Full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Faculty Positions
It is the vision of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Adventist University of Health Sciences for the students, graduates, and faculty to be recognized by the communities in which they are engaged for their excellence in practice, contribution in research, and caring in service. The program’s mission is to prepare entry-level physical therapists who will provide and further patient-centered care and evidence-based practice as well as to minister to the needs of the communities in which they serve.
The DPT program is being developed in fulfillment of the University’s strategic plan and the current faculty are preparing to submit an Application for Candidacy to CAPTE.
We are looking for additional full-time faculty members interested in and qualified to contribute to this program’s ongoing development, implementation, and assessment. The ideal candidate is one who has:
- a good mission fit, both with the University and the program
- an earned advanced level doctorate or a Doctor of Physical Therapy (entry-level or transitional DPT) with a clinical specialty certification (ABPTS board certification preferred)
- contemporary expertise in assigned teaching areas
- effective teaching and student evaluation skills
- a well-defined, ongoing scholarly agenda
- a record of service consistent with the expectations of the program and institution
- PT licensure, or eligibility for licensure, in the State of Florida
A Fall 2015 start for the first cohort of 30 students is planned. A blended learning approach will be utilized by the program. The program is housed in a brand new Graduate Building with dedicated classrooms, skills and research labs, and administrative office space.
Adventist University of Health Sciences, located near downtown Orlando, Florida, is a faith-based institution that specializes in allied health and nursing education. The University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and currently offers degrees in nursing, radiologic sciences, diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine, and occupational therapy.
Contributing to academic excellence on-campus are the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA), Center for Educational Technology, and the Writing Center. The CAA offers support for students in the areas of: tutoring, counseling, advising, academic coaching, and disability accommodations. The Center for Educational Technology provides services and tools to assist faculty in technology integration to enhance learning and increase student engagement. The Writing Center is a student and faculty resource which provides technology and consultants to help plan, draft, and revise communication in any form . In addition, the University Colloquium is an interdisciplinary program designed to engage University students, faculty, staff, and members of our community in conversation on selected books and their topics, which for this past year has been moral courage.
Faculty are encouraged to practice in the University’s Hope Clinic, a faculty-run clinic that serves the under- and uninsured communities. Close ties to the University’s parent organization, Florida Hospital, allow for outstanding clinical opportunities for our future students.
Research collaboration exists with the Translational Research Institute, a joint venture between Florida Hospital and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute that is dedicated to the study of obesity, metabolism, diabetes, and the metabolic origins of cardiovascular disease, and the Nicholson Center, one of the largest and most experienced medical learning and simulation incubation centers of its kind in the country dedicated to advancing next-generation clinical knowledge.
Faculty members have access to a wide variety of benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, responsibilities, and qualifications. The University is a non-tenure track institution. Adventist University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
For more information on the program please visit our website at: www.adu.edu/pt or contact Scott Bennie at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the position go to: www.floridahospitalcareers.com/ and search for job number: 182527.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter (summarizing their qualifications for the role, research agenda, and philosophy on education), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be submitted via email to: email@example.com or mailed to:
Scott Bennie, PT, DSc, MBA
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Adventist University of Health Sciences
671 Winyah Drive
Orlando, FL 32803