Director Clinical Education & Assistant Professor

Job description

Job Title: Director Clinical Education & Assistant Professor
Location: UNG-Dahlonega, GA
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 223427
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Summary

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of North Georgia is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track Director of Clinical Education (DCE) at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The DCE will help prepare students with strong skills in movement science to navigate the complex health care system through interprofessional relationship building, exceptional patient/client-centered care, professionalism, communication, and technology focused on the pursuit of excellence. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to join our team as the Director of Clinical Education.


The primary responsibilities for the Director of Clinical Education are to coordinate and manage the clinical education activities on behalf of the academic program. The DCE collaborates with the academic faculty to establish clinical education standards, and to evaluate and facilitate development of clinical education sites and clinical faculty. Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing, assessing, and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum.
  • Selecting clinical learning environments that demonstrate sound patient management, ethical and professional behavior, and contemporary physical therapy practice.
  • Facilitating quality clinical education learning experiences.
  • Completing assessments and documentation for all aspects of the clinical education component.
  • Performing academic responsibilities consistent with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and institutional policy.
Required Qualifications
  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree.
  • A minimum of three (3) years in clinical practice.
  • A minimum of two (2) years in clinical education (e.g. DCE, SCCE, CI).
  • Eligible for PT licensure in Georgia.
  • Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students, and ongoing scholarship.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with an academic doctorate, experience as a DCE or SCCE, and completion of the APTA Credentialed Instructor Program Level 1 and Level 2.
Preferred Qualifications
  • It is preferred the successful candidate have evidence of an ongoing or developing record of a scholarly agenda or the potential to develop a scholarly agenda consistent with the mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcripts
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Special Applicant Instructions
  • If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at
  • Please submit contact information for three professional references.




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Posted: 2/7/2021
Application Due: 3/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time