Open Rank Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
Open Rank Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions
The Temple University College of Public Health, an interdisciplinary college devoted to an innovative educational and research environment that brings a transdisciplinary perspective of health, wellness, and social welfare, invites applications for non-tenure track faculty members in Physical Therapy to begin Summer Semester 2017.
Position and Qualifications. We seek highly motivated individuals with strong interpersonal communication skills and experience in teaching to fill faculty positions on the instructional track. Professional student mentoring and participation in University and community service is expected. Interprofessional education opportunities are developing. Clinical practice opportunities are also available. Although we are seeking faculty primarily with skills in orthopedic, geriatric and pediatric physical therapy, we welcome applications from persons who can teach in multiple areas of the curriculum. Faculty have the opportunity to teach in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Orthopaedic Clinical Residency and to mentor in the student-run Pro Bono Clinic. Qualifications include a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from an accredited institution, eligibility for Pennsylvania licensure, and demonstrated interest
or previous instructional experience in a DPT curriculum. Previous experience in education is a plus. Additionally, specialist certification by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a record of scholarship is preferred. Therapist with expertise in musculoskeletal or cardiovascular and pulmonary practice areas are highly desirable.
The Department of Physical Therapy. Comprised of 16 faculty, the Department enrolls over 155 students in its accredited entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy program and its orthopedic residency. As part of the College’s emphasis on interdisciplinary education, the Departments of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy collaborate on a joint MS and PhD in Neuromotor Science. Collaborative opportunities exist with research centers at Temple University including the Neuromotor Science Research consortium including state of the art motion analyses and virtual reality and immersive environments. PT faculty collaborate with faculty in many disciplines (e.g., engineering, computer science, psychology, radiology, otolaryngology) and with local institutions including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Shriners Hospital for Children, Magee Rehabilitation Center and Moss Rehab. New classrooms open this summer for the incoming class of PT students in a new building on Temple’s Main Campus where programs in Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training will also attend class. Our student-run pro bono clinic serves adult and pediatric patients. A faculty clinical practice is being planned to open in 2018.
The College of Public Health. The College, a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession and social work disciplines, enrolls nearly 4,500 students in more than 50 academic programs taught by 160 talented faculty. The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in the configuration of programs, research profile, increase in rankings, and collaboration across units. The College’s innovative research focuses on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science and is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia. The University is moving up quickly in rankings. For example, Temple is ranked by the National Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the country and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry. Temple is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination.
Appointments may be made at the non-tenure track ranks of Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
To apply, send a letter detailing teaching and clinical experience and preparation and curriculum vitae with names of 3 references to Dr. Carole Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.