Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences
FT/PT: Full Time
The Physician Assistant Program is recruiting 2 Clinical Professors (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. These positions are 52-week, full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions.
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.
Northeastern 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.
Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 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. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.
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 located in close proximity to Boston's major academic medical centers and was the first generalist PA training program in the nation to offer a master's degree in 1985. This rigorous, highly integrated curriculum provides our students with the broad generalist training that prepares them for successful employment in all fields of clinical practice. Our instructional faculty members are practicing clinicians from throughout New England and most have been teaching with the program for many years. The clinical year is designed to provide students with experience in diverse health care settings in our well-established network of clinical rotations sites. Northeastern PA Program graduates are employed in positions across the United States and some have worked internationally. In addition to clinical practice, our graduates are employed in research, administration, and education.
Requisition Number: FTFR001253
Internal Number: 60881
About Northeastern University
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.