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Program Director and Faculty – DScPAS Program

Program Director and Faculty – DScPAS Program

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For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.


Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.


The Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (DScPAS)  Program Director and Faculty will develop and implement all aspects of the MCPHS University DScPAS program.


  • Develop and publish a DScPAS program mission statement, program goals and objectives
  • Establish measurable program performance benchmarks
  • Ensure that the DScPAS program meets all applicable accreditation standards
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of DScPAS program policies and procedures
  • Recruit and develop program faculty and staff
  • Work with Admission on student recruitment
  • Advise and oversee student performance
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the program curriculum and establish measurable curricular performance benchmarks
  • Provide reports to university administration and accrediting agencies as required
  • Develop, organize, and perform continuous program self-study and evaluation
  • Teach and/or participate in teaching courses in the DScPAS and in the MPAS programs
  • Represent the DScPAS program in the community
  • Serve on departmental, school, and university committees

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.


Rank is commensurate with education and experience.




  • An earned doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline
  • If a physician assistant, current NCCPA Certification and eligibility for MA or NH state licensure
  • If a physician, current ABMS or AOA board certification and physician licensure in MA or NH
  • Knowledgeable about the PA role in medicine and current PA practice standards
  • Postsecondary teaching or administrative experience, preferably at the graduate level
  • Experience in higher education administration
  • Experience with online learning and teaching
  • Strong leadership, organization, and English communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work independently on numerous and diverse projects/tasks
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively work in an interprofessional team environment
  • Excellent computer skills including facility with MS Office and learning management software
  • Experience teaching online and online education administration preferred


MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.


Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only.  Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.