Associate Professor/Professor & Program Director - Physical Therapy, Memphis

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

United States

January 24, 2022

Description

Associate Professor/Professor & Program Director - Physical Therapy, Memphis - 220000000U

Description

The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications from qualified candidates to assume a full-time, 12-month non tenure track position. Rank at appointment will be Associate Professor or Professor depending on experience and qualifications. Ideal candidates will have evidence of experience in CAPTE accreditation, curriculum development, management of program resources (fiscal, faculty and staff) and effective leadership. Faculty responsibilities include administration, teaching, scholarship, and University and professional service.

Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with experience and content expertise in one of the following the areas: neurologic physical therapy (adult or pediatrics), cardiopulmonary physical therapy, acute care/medically complex patients, biomechanics/kinesiology, electrotherapeutic or thermal modalities or other physical therapy-related fields. Responsibilities include administration, teaching, scholarship and University and professional service.

Basic Qualifications

  • A physical therapist (DPT/PT) who is licensed or regulated in any United States jurisdiction as a Physical Therapist and is eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee;

  • An earned academic doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent in a closely related field);

  • Holds or is eligible to hold the rank of associate professor or professor;

  • A minimum of six years of full-time higher education experience, with a minimum of three years of full-time experience in a physical therapist education program;

  • Experience in CAPTE accreditation;

  • Experience in curricular development and assessment;

  • Experience in management of program resources (fiscal, faculty, staff);

  • Excellent leadership skills;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

  • A strong record of teaching and evidence of scholarship.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • History of scholarship including presentations and peer reviewed publications;

  • Previous experience as a DPT program director;

  • Recent and relevant clinical experience;

  • Evidence of leadership in a professional organization at a state or national level.

  • Complete applications should include the following:

    1. Cover Letter that outlines qualifications and credentials, experience, and accomplishments.

    2. Updated Curriculum Vitae

    3. Names and addresses (including email) of three professional references.

    The applications will be reviewed by the University's search consultant:

    Danan Tsan

    Assistant Vice President Scott Healy & Associates

    danan@scotthealy.com

    Applications received by January 24, 2022, will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

    The Department of Physical Therapy

    The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy (https:// www. uthsc.edu/health-professions/physical- therapy/index.php) is to serve the public with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region by preparing qualified practitioners and engaging in clinical care, service, and research. UTHSC DPT prepares outstanding clinicians, as seen in excellent employment and National Physical Therapy Examination passing rates. Faculty are experts in their field and all contribute to the mission of the Department. The Department has enacted a Strategic Plan to improve scholarly and clinical achievements, including the development of the Human Performance Clinical and Research Laboratory. The Department also houses the Movement Science Laboratory and has affiliated faculty in the UTHSC Neuroscience Institute and Department of Preventive Medicine and others that study in the Muscle Biology and Sarcopenia Laboratory and Integrative Muscle Biology Laboratory. Clinical opportunities are also available in the Department's clinical practice or through community organizations.

    The College of Health Professions

    The College of Health Professions (https: // www. uthsc.edu/health- professions/about/index.php) serves as the administrative home for allied health programs offered through the Departments of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. The College also houses a research arm, the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences (https: // www. uthsc.edu/health- professions/research/rehabilitation-sciences.php), and includes the Muscle Biology and Sarcopenia Laboratory, the Muscle and Neural Laboratory, the Integrative Muscle Biology Laboratory, the Human Performance Clinical and Research Laboratory, and the Movement Science Laboratory.

    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

    Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

    Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

    Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

    Job

    Faculty

    Primary Location

    US-Tennessee-Memphis

    Organization

    Physical Therapy

    Campus/Institute Memphis

    Schedule

    Full-time

    Job Posting

    Jan 6, 2022, 2:21:05 AM

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