Downers Grove, Illinois

Midwestern University – Downers Grove, IL – Physician Assistant Program

Mission and Diversity & Inclusion

The mission of the Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program is to develop competent and compassionate physician assistants who will make meaningful contributions to their patients, community and profession.

Midwestern University is committed to establishing a culture of inclusivity that celebrates diversity. As part of its vision, Midwestern University embraces cultural and social diversity in the academic community and the community-at-large.

The Midwestern University-Downers Grove Physician Assistant Program also celebrates diversity, inclusion, and many perspectives in medical education. We value diversity among students, faculty, and staff throughout the educational experience. We seek to prepare future clinicians to serve diverse populations and address the healthcare needs of all patients.

These values and aims align with Midwestern University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and underscore its commitment to meeting the diversity and inclusion standards set forth by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

Physician Assistant Program

Outstanding Opportunity for Teaching at an Institution Dedicated Exclusively to the Health Professions

  • Instructor full-time (0.8 FTE) position in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program, College of Health Sciences
  • Interact on a daily basis with DO, PharmD, PT, OT, PsyD, Dentistry, and Basic Science faculty with many opportunities for collaboration in research and professional development
  • State-of-the-art medical teaching facilities, clinical skills and simulation center, computer labs, clinic rooms, and lecture halls
  • Diverse and energetic group of PA and MD principal faculty members, including an on-site, full-time Medical Director. Basic science instructional faculty at Midwestern University and clinical preceptors across the region also actively participate in the education of our students.

Qualifications: Physician Assistant candidates must have a Master’s degree, current NCCPA certification, and be eligible for licensure in the state of Illinois. Physician candidates must be board-certified in their area of expertise and eligible for licensure in Illinois. Experience in academia, clinical practice, and a record of scholarly activity is preferred; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to those candidates who have prior experience in PA education and/or who have clinical backgrounds in family medicine, hospital medicine, or internal medicine.

As a member of the PA faculty, this position will include (but is not limited to) the following duties:

  • Lecture in areas of expertise/interest/need within the PA curriculum.
  • Teach in small group settings to enhance students’ clinical reasoning and professional development.
  • Assist in the construction, grading, and analysis of assessments used to evaluate students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • Develop, organize, and implement curricula as a Course Director.
  • Assist in student advising and mentoring.
  • Assist in the development and the review of the clinical training curriculum by regularly attending and participating in clinical team meetings.
  • Develop and publish scholarly work that enhances knowledge in areas that are consistent with the needs of the Program and/or the Profession.
  • Serve on Program, College and/or University committees to support various needs or projects within the University.

The faculty member who fills this role may be expected to assume future responsibilities on the Program’s Clinical Team. The Clinical Team is responsible for the development, implementation, and analysis of the students’ clinical rotation training curriculum.

Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program, Downers Grove, is located within the College of Health Sciences. Our program is 27 months in length and enrolls approximately 86 students each year.

Located just outside of Chicago, IL, Midwestern’s campus and the surrounding area is a safe and inviting place to call home. Please visit the University’s website at for more information about the academic programs and surrounding community.

Interested candidates should apply online and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three professional references. Please send additional inquiries to:

Daniel Provencher, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor

Chairperson, Ad hoc Physician Assistant Faculty Search Committee

Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program

555 31st Street

Downers Grove, IL 60515


Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

Downers Grove, Illinois

About Midwestern University


Healthcare education is what we do. We're an established leader with an exciting vision for the future. Midwestern University offers programs that give you solid footing in the sciences, extensive hands-on experience in outstanding clinical rotations, and a compassionate perspective toward your patients.


You'll learn side-by-side with students in other health professions, modeling the team approach to 21st century healthcare practice. And you'll learn from faculty mentors who are dedicated to preparing their future colleagues for the realities of patient care. Our graduates are found in leading hospitals, private practices, laboratories, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities across the United States.


Midwestern University. We're tomorrow's healthcare team.

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