Co-Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
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Co-Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Clinical Faculty Track

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford invites applications for a Co-Director of Clinical Education, 12-month position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor to begin in August 2017.

The requirements for this position include: Doctor of Physical Therapy degree or an Academic Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy or related field (Ph.D., Ed.D., D.Sc.), a minimum of 5 years of experience working as a Physical Therapist; eligible for Physical Therapy licensure in Connecticut; minimum of two years of experience with clinical education or supervision of students as an ACCE/DCE, CCCE or CI.

Preferred qualifications include: Certified Clinical Instructor; teaching experience in higher education settings in courses in physical therapy; willingness to employ educational technologies; and an interest in clinical research including peer-reviewed presentations or publications.

The chosen candidate’s primary responsibilities will include: collaborative administration of the physical therapy clinical education program, including placement of students, clinical site development, and management of clinical education outcomes. The two Directors of Clinical Education will serve as liaisons between the academic faculty, clinical faculty and students communicating the needs and development of the academic and clinical environments to all stakeholders.

Additional responsibilities will include teaching in foundational physical therapy courses of kinesiology, biomechanics and physical therapy skills coursework; opportunities

to teach in our innovative interdisciplinary All University Curriculum; contributions to program development and assessment, with particular attention to clinical education CAPTE requirements; active involvement in Department, College, and University committees; demonstration of a high level of professional productivity as evidenced by sustained excellence and innovation in clinical education or field of practice; employing educational technologies, student advising; service to academic, professional, and Hartford area communities.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program’s curricula provide students with strong foundational coursework in Biomechanics, Neuroscience and Kinesiology. A sequence of Scientific Inquiry courses provides students with the opportunity to engage in evidence-based practice as key members of the health care community. The Clinical Education portion of the program includes three clinical education experiences for a total of 32 weeks, with clinical placement occurring locally and nationally.

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences pursues national prominence offering both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics programs along with undergraduate degree components. Our state-of-the-art research facilities include a Human Performance Laboratory, a Neurotronics Laboratory, a Motor Control Laboratory, a Pediatric Balance Laboratory, and a Sims (human simulator) Laboratory. 

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) offers 27 undergraduate to doctoral programs and certificates united by a common goal, to achieve “excellence through relevance.” Known for its partnership work in urban Hartford, as well as internationally in Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Kenya, and Rwanda, the college emphasizes activities that help “translate theory into best practice, and back.” Signature annual events bring together students, faculty members, and community partners to network and showcase scholarly works. ENHP embraces diversity, and its role in preparing students and future professionals to address the needs of an increasingly multicultural society. Its innovative Institute for Translational Research supports collaborative initiatives through seed funds and a comprehensive grants infrastructure. More at www.hartford.edu/enhp/itr.

Our University community is wonderfully situated in New England, at the nexus of suburban and urban Hartford, only a two-hour drive from Boston and New York. 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 and complex world. This includes interdisciplinary and innovative undergraduate University Curriculum courses. Our five-year strategic plan was approved in May of 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at hartford.edu. The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community that 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.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with current email address, the names and contact information for three references, and representative publications and writings to Dawn Roller, Search Committee Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117, roller@hartford.edu, (860) 768-5181. Inquiries are encouraged. Please combine materials into a single PDF. Application reviews will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The candidate offered the position will be required to complete a background check prior to the start of employment.  More information about the College can be found at hartford.edu/ENHPemployment.

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