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Open Rank: Associate Professor - Professor

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy Program

Open Rank- Associate Professor - Professor

Position # 00784366

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty, and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry, and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Physical Therapy Program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is home to three educational programs: the Physical Therapy Program, Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program, and PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science. The CU Physical Therapy Program most recently was ranked within the Top 13 accredited physical therapy programs in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report and is one of the first 25 educational programs still in existence in the United States. Additionally, our clinical and research partners include the Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, Craig Hospital, and Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute.

In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at the Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District. The metropolitan area affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets. Moreover, the state of Colorado offers ample outdoor activities through its 42 state parks, 8 mountain ranges, and 7 national forests.

This position is a full-time 12-month faculty appointment with teaching, scholarship, clinical and service responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado, as well as accreditation standards as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The qualified individual will have experience with program development, Pediatric Residency leadership, and post-professional education program management. In addition, this individual will have expertise in pediatric physical therapy, including both clinical and teaching experience targeted at this patient population. The qualified individual will demonstrate experience in teaching, course coordination, student advising, teamwork, and scholarship.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is a tenure-track, leadership role as Section Director of Post-Professional Education for the CU Physical Therapy Program. The duties in this faculty position will include teaching, research and service responsibilities. The overall determination of research and clinical activities and allocation of time and effort will be subject to the determination of the Program Director.

Teaching activities including:
    Developing curricula and delivering course material. Professional Development II Professional Development III Pediatrics Other course support for pediatric and/or neurological management, as needed
Contributing to residency and other post-professional didactics. Ensuring the assessment of student learning outcomes in classroom and/or clinical laboratory settings. Ensuring the scope, depth, and breadth of course content, and maintenance of current records of student participation and grades, comply with program and CAPTE standards. Providing student advisement in the Physical Therapy Program. Serving as a mentor or doctoral committee member in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences Program. Providing training and mentoring to teaching assistants, lecturers, and junior faculty. Reviewing methods and teaching materials and making recommendations for improvement. Providing education at professional conferences, facilitating training for clinical partners and affiliates, and networking with others in the field. Traveling to other universities or academic settings to participate in learning opportunities and gain experience. Contributing to the creation of an environment that promotes growth, equality, and freedom of speech.
Non-teaching time will be dedicated to scholarly activities and dissemination as well as program and department service. Scholarly activity includes, but is not limited to, publishing research, attending conferences, delivering presentations, and networking with others in the field. Administrative responsibilities include providing academic leadership for all residencies/fellowships and other post-professional programs. Anticipated service for the Physical Therapy Program will include Curriculum, Community Volunteerism, Student Promotions Committee and other areas as assigned. Additional responsibilities will include administrative service to the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences Program.

Attendance at meetings and educational events of the department and program is expected. All faculty provide support for CAPTE self-study and annual accreditation activities, student ceremonies, and faculty search committees. Faculty may assist with student recruitment, interviews, and academic counseling sessions. Participation in clinical service is possible with program approval and CU Medicine credentialing. This position requires flexibility for days of the week and times of day due to involvement in multiple courses and program needs.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at:

Associate Professor: $110, 520 - $124,730

Professor: $124,730 - $164,665

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate Professor:
    A Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree or a lower-level physical therapy degree with a terminal degree (such as PhD, DSc, DHS, EdD, or equivalent). A current PT license in the State of Colorado or eligibility for licensure in Colorado. Commitment to teaching excellence is required. A minimum of five-year teaching experience in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is required, with demonstration of teaching responsibilities in foundational and patient management courses at multiple stages/levels of the curriculum and pediatric content-related courses. Active ABPTS specialization in pediatrics. A minimum of 5 years full-time clinical experience in physical therapy. A minimum of 5 years of experience as a clinical mentor in a pediatric PT residency program. Exhibit independence and up-to-date pedagogy as a Course Coordinator and/or Curricular Track Coordinator.

    Eligibility for physical therapy licensure in the state of Colorado. A Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree or a lower-level physical therapy degree with a terminal degree (such as PhD, DSc, DHS, EdD, or equivalent). Knowledge of CAPTE and state clinical education requirements. A minimum of 7 years full-time clinical experience in physical therapy. A minimum of 7 years of experience leading a PT residency or other post-professional program. Demonstration of leadership abilities in national-level roles for professional societies and other organizations. Evidence of an active plan of clinical research, educational scholarship, or other scholarly activity appropriate for a senior faculty member and in accordance with university standards. Experience serving in leadership roles in support of program, department, and university governance.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate Professor:
    A record of professional development (continuing education). Residency/fellowship program graduate and/or completion of a research-based post-doctoral fellowship. Experience with Canvas as LMS, including grading, video integration, discussion board, etc. Experience with video file editing and course integration. Experience with Zoom meetings, including break-out rooms, chat, polling, etc. Experience supporting PhD students through doctoral committee service.

    An academic terminal degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DSc, or equivalent). American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Certification. A record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations. A record of independent grant funding. Commitment to teaching excellence exceeding 7 years of teaching experience in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Full-time clinical experience in physical therapy exceeding 7 years. Experience with virtual instruction and use of the Canvas LMS. Experience with federal grant submissions and a record of independent funding. Experience with PhD student mentorship. Experience with post-doctoral fellow mentorship.

    Demonstration of leadership abilities and process management in Program, APTA State Chapter and/or national APTA activities. Knowledge of CAPTE and state clinical education requirements. Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels throughout the institution. Leadership ability and commitment to advance diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 21472

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3-5 professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20884 - SOM-PM&R PHYSICAL THERAPY

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 27, 2021

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Angela Vondra Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00784366

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