Faculty: Open Rank, Department of Physical Ther...

Sacred Heart University

United States

October 11, 2021

Description

Faculty: Open Rank, Department of Physical Therapy & Movement Sci, Director of the Human Anatomy Lab

About Sacred Heart University:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 386 Colleges-2021 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR- affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater. www. sacredheart.edu

Job Description:

Applications are invited for a full-time, 9-month tenure track faculty position to begin August 2022

Applications are invited to apply for a Tenure Track Faculty (all ranks considered) position in the Department of Physical Therapy and Movement Science. This person will also serve as the Director of the Human Anatomy Lab. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the musculoskeletal team in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Responsibilities will include teaching "Structure and Function" in the Problem Based Learning Curriculum as part of a collaborative, dynamic faculty in managing orthopedic populations of varying complexity. As the Director of the Human Anatomy Lab (HAL) for the College of Health Professions, the faculty member will direct a State-of-the-Art Human Anatomy Lab, including cadaver dissection, working with multiple disciplines to meet their learning needs, managing scheduling and resources, and supervising lab experiences. Additional responsibilities will include student advising, participation in curriculum development and program evaluation, scholarship activities commensurate with the rank, and university and professional service.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a physical therapist with:

  • an earned academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, ScD),
  • licensed or eligible for licensure in Connecticut,
  • have three to five years of clinical experience as a PT with substantial experience working with orthopedic populations,
  • teaching and/or evidence of scholarship related to orthopedics,
  • skilled in human anatomy dissection,
  • excellent communication, organization,
  • problem-solving skills.
  • Additional Information:

    Successful candidates will join a nationally recognized faculty in physical therapy that provides an effective problem-based learning entry-level DPT curriculum and various post-professional education offerings for those in the field. The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences houses undergraduate programs in Exercise Science (BS and MS), and graduate programs in Athletic Training (MS), Physical Therapy (DPT), and Exercise and Sports Science (MS). The Department supports human anatomy, motion analysis, and human performance laboratories, and an orthopedic residency program.

    Ecumenical in spirit and led by the laity, Sacred Heart University is dedicated to excellence in academics and the Catholic intellectual and liberal arts traditions. We are looking for individuals who value the University's Catholic identity, tradition, and spirit and support its commitment to our students' intellectual and ethical development.

    Please note this position will start in Fall 2022.

    Application Instructions:

    Online submissions only, please. Qualified candidates are welcome to submit cover letter, current CV, and references. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to Dr. Chris Petrosino, Chair of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences petrosinoc@sacredheart.edu

    Sacred Heart University is a space that resects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.

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