Assistant/Associate Professor, HPEd program (IHP Faculty)

Charlestown, MA
May 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Institution:
MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master’s and doctorate, and post-professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Professions Education, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,400 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,400 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the school has been named for the past six years as a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions, an innovative, not-for-profit graduate school in Boston, MA, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Professions Education. The successful candidate will have expertise in health professions education and scholarship, experience teaching a range of topics to health professionals, and prior accomplishments in online educational activities.

The Assistant/Associate Professor will join the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation (CIPSI) with primary responsibilities in the hybrid Master of Science in Health Professions Education program (MS-HPEd). The MS-HPEd program serves mid-career clinicians/educators and admits cohorts of approximately 22-25 students each year for a two-year, part-time, and largely online program of study. The faculty position reports to the Director of the HPEd program and assists the Director in providing program leadership in alignment with the educational philosophy of the program, and the mission and strategic priorities of the HPEd program, CIPSI and the Institute. The Assistant/Associate Professor also stands in for the Director to represent the program as required.


All faculty members are expected to contribute to the Institute's teaching, research, and service missions. Initial faculty appointments are for one to three years, depending on rank and qualifications. While the Institute does not offer tenure, faculty appointments are eligible for renewal indefinitely in terms of up to five years.

The successful candidate for this position will engage in his or her own scholarly work as well as collaborate with faculty at the Institute. There will be an opportunity to teach introductory and advanced health professions education courses, to serve on Scholarly Project committees, and support MS-HPEd program-related activities (admissions, student advising, etc.). While full-time is preferred, applicants interested in part-time faculty positions will be considered. Full-time presence in Boston is desired but not required.

Application materials

For the past eight years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has named MGH Institute of Health Professions a Great College to Work For and on the Chronicle's Honor Roll, the highest category, for the past four years (see ). We combine the intimate feel of a specialized graduate school with the unparalleled resources of Partners HealthCare, the largest integrated health care system in New England.

If you would like to join our community, please apply online by submitting two documents electronically:
  • Letter of intent addressing your interest and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vitae

  • The position is available for the 2018-19 academic year. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. You may direct questions to Roger A. Edwards, ScD, Associate Director of Health Professions Education (Director as of July 1, 2018), at [email protected] .


      Earned doctorate in a relevant field Experience as an educator and education-related scholarship Previous online teaching
      Prior interprofessional collaboration experiences Educational research methods including quantitative skills Evidence of motivation to collaborate in innovative educational efforts Demonstration of mentorship Experience in facilitating remote collaborations
    Communication Skills - Must possess an excellent command of English

    Physical Capabilities - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be mobile; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and communicate orally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Some travel is necessary in this position.

    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.

    Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH IHP
    Work Locations: MGH IHP 36 First Avenue Charlestown 02129
    Job: Teaching/Faculty
    Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
    Schedule: Full-time
    Standard Hours: 40
    Shift: Day Job
    Employee Status: Regular
    Recruiting Department: IHP CIPSI
    Job Posting: May 9, 2018


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