Associate Professor And Chair - Physical Therapy, Memphis - 21000000AL
The Department of 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 tenure track position. Rank at appointment will be Associate Professor or Professor depending on experience and qualifications. Chair will report to the Dean of the College of Health Professions and work with the Program Director to achieve these goals. Ideal candidate is a good communicator and seeking professional growth, freedom to develop new programs, and opportunities to craft new academic initiatives and collaborations. Responsibilities include department management, providing faculty teaching assignments, setting faculty goals, leading and supporting department research efforts, supervising departmental staff, and preparing and administering departmental budgets and resources. Current department initiatives involve reshaping the clinical practice programs, growing the DPT program, helping form a physical therapy-occupational therapy clinic, updating curriculum, expanding and promoting the department's research initiatives, and recruiting and retaining faculty.
The preferred candidate will be research-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and seeking a leadership opportunity to direct the efforts of a collegial faculty housed on an academic health center campus.
An earned academic doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent in a closely related biomedical science field to physical therapy) and/or M.D.
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
Holds or is eligible to hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
A strong record of peer-reviewed publications/scholarship
A physical therapist (DPT and/or 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
Academic administrative experience including evidence of preparing and administering departmental budgets and resources
Nationally or internationally recognized leader in scholarship and research
Evidence of extramural funding
Active research in an area closely associated with Physical Therapy
Leadership in DPT related professional organizations
Experience with program accreditation
Outstanding interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills
A commitment to supporting research efforts in the department that are consistent with the College's Strategic Plan
A commitment to recruiting a diverse student body and faculty to the department
A commitment to graduate education
A commitment to developing as an academic leader
Complete applications should include the following:
Cover Letter that outlines qualifications and credentials, experience, and accomplishments.
Names and addresses (including email) of three professional references.
Applications received by March 29, 2021, will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The applications will be reviewed by the University's search consultant:
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The Department offers an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, the state's oldest physical therapy program. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a DPT degree and will be eligible to take the national licensure exam for physical therapists. The program is designed as a full time "4 + 3": students complete four years of pre-professional coursework at other colleges or universities, and then three years of professional education at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Expansion of the DPT program and the development of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program is planned for the Memphis and Knoxville campuses. Opportunities exist to provide interdisciplinary training for DPT-OTD students and add additional programs or degrees to the department that complement or contribute to rehabilitation sciences. There is the opportunity for DPT graduates to pursue a Ph.D. in the Rehabilitation Sciences with faculty in the College's Division of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Physical Therapy students complete clinical rotations at prestigious health care facilities, including: world-renowned St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is ranked as the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital in U.S. News & World Report's 28 th Annual "Best Hospitals" list; Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, which has eight pediatrics programs ranked in the top 20 nationally; and the Campbell Clinic Orthopedics, which is the 34 th largest clinic of its type in the United States and is recognized as a national leader in sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, joint replacement, orthopedic oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and surgery of the hand, hip, foot, knee, shoulder, and spine. For more information about the Department of Physical Therapy, go to: https://uthsc.edu/health-professions/physical-therapy/index.php
The College of Health Professions serves as an administrative home for allied health programs offered through the Departments of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Diagnostic and Health Sciences, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences. The College plans to add new departments, divisions, and programs over the next three years as it moves into an exciting phase of unprecedented growth in research, education, and clinical service. For more information about the College of Health Professions, go to: https://www.uthsc.edu/health-professions/.
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Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Physical Therapy
Job Posting Feb 24, 2021, 3:31:53 PM
Internal Number: 21000000AL
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