The School of Kinesiology at Auburn University is seeking a dynamic Physical Therapy clinician to join our developing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program as the Director of Clinical Education. This opportunity is available for the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor, or Clinical Professor, consistent with qualifications. Knowledge of or experience with integrative Health Care is desirable. Auburn University values integrative whole person Health, Evidence based Practice, Health equity and Inclusivity and we welcome you to join our team. The mission of our DPT program is to develop competent, caring, professional Doctors of Physical Therapy who will thrive as part of an integrative healthcare team within a learning environment focused on equity and imbued with kindness, integrity, and determination.
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT: Full-time, 12 months; rank commensurate with experience
SCOPE: Serves as Director of Clinical Education for the developing DPT program; obtains and maintains clinical contracts with various health care facilities; works with Program Director within CAPTE standards to prepare Application for Candidacy (for program Accreditation); works directly with DPT students to ensure high quality clinical experiences in a variety of settings; promotes excellence, integrity, and service in all interactions.
REPORTS TO: Director of the School of Kinesiology
The Director of Clinical Education obtains and maintains contracts and other documentation with our clinical partners, including hospitals, outpatient clinics and other healthcare facilities. Collaborates with the School of Kinesiology and DPT Program Directors to assist with the development of the DPT program and the documentation necessary (regarding clinical education) to be accredited. Works with students and clinical partners to ensure quality clinical experiences. Opportunity for both online and on-site work.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Obtains and maintains sufficient clinical contracts with a variety of healthcare settings to provide adequate selection of clinical slots for every part-time and full-time clinical course required by DPT.
- Communicates directly with stakeholders to establish high quality clinical rotations and integrated curricular experiences.
- Establishes, communicates, and enforces program policies and procedures regarding Clinical Education.
- Collaborates with clinical instructors to evaluate student performance and assign grades for all clinical education courses.
- Assists in the selection and use of assessment tool(s) for evaluating student clinical education performance.
- Assists with recruitment of highly qualified DPT students who represent diverse populations.
- Manages fiscal resources associated with the clinical education program, under the supervision of the School of Kinesiology and DPT Program Directors.
- Assists in guiding curriculum design, planning, scheduling, and outcome measures related to the clinical education component to promote excellence in student (program) learning outcomes.
- Guides strategic planning related to clinical education through assessment feedback.
- Teaches or co-teaches didactic courses related to areas of expertise.
- Promotes and supports faculty and staff professional development, especially as it relates to clinical education.
- Promotes and helps plan program involvement and service within the community.
- Promotes and helps plan Clinical Instructor development opportunities including familiarization with DPT program and goals.
- Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the State of Alabama at time of employment.
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Physical Therapy that leads to licensure.
- Minimum of 5 years of full-time clinical practice following licensure.
- Minimum of 3 years clinical experience as Director of Clinical Education (DCE) OR Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) OR Clinical Instructor (CI) for DPT students OR 3 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in DPT program.
- Strong leadership skills and a vision for excellence.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Skill in conflict resolution desired.
- Demonstrates ethical behavior in professional life.
- Committed to developing and sustaining strong and substantive community relations.
Closing Date: Open Until Position is Filled
Hiring Range: Commensurate with qualifications
Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The review of completed applications will begin October 1, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.
The School of Kinesiology is a diverse, inclusive, accessible, and collegial community that strives to improve the lives of others. Our community is strengthened by students, faculty, staff, and partners committed to excelling at academic and inclusive excellence, impactful scholarship, meaningful outreach, and responsible stewardship.
Enhancing the diversity and inclusion of its administrators, faculty, staff, and students is an Auburn University commitment. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.”
Applicants are required to upload (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) 1-page Visionary Statement for the AU Physical Therapy Program, and (4) the names and contact information (email and phone numbers) of 3 references of colleagues who can address the applicant’s professional preparation for this position. Applicants should receive a confirmation number when all application materials are received.
The School of Kinesiology
doctoral program is ranked in the top 13 (National Academy of Kinesiology Ranking of Doctoral Programs, 2020). Our mission is to promote knowledge about physical activity and performance by creating an invigorating learning environment for our undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to improve the health of society through research, outreach, and teaching. Detailed information may be obtained from our website by clicking here
. In Spring 2013, the School of Kinesiology moved into a new “state of the art” building as the sole occupant.
Auburn University is also a partner of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).The school of Kinesiology actively participates in several of the training programs, professional development resources, and funding mechanisms provided by the CCTS.
Auburn University is a Research 1 university and one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. AU has an MRI Research Center with the new capability to scan with a 7 Tesla for both clinical and research needs and Siemens Verio open-bore 3T scanner for clinical and research use. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, professional schools, and the arts and sciences. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,643 instructional faculty members—87% of whom are employed full-time—offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, student engagement, and a beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.