Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy - Springfield College

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Company: Springfield College
Location:  Springfield, MO
Contact: Sharon Mosier;
Phone: 4137483745

The Springfield College Department of Physical Therapy invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level, beginning in 2024. Housed in the School of Health Sciences, the Department of Physical Therapy offers a 6.5-year dual-degree program leading to both a bachelor’s degree in health science/pre-physical therapy and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Using a collaborative and cooperative model, we are a faculty of academicians and clinicians who foster the acquisition of knowledge, values, and skills for exemplary professional practice. We develop innovative leadership and academic programs so that students, faculty, and consumers of physical therapy services may reach their fullest potential. Our service and scholarship reflect a commitment to the enrichment and promotion of the physical therapy profession and to our greater community.

In addition to physical therapy, the School of Health Sciences includes programs in physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, communication sciences and disorders, public health, gerontology, and health sciences. Interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism, and engaged student learning, as well as global, intergenerational, and multicultural perspectives are priorities of the School. Consistent with priorities in the School and College, applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

Requirements: Candidates are required to hold an earned academic doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD, DSc) in a relevant field, have a minimum of 1-3 years of experience teaching anatomy and neuroanatomy content, have human donor-based anatomy laboratory management experience, and be a licensed physical therapist eligible for physical therapy licensure in Massachusetts. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience and have a record of scholarship. Consideration will be given to doctoral candidates expected to complete their doctorate by August 2024.

The primary responsibilities include teaching anatomy and foundational science course work in our Doctor of Physical Therapy program and other graduate health science programs. Additional responsibilities include scholarly activity, student advisement and mentorship, and service to the School and College.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the College welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about the Springfield College position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement.

To apply, please visit Springfield College Careers at Applicants must submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Application reviews are ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.