Tenure-track or Clinical Applied Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (2022-2023)

University of Hartford

United States

November 11, 2021


Posting Details

Job Title Tenure-track or Clinical Applied Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (2022-2023)

Rank Assistant or Associate Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Clinical-Applied Job Description

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford invites applications for multiple full-time, 10 month Tenure Track (TT) or Clinical/Applied Track (CAT) faculty positions within the Physical Therapy Department at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin in August of 2022.


For all positions: The chosen candidate's primary responsibilities will include commitment to inclusion and diversity in teaching and scholarship to advance intercultural competence in all students; contributions to program development and assessment; active involvement in Department, College, and University committees; and service to academic, professional, and Hartford area communities. Candidates are expected to engage in professional community activities as well as to actively participate in departmental and school committees, advise students, and contribute to student recruitment and retention. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative, University Interdisciplinary Studies (UIS) curriculum.

For TT positions: The ideal candidate will demonstrate faculty potential as evidenced by an active scholarship agenda resulting in peer-reviewed presentations or publications, excellence and innovation in teaching, and service to academic, professional, and/or Hartford area communities.

For CAT positions: The ideal candidate will demonstrate faculty potential as evidenced by sustained excellence and innovation in their clinical practice, teaching excellence, and service to academic, professional, or Hartford area communities. Candidates will be expected to remain active in clinical or professional practice and contribute to the profession through publications, presentations, or other publicly disseminated work. The initial Clinical/Applied contract is 1-2 years and subsequent longer-term contracts are based on review of performance and the continuing need for the position.

Required Qualifications

Requirements for TT applicants: Terminal academic degree: Ph.D., D.Sc.,Ed.D, or equivalent in a health-related field from an accredited institution before appointment. ABD candidates encouraged to apply.

Requirements for CAT applicants: DPT or PT with an earned or in-progress post-professional doctorate or academic degree (Ph.D, EdD, ScD).

Preferred qualifications for both types of positions include:

  • Eligibility for Physical Therapy licensure in the state of Connecticut
  • Teaching experience in higher education settings for courses related to one or more of the following:

  • Neuroscience, neuropathology;
  • Research course work including students involved in research;
  • Musculoskeletal/orthopedic;
  • Modalities/physical agents, therapeutic exercise;
  • Geriatrics;
  • Content Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Neurological pain, vestibular rehabilitation, neuropharmacology and/or adaptive equipment;
  • Spine, manual therapy, orthopedic pathology and/or acute/chronic pain;
  • Specialty certification;
  • General medical/surgical/trauma acute care;
  • Gerontology or oncology;
  • Pharmacology.
  • Willingness to employ educational technologies.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Preferred Qualifications Diversity Statement

    The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The University of Hartford is committed to anti-racist values and actions; candidates should provide examples of their anti-racist values and actions.

    The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under- represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

    University Information

    The University of Hartford offers the personal attention associated with a small college enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. The full text of our academic mission can be seen at www. hartford.edu. The University of Hartford is located within the greater Hartford area, which is rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is a short drive from metropolitan Boston and New York.

    College Information

    The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) offers 27 educational offerings, from undergraduate to doctoral programs and certificates, united by a common goal, to provide inclusive, innovative, and engaging scholarly experiences that shape the next generation of leaders in the service professions. Known for partnership work in urban Hartford, as well as internationally in Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Kenya, the college emphasizes activities that help “promote the well-being of the communities we serve.” Signature annual events bring students, faculty members, and community partners together to network and showcase scholarly works. ENHP embraces diversity, and its role in preparing students and future professional to address the needs of an increasingly multicultural society.

    Posting Number F120P

    Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    The University of Hartford employs full-time faculty who bring significant skills, experience, knowledge and empathy to recruit, inspire, support and retain our diverse student body now and in the future. At least 34% of our undergraduate students are from minority groups who are U.S. citizens, an increasing number of these students are the first in their families to attend college, and all of our students need to be prepared to thrive in and contribute to a diverse society. Candidates for faculty positions should include in their materials a short essay demonstrating that they are conversant with some of the literature on inclusive pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, and so on, and describing how their teaching practice could meet the needs of the diverse population of students at the University of Hartford, focusing, in particular, on pedagogical approaches that support student success for those who are new to college and/or whose cultural background includes experience with systemic oppression due to race, gender, or other factors. If relevant, candidates should also comment on research, scholarship, or creative activity that will contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion goals to which the University of Hartford is committed. In addition, since the University is committed to anti-racism, candidates should demonstrate in their statements knowledge of what it means to be anti- racist and, if possible, to provide example of their own anti-racist values and actions. It is recommended that candidates approach this statement thoughtfully and use specific examples to illustrate their diversity statement. A review of applicant diversity statements will precede that of any other application materials.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest level of education attained?
  • GED
  • High School Diploma
  • Technical School, Certification or Apprenticeship
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • Knowledge of a highly advanced professional discipline. (e.g., Ph.D, M.D., J.D., or equivalent doctoral degree required.)
  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Public Job Posting
  • Internal Job Posting
  • Agency Referral
  • Advertisement/Publication
  • Personal Referral
  • Website
  • Other
  • Please upload a short essay about how you work to serve diverse populations of students, about your preparation to do so, and your experiences in doing so.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please indicate which track you are applying for: tenure-track or clinically-applied track
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please indicate what your preferred content area(s) are for teaching.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Diversity Statement
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Optional Documents

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