume all such responsibilities in being an active and contributing member to the department.
  • Will need to be need to flexible with schedule, able to prioritize, able to self-monitor, able to work collaboratively with others (including in interprofessional teams), and able to track progress of multiple projects.



  • Earned terminal academic degree for discipline* (e.g., master’s degree for PA, NP; MD, DO, MBBS for physician; PharmD)
  •  Experience in PA/medical education, clinical supervision, and/or student mentorship.
  •  Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in Massachusetts**
  • Minimum four years of clinical experience
  • Record of scholarship and service commensurate with academic rank
  • Applicants must submit their CV, cover letter, and names/contact information of 3 references.


*An earned doctorate relevant to higher education or healthcare (e.g., PhD, EdD, DrPH, DHSc, etc.) is preferred but not required.

**National certification (e.g., NCCPA, ABMS) is preferred. Currently licensees should be in good standing with the respective state licensing authority. 



  • Knowledge and experience in PA/medical education. 
  • Knowledge of the PA profession and current PA practice. 
  • Record of service to their discipline and/or higher education.
  • Proficiency in educational technologies used in PA education. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of an interprofessional collaborative team. 
  • Ability to interact effectively and ethically with students, faculty, staff, preceptors, and administration.
  • Ability to produce and disseminate research and scholarship. 
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education.


About MGH Institute of Health Professions

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.


MGH Institute

We are a graduate school born out of world-class hospitals, founded in 1977 by Massachusetts General Hospital and the only degree-granting affiliate of Mass General Brigham.

The health professions are our only areas of focus—including research-driven clinical degrees, programs for non-clinical professionals, and continuing professional development as well as strategic partnerships with healthcare institutions. That unique focus is what motivates us, binds us, and brings us together around a shared purpose: to advance careers and care, together.

It takes a special kind of person to choose a career in healthcare. But to keep advancing, to stay a step ahead of the changes, to strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those around us, and work tirelessly to improve the system for the greater good—that takes an even more uncommon dedication. We invite you to explore the Institute and imagine the role you could play in joining us to advance healthcare for all.

The IHP is comprised of three main schools: our School of Nursing, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Healthcare Leadership.

As an independent affiliate of the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, the MGH Institute operates within Mass General Brigham, offering its employees unparalleled opportunities for career growth and development. 

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