Assistant Professor - Director of Clinical Education - #000416

Employer
Western Carolina University
Location
Cullowhee, NC

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

FAC483P

Quick Link for Internal Postings:

https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/17337

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Working Title:

Assistant Professor - Director of Clinical Education - #000416

Department:

Physical Therapy

Position Summary:

WCU, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has adopted a “Get Vaccinated or Get Tested” policy effective September 15, 2021. This will require you demonstrate evidence of full vaccination upon hire or be subject to regular testing.

The Department of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor faculty position to begin in January 2022 as the Director of Clinical Education (DCE). The DCE will administrate over all aspects of clinical education, including organization, continuous improvement review of the clinical education experiences, as well as development of new clinical partnerships. In addition, the DCE will have academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with accreditation standards and the mission and philosophy of the Department of Physical Therapy. The WCU physical therapy program fosters a student-centered learning environment where faculty place student success first and highly value diversity, inclusive excellence, interprofessional teamwork. The program enjoys a highly dynamic, positive work/learning environment with extensive support for faculty development and excellent opportunities for collaborative teaching, service, and research. Salary and rank are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. The program has students in both Asheville and Cullowhee with custom designed laboratories and excellent instructional technology resources that support synchronous video delivery between locations. The Biltmore Park instructional site is in Asheville, 50 miles away from Cullowhee, and houses several graduate programs including physical therapy, nursing, and social work. All faculty have primary assignments, but teach in both locations at times in order to foster strong relationships with all students. The primary location associated with this position (Cullowhee, NC or Asheville, NC) is negotiable. Review of applications will begin in September and continue until the position is filled.

WCU is a regional comprehensive university within the University of North Carolina System that embraces its role as a community-engaged university designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and has adopted the Boyer Model of Scholarship to support its commitment to integrated learning and the scholarship of engagement. The main campus is located in Cullowhee, a scenic rural valley between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains offering a mountain lifestyle with abundant opportunities for artisans and outdoor enthusiasts, and Asheville is well-known for its rich cultural vibrancy. Larger metropolitan cities including Atlanta and Charlotte are within easy driving distances. Western Carolina University is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current physical therapy license or eligibility to obtain licensure in North Carolina.
  • Professional physical therapy doctorate (DPT) from an accredited institution.
  • 3 years of demonstrated clinical experience in physical therapy.
  • 3 years of demonstrated clinical education experience as a SCCE or CI, or 1 year of demonstrated clinical education experience and 2 years of demonstrated experience teaching in a physical therapy program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exceptional communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and clinical mentoring skills.
  • Committed to quality, able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers, especially with colleagues involved with clinical education.
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy.
  • Commitment to community engagement through teaching, service, and scholarship.
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) certification or certification credentials appropriate for their teaching responsibilities.
  • 5 years or more of clinical experience in physical therapy.
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.
  • Expertise and ability to teach in an area that complements our current faculty in one or more of the following areas: acute care, pharmacology, or cardiopulmonary pediatric or neuromuscular physical therapy.
  • Experience or desire to engage in interprofessional education and/or simulation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Record of service to the profession.
  • Actively engaged or interested in research.
  • A terminal academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, etc.) or equivalent in a complimentary field to physical therapy from an accredited institution.

Position Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Number of Months Per Year:

12

Open Date:

09/08/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application must be made online and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references. If you have questions or seek additional information, contact John Carzoli, PT, DPT, OCS, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, 230 Health and Human Sciences Building, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Telephone: 828-654-6555. Email: [email protected] For more information about the program and the university, please visit our web site at pt.wcu.edu

Background/E-Verify:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

AA/EOE:

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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About Us

Western Carolina University offers a collaborative community of faculty and staff eager to partner together to support the success of our students and our institution. We attract employees who are inspired to work in higher education because of the difference we can make together in the lives of the more than 10,000 students who study at WCU. For a few other reasons WCU is a great place to work:

Do you like being involved in the local community? So do we. We have robust service learning and community outreach efforts that invite students, faculty and staff to serve our local community in an ever-growing number of ways.

Western Carolina University has been named the Top Adventure College in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Our main campus in Cullowhee is situated 15 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have a biking and hiking trail on campus and many more in the area.

We attract students who are eager to excel. WCU has the oldest and largest Honors College in the UNC system and is consistently among the Top 5 institutions nationally for undergraduate research projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

We are a cultural hub for the region. Our College of Fine and Performing Arts produces professional-quality theater under the direction of Broadway star Terrance Mann, and our music programs are recognized as some of the best in the state. Our Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been invited to the Macy's parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Our healthcare programs are some of the most competitive in the southeast and are housed in an incredible LEED-certified facility complete with some of the best technology in teaching along with community clinics for applied learning.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcu.edu/

Awards

Western Carolina University (WCU) has been honored in multiple areas demonstrating our commitment to our students, faculty, staff and our community.  Our distinguished faculty includes national award-winning authors, nationally and internationally recognized experts, and winners of Emmy, O’Henry, and National Endowment for the Arts awards – to name a few.  WCU has been named a Top Green College by Princeton Review, is among the Top 5 for Undergraduate Research in the nation, and has been named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a Best College Value.  Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has named WCU the Number 1 Outdoor Adventure College for three years running.  The WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is a Sudler Trophy recipient, having led the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl Parade.  WCU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the Top 12 Best Online Programs for the Military as well as #27 among institutions in the South for Best Colleges for Veterans.

Faculty and Staff are honored annually with a broad range of Teaching, Scholarship and service honors.  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcu.edu/

Benefits

Western Carolina University offers a wide array of high quality benefit plans from which to choose. These include comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, a choice between two retirement programs, both of which provide a valuable retirement benefit, as well as optional retirement savings opportunities. Employees also benefit from a generous leave program. For more information please visit our benefits page at UNC Benefits

Diversity and Inclusion

Western Carolina University has a commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse employees who bring to our campus varied perspective and cultural understanding. Our Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs aspires to strengthen diversity as an integral component of excellence at WCU. Among public universities, our institution leads the region in student body diversity, and our diversity metrics are growing.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission (who we are):

To improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in our region, state and nation through engaged learning opportunities in our academic programs, educational outreach, research and creative activities, and cultural activities. 

Our Core Values and Guiding Principles (what guides and inspires us):

Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning

Collaboration with and Respect for our Communities

Free and Open Interchange of Ideas

Responsible Stewardship and Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational and Environmental Sustainability

Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Our Vision Statement (who we want to be):

To be a national model for student learning and engagement that embraces its responsibilities as a regionally engaged university.

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