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The School of Physical Therapy is seeking applications for a twelve-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor – Clinical position in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. The DPT program educates, develops and supports aspiring doctors of physical therapy in their quest to become skilled clinicians and develop rewarding careers working in a dynamic clinical practice environment. Faculty responsibilities include, but are not limited to: teaching within the orthopedics, neurologic, cardiopulmonary and/or other foundational clinical courses within the DPT curriculum; collaborating with other faculty to develop, evaluate and deliver entry-level physical therapy content; developing and participating in clinical scholarship related activities; providing student academic support, including student advisement; holding office hours; and working collaboratively with core faculty, administration, the Graduate College Dean and other departments within the University. Teaching in other areas will also be expected dependent upon program needs, training and clinical experience. Faculty may apply for release time for research (UFRI, RTR), students partnering with faculty (SpF) as well as other research opportunities available through external grants and special programs. This position is effective for September 1, 2019.
All Clinical faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity or equivalent clinical activities. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental/school, college, university and community level is also required. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Courses are taught at the Union campus but this position may include assignments at other locations. All positions are subject to availability of funds, due to financial exigencies.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or its equivalent (ABD candidates with completion by September 1, 2019 will be considered and are encouraged to apply); or the minimum of a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) with certification in advanced clinical competencies, e.g., American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist Certification; previous academic experience including a record of scholarship and service to the profession; teaching experience; and a minimum of three years of clinical experience is required. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the State of New Jersey. Content expertise in orthopedics, neurologic and/or cardiopulmonary physical therapy is required.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, School of Physical Therapy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits program included. Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding.