California State University Sacramento
Announcement of Vacancy
Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor Position #101183
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Department of Physical Therapy
Beginning Fall Semester 2015
Sacramento State invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. With a current student population of about 28,000, Sacramento State, the capital University, is one of the larger campuses in the 23-campus California State University system, the largest system of higher education in the nation. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor's degree in 58 disciplines, the master's degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.
Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California's capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, Sacramento State is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of Sacramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provide unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.
Sacramento State's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a three-year program dedicated to graduating professional, evidence-informed physical therapists who have the knowledge to provide patient care in any practice environment. The program's curriculum is designed to provide a foundation in the science and art of physical therapy, one that engages students in clinical reasoning through problem-solving within the context of patient cases, both actual and simulated. In addition, students complete 36 weeks of full-time internships at three locations to learn by doing in their respective practice settings.
DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
· Teaching in areas of expertise, consistent with program needs
· Mentoring student scholarship
· Advising students
· Developing curriculum
· Engaging in scholarly activity
· Providing University & community service.
· There will be opportunity to contribute to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum designed to promote critical thinking and evidence-based clinical proficiency.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
· Education: Earned clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT Degree).
· Special Knowledge and Abilities: Applicant must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in California.
· Experience: Advanced training in orthopedic physical therapy and five years of clinical experience.
A successful Sacramento State faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.
· Education: Earned academic doctorate, (e.g. PhD, EdD, or ScD), in physical therapy or related field from an accredited institution and/or a clinical specialty certification.
· Special Knowledge and Abilities: Candidates with specialized training and teaching experience in orthopedic physical therapy and evidence-based practice. Experience working with information technology for instruction and a history of scholarly productivity.
· Experience: Experience teaching in graduate education.
This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2015 semester. Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position has been designated as sensitive and will require a Criminal Background check. We reserve the right to make employment offer contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background check.
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
APPLICATION REVIEW AND PROCEDURES
Review of applications will begin February 2, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State. Complete instructions for applying electronically are found at the link labeled "Instructions".
Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:
1. Letter of application
2. Current curriculum vita
3. Names and telephone numbers of three (3) recent professional references
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.
It is the policy of CSU Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodations to interview because of a disability, please contact the department office at (916)278-5770. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person's disability.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Sacramento State has made crime statistics available on-line at www.csus.edu/police/cleryact.htm.