About Northeastern: 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.
Northeastern University's Bouve College of Health Sciences has been training physician assistants since 1971, making us one of the most experienced programs in the nation. Since its founding, Northeastern's PA Program has been accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and its predecessors. The 2019 US News and World Report Graduate Rankings list Northeastern University's Physician Assistant Program as #26 in the nation. The Northeastern University Physician Assistant Program offers a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. In addition to the traditional program, there are 2 dual master's degree pathways available: PA/MPH and PA/Health Informatics (HI). Further dual degree and certificate programs are in the process of being developed as Northeastern University's PA Program continues to remain at the forefront of medical education and innovation.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation's premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern's international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation's top research universities.
Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston's historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center. Northeastern University has an enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students and approximately 4,300 faculty and staff. Situated in downtown Boston, it is one of the nation's most dynamic private educational institutions. Northeastern is recognized as a leader in experiential learning - the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Innovative research and educational efforts have led to a dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and the dramatic changes at the University are reflected in a dramatic rise in the U.S. News and World Report's rankings of top 100 U.S. research universities in the last few years.
Northeastern has identified health as one of three major University-wide interdisciplinary strategic initiatives, and the University is making a major investment in interdisciplinary health research, making faculty hires in the last few years in personal health informatics, data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), environmental health, health systems, health policy, urban health, population health, and health administration.
About the Opportunity: The Physician Assistant Program is recruiting a Clinical Professor (Assistant, Associate, or Full rank) 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, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.
Participate in the didactic component of the curriculum which includes program planning, implementation, and assessment
Coordinate and teach courses based on areas of content and clinical expertise
Facilitate small group discussion sessions
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
Serve on the admissions committee
Perform additional assignments at the direction of the Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program
Qualifications: Minimum of a Master's degree in a field related to physician assistant practice or the education of physician assistant students
Physician assistants must be currently certified by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
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
Physician or physician assistant candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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 of travel to clinical sites
Preferred Qualifications: It is preferred that faculty candidates have at least three (3) years of experience as a practicing clinician and at least two (2) years of medical and/or physician assistant education. The candidate ideally will have experience in as many of the following areas as possible: prior administrative experience; program accreditation; technology integration into the educational experience; and online learning.
Salary Grade: N/A for faculty lines
Additional Information: 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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.