CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO
A Premier Metropolitan University, the Campus of Choice for
Student, Faculty, Staff, and the Community
Announcement of Vacancy
Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor Position #168
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Department of Physical Therapy
Beginning Fall Semester 2014
California State University, Sacramento 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 is organized around eight colleges. There are approximately 1,700 faculty who provide programs of instruction leading towards bachelor’s degrees in 60 disciplines and Master’s degrees in 40 disciplines, two joint doctoral programs, and one independent doctoral program.
Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a population of approximately 2 million. Sacramento, a city and county with a very diverse population, was identified by Time Magazine in 2002 as “America’s most integrated city.” 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 our liberal arts tradition. The proximity of Sacramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research, internships, and employment.
Minimum / Required Qualifications
Education: Earned academic doctorate, (e.g. PhD, EdD, or ScD), in physical therapy or related field from an accredited institution is required.
Special Knowledge and Abilities: Applicant must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in California.
Experience: Three years of clinical experience and a record of scholarly achievement are required.
A successful California State University, Sacramento 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.
Preferred / Desired Qualifications
Education: Earned Doctor of Physical Therapy from an accredited institution and/or a clinical specialty certification is desirable.
Special Knowledge and Abilities: Candidates with specialized training and teaching experience in musculoskeletal physical therapy, biomechanics, prosthetics, and evidence based practice are preferred. Experience working in a biomechanics/motion analysis/ human performance laboratory and use of information technology for instruction is also preferred.
Experience: Experience teaching in graduate education is preferred.
Duties will include teaching in areas of expertise, consistent with program needs; mentoring student scholarship; advising students; developing curriculum; engaging in scholarly activity; and providing University & community service. Also, there will be opportunity to contribute to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum designed to promote critical thinking and evidence-based clinical proficiency.
This is a tenure-track, academic-year position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and names and telephone numbers of three (3) recent professional references to:
Ed Barakatt, PT, PhD, Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, California 95819-6020
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.
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States
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.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
This position may be designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Sacramento has made crime reporting statistics available online at http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/Documents/clery/2013cleryfinal.pdf . Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years, are included. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other safety matters. Print copies are available in the Library, and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.