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Job ID: 120278

Director of Clinical Education
University of New England

Date Posted Feb. 25, 2019
Title Director of Clinical Education
University University of New England
Portland, ME, United States
Department Physical Therapy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Negotiable
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England ( is currently inviting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with primary responsibilities as the Director of Clinical Education (DCE). The position is a 12-month, non-tenure track appointment. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. Rank, salary, and faculty track are commensurate with qualifications.

The DCE reports to the Program Director and is responsible for all functions related to the clinical education component of the entry-level DPT curriculum. Primary teaching responsibilities include areas related to clinical education. Additional teaching responsibilities in areas of clinical, academic, or scholarship expertise may be assigned or requested, depending on DPT program needs and candidate interest. All department faculty engage in scholarly pursuits and in department, college and/or university service.

Required qualifications include:
● Physical therapist licensed to practice in the US
● Earned doctoral degree (i.e., DPT or terminal academic degree)
● Minimum three years of full-time post-licensure clinical practice
● Either two years of clinical practice that includes experience as a Site Coordinator of Clinical Education (SCCE) or Clinical Instructor, or a minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a physical therapy education program
● Available to travel as part of DCE role
● Experience with supervising physical therapy students in a clinical setting
● Proficiency with database management and administrative reporting, including use of MS Excel and Word
● Effective oral / written communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills involving multiple stakeholders (e.g., students, regional and site coordinators, clinical site education departments, colleagues).
● Knowledge of legal, regulatory, and practice issues in physical therapy clinical education

Preferred qualifications include:
● Terminal academic degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., D.Sc., or D.H.Sc)
● Well defined scholarly area of interest
● Knowledge of current national trends in physical therapy clinical education
● Knowledge of clinical education student supervisory models
● Involvement in local, regional, or national clinical educator groups
● Experience as a Site Coordinator of Clinical Education (SCCE)
APTA certified Clinical Instructor
● Experience teaching in an entry-level DPT program
● Potential to pursue programmatic initiatives aligned with expertise and experience

Department faculty maintain active collaborations within the college and university; with clinicians, researchers, scholars, and service organizations in the local community; and with investigators from around the country. New collaborations are welcome. Abundant teaching and scholarly resources ( ) support faculty endeavors, including a state of the art, 1500 ft2, Motion Analysis Lab (MAL) containing an 8 camera Qualysis System, 3 AMTI Force platforms, a Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer, a 16 channel Noraxon wireless EMG system, custom designed force transducers for measuring bimanual coordination and precise muscle performance, as well as Labview, Matlab, and Visual3D software licenses. The MAL is managed by a full-time, master’s prepared, biomechanist. A multi-room Sensory and Motor Performance Laboratory contains equipment for quantitative sensory testing (Medoc Neurosensory Analyzer & algometers), diagnostic ultrasound imaging (GE Logiq E), dynamometry, transcranial direct stimulation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Programs and activities are available to mentor junior faculty in teaching pedagogy, research, and scholarship.

UNE is a private, co-educational institution with two campuses on the southern Maine coast and a third campus in Tangier, Morocco. The Department of Physical Therapy is based on the historic Portland campus alongside health professions training programs in dental hygiene, dental medicine, nursing, nurse anesthesia, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, and social work. Interprofessional education and service learning opportunities are hallmarks of campus culture. Additional health professions training programs (athletic training; applied exercise science; health, wellness, & occupational studies; nutrition; osteopathic medicine; and public health) are located on the nearby Biddeford, ME campus. Portland is Maine’s business, financial, medical, and retail center, and one of the nation’s most livable small cities. It’s beautiful seaside location, approximately 100 miles north of Boston, MA, is within easy driving distance of inland lakes and mountains.

To apply, send a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, description of current or planned scholarship, and three professional references to:

Human Resources Office
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103-2670

  • The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes female and minority candidates. Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

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Contact Information

  • Jim Cavanaugh
    Physical Therapy
    University of New England
    716 Stevens Avenue
    Portland, ME 04103
  • 207.221.4595
  • 207.523.1910


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