The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) College of Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time 12-month faculty position (Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor) in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. In addition to a primary teaching focus in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy, job responsibilities include scholarly activity and service to the program, college, university, and community.
QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates must have: (1) an earned doctorate in physical therapy or related field, (2) eligibility for physical therapy licensure in Texas, (3) at least 3 years of physical therapy practice, (4) current membership in American Physical Therapy Association, (5) a demonstrated commitment or potential for graduate teaching excellence, (6) proficiency in instructional technology; (7) a demonstrated record of or potential for scholarly publications and research, (8) experience in or potential for service to the program, college, university, and community, and (9) ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preferred candidates will have a record of active participation or leadership roles in physical therapy, ASBPT certification, and a demonstrated record of or potential for securing external funding. Residency and fellowship training is strongly encouraged.
THE PROGRAM: The UTEP Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (http://chs.utep.edu/pt/) currently admits 36 students per year. Each cohort attends classes and clinical rotations for 8 consecutive semesters, graduating 31 months after entering the program. Physical Therapy faculty members hold a primary appointment in the DPT program with opportunities to participate in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences PhD program. Faculty members are encouraged to collaborate in teaching and research in other programs across the University and with clinical partners and other regional universities.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences currently includes four academic units: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and Rehabilitation Counseling. All units offer the graduate degree (DPT, MOT, MS in SLP, MRC). The Department will continue to thrive in newly renovated facilities with easy access to the UTEP campus, Fort Bliss, public transportation, major medical centers, and downtown El Paso. A $2.3 million renovation was recently completed to update and expand teaching laboratories, gait analysis, home care, driving simulation, and virtual reality research facilities, and a clinic for on-site faculty practice, clinical teaching, and research.
THE COLLEGE: The College of Health Sciences has five departments (Clinical Laboratory Science, Kinesiology, Public Health Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Social Work), a cooperative Pharmacy program with the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, and a collaborative relationship with the University of Texas at Houston School of Public Health-El Paso regional campus. Strong collaborative ties also exist with the UTEP School of Nursing, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso.
THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls more than 22,000 students – about 77 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American.
ABOUT EL PASO: El Paso County, a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 800,000 people, offers affordable homes and is the safest large city of its size in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. The international and multicultural characteristics of the Paso del Norte provide faculty with unique opportunities to address the border region's most challenging health issues.
BENEFITS: This position represents an excellent opportunity for an outstanding individual to build on an established program and shape the direction of new initiatives. Teaching excellence and scholarship will be commensurate with appointment at the Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor level. The position comes with excellent fringe benefits.
SALARY: The initial salary is negotiable and based on qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter which describes qualifications and interest in the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three professional references. Applicants will be notified before references are contacted. For more information, please contact Dr. Deborah Diaz at 915-747-7248 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send applications to:
Deborah S. Diaz, PT, PhD, Search Committee Chair
University of Texas at El Paso, College of Health Sciences
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences,
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.