Faculty, Physician Assistant Studies

Job Details

About the Institute:

The Institute is an innovative, interprofessional graduate school in Boston, MA that prepares health professionals and scientists to advance care for a diverse society through leadership in education, clinical practice, research and community engagement. The Institute has 1,636 enrolled students and offers programs in Genetic Counseling, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Professions Education (MS and PhD), Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD). The Institute is about to open a new School of Healthcare Leadership, which will add significantly to the Institute's offerings, increase enrollments, amplify the value proposition with the Mass General Brigham (MGB) health system, and build new partnerships locally and nationally.  Founded by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 1977, the Institute is an independent institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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. 

Job Summary:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the designing, managing, and teaching courses within the designated content area or other content as negotiated, contributing to curriculum development and evaluation, providing general academic counseling to students, participating in professional and service activities and participating in scholarship commensurate with the level of appointment.

Time spent is the activity areas below are negotiated with individual faculty, but are generally considered to be:

  • Teaching: 60%. Teaches in entry-level and post-professional programs as appropriate to area of expertise and program needs.
  • Service: 20%. Serves on Department, School and Institute Committees; participates in professional activities; advises students.
  • Scholarship: 20%. Participates in scholarship activities commensurate with level of appointment
Note:  Specific responsibilities will be subject to change based on the needs and budgetary resources of the Physician Assistant Program.  Job descriptions and percentage of FTE will be reviewed and negotiated annually.

Education and Experience:

Faculty who are PAs must be NCCPA certified and have a minimum of a master’s degree.  Physicians must be board certified.  Basic science faculty must have a minimum of a master’s degree.   Prior academic or clinical teaching is necessary.  Four years or more of clinical experience and eligibility for PA or physician licensure in Massachusetts is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess an excellent command of English
  • Must have strong clinical skills as a PA
  • Must have teaching skills appropriate to a new faculty member 

Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH IHP
Work Locations:
MGH IHP (MGHCharlestownIHP)
36 First Avenue
Charlestown, 02129

Job: Teaching/Faculty
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Posting: Oct 14, 2021


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 the Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,500 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 is located at the Catherine Filene Shouse Building in Boston's historic Charlestown Navy Yard. Originally built in 1866, a complete interior renovation of the Shouse Building was completed in 2001, providing a state-of-the-art working and learning environment. The building also houses The Children's Quarters, which offers kindergarten and preschool daycare to both staff and students of the Institute and the Charlestown community. We employ more than 200 faculty, administration, and staff, and offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer

Find Us

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert