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Visiting Open Rank Clinical Professor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 4, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
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Visiting Open Rank Clinical Professor

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

The Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

The Department of Medical Sciences is within the School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences. We offer a Master of Science in Physician Assistant (PA) studies and two interdisciplinary dual degrees programs.

Established in 1971, the physician assistant program has a long-standing history of, and expertise in, the education and training of physician assistants. The PA program is the first generalist PA training program in the nation to offer a master's degree in 1985. The PA Program is a 24-month, nationally ranked, Master's degree. Students complete a didactic year immersed in a variety of pedagogical methods, including traditional lecture, high fidelity simulation, small group learning, and skills training. Students then complete over 2,000 hours of hands-on experience during their clinical year.

The Department is composed of 8 faculty and 2 staff members. Faculty present locally and nationally, conduct research, and sit on numerous boards. The PA office is located on the Boston Campus.

About the Opportunity:
The Department of Medical Sciences is recruiting a Visiting Open Rank Clinical Professor who will be responsible for the instruction of both didactic and clinical components of the Physician Assistant Program curriculum and for ensuring the high educational and medical quality of the curriculum, program organization, and student education and mentoring. The faculty member will also assist in maintaining accreditation standards and participating in any activities necessary to maintain Northeastern at the forefront of PA education. The position is a 52-week, 0.6 FTE, non-tenure track visiting faculty position.

At Northeastern University, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. We strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.

Responsibilities will include teaching graduate courses, conducting research, and participating in departmental, college, and university service. Qualified candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.
  • Participate in the didactic component of the curriculum which includes program planning, implementation, and assessment
  • Serve on the admissions committee
  • Coordinate and teach courses based on areas of content and clinical expertise
  • Facilitate small group discussion sessions in skills and physical diagnosis labs
  • Advise and mentor students; participate in all aspects of recruitment, retention, and academic progression
  • Provide continuous development, maintenance, and evaluation of didactic courses
  • Develop criteria and procedures for didactic courses consistent with ARC-PA Standards
  • Participate in curriculum development
  • Coordinate and perform site visits to PA students during clinical rotations
  • Monitor, evaluate, and document the academic performance of students to ensure that they successfully achieve the criteria for successful completion of the didactic courses taught and/or coordinated by the Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Review and analyze student evaluations from preceptors/Assistant Clinical Professors and assist in the determination of the final grade for courses taught and/or coordinated by the Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Assist in the development and implementation of remediation plans for students in the didactic year, as needed
  • Participate in ongoing program review and the continuous self-study process
  • Perform additional assignments at the direction of the Department Chair/Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in a field related to physician assistant practice or the education of physician assistant students by appointment start date.
  • Physician assistants must be currently certified by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA) by appointment start date.
  • Physician candidates must be certified by an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) specialty board or by an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved specialty board by appointment start date.
  • Physician assistant or physician candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by appointment start date.
  • Proven experience in higher education (i.e. faculty, lecturer, preceptor, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal communication, organization, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Proficiency with computer technology (i.e. word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, databases)
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the physician assistant profession
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to integrate technology into the educational experience.
  • Ability of travel to clinical sites

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred that the candidate have at least three (3) years of experience as a practicing clinician. Experience in as many of the following areas as possible: prior administrative experience; program accreditation; technology integration into the educational experience; and on-line learning. Physician Assistant candidates preferred.

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Additional Information:
Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, statements addressing the prompts below, and at least three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 05, 2021.

Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to contributing to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the experiences, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. Please indicate how your experience, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following prompts:

Teaching statement:
Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Physician Assistant Program, and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of graduate students.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity statement:
Please provide an example of a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service because of the diversity of the group you were working with or your awareness of marginalized populations. What changes did you make? Did they have the effects that you hoped for at the time? What did you learn from this situation? How would you expect to apply what you learned from this situation as a faculty member in the College of Science? We are interested in how you handled and learned from a past situation, not the identities of the people involved, so please only disclose what you are comfortable with.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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