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Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education

Georgia Southern University

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Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education — Search #67939
Waters College of Health Professions and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of non-tenure track Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education (DCE).

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the mission of the doctoral program in Physical Therapy (DPT) is to educate individuals whose physical therapy skills and knowledge meet the challenges of the rapidly changing healthcare system and the expanding needs for physical therapy services. The program works collaboratively with the physical therapy community to improve the quality of physical therapy care and enhance the scientific basis of professional practice.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair and the DPT Program Director, the Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education requires teaching, administrative, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the DPT program. The primary responsibilities of the Director of Clinical Education are to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the DPT program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty. Teaching, scholarship, and service are required of all faculty. These activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing, scheduling, monitoring, and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum;
  • Facilitating quality learning experiences for students during clinical education;
  • Evaluating student performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum;
  • Educating students, clinical faculty, and academic faculty about clinical education;
  • Selecting clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with physical therapy practice;
  • Maximizing available resources for the clinical education program;
  • Providing documented records and assessment of the clinical education component of the DPT Program (including clinical education sites and clinical educators);
  • Engaging core faculty in clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment;
  • Teaching in the DPT program;
  • Assisting with procedures involved with program reaccreditation.

    The Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education, in cooperation with program faculty, establishes clinical education sites and facility standards, selects and evaluates clinical education sites, and facilitates ongoing development of and communication with clinical education sites and clinical faculty. The position is a 12-month, non-tenure track position. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) or a closely related field by July 1, 2023;
  • Licensed physical therapist or eligible for licensure in the state of Georgia;
  • Prior work experience as DCE
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a licensed physical therapist;
  • Minimum of two years of clinical supervision of students and/or clinical coordination experience (CCCE or CI); or minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a physical therapy education program
  • Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills;
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy;
  • Ability to initiate, administer, assess, and document clinical education programs;
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers;
  • Ability to travel, as needed;
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior teaching experience in a PT academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice;
  • Knowledge of educational, management, and adult learning theory and principles;
  • Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education;
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels;
  • Earned status as an American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor.

    Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

    Screening of applications begins November 18, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2023. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    		Dr Keri Mans, Search Chair, Search #6793
    				Georgia Southern University
    		Electronic mail: [email protected]
    		Telephone: 912-344-3245

    More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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