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Associate or Full Professor & Hybrid Physical Therapy Program Director

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs

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Associate or Full Professor & Hybrid Physical Therapy Program Director - 28046 Faculty

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.

Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

The University of Colorado Resident PT Program is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Hybrid Physical Therapy Program Director for a Hybrid PT Program on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). This successful candidate will work to implement a Hybrid Physical Therapy Program, work with university leadership to recruit the faculty and staff and lead the program upon its inception. The primary academic appointment will be at UCCS with a joint appointment with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. While the position is centered on hybrid instruction, this is an on-campus position. This position reports to the Chair of the UCCS Department of Health Sciences with additional oversight by the Associate Dean of Physical Therapy Education and the Senior Associate Dean of Education, School of Medicine. The appointment will be at the academic rank of Associate or Full Clinical Professor, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is a full-time 12-month clinical faculty appointment with 40% teaching, 10% scholarship, 10% clinical and 40% service responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the UCCS Health Science Department in the Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Science, as well as accreditation standards as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The qualified individual will demonstrate leadership, and management of an accredited PT program. The qualified individual will demonstrate experience in teaching, curriculum development, course coordination, student advising, teamwork, and clinical scholarship.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world's only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trails, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. For general information about UCCS, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to:

Job Duties:
    Contributing to the teaching and administration of the Hybrid Physical Therapy Program and representing the program during the on-site accreditation visit. Administering and managing the Hybrid Physical Therapy Program Recruiting, mentoring, and evaluating Hybrid Physical Therapy faculty; mentoring faculty through promotions process Preparing accreditation reports for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and other accrediting bodies, as requested Supporting collaborative clinical arrangements with Penrose/St. Francis-Centura Health, hospitals and other clinical affiliates in eastern and southern Colorado, and developing new out-of-state clinical affiliates with the Anschutz Director of Clinical Education Teaching and conducting scholarly activities in areas of expertise Overseeing financial resources of the Hybrid Physical Therapy Program in conjunction with the Chair of the UCCS Department of Health Sciences, Associate Dean of Physical Therapy Education, and Directors of Finance and Administration for Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences (JBE) and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Expanding and managing the curriculum for the DPT Program with the Residential Physical Therapy Program Director Supporting internships, residency experience and new/innovative clinical educational models Working with the Associate Dean of the CU Physical Therapy Education to maintain the PT alumni network and foster relationships with alumni Promoting community involvement and service to the PT profession and other related professions Performing other duties assigned by the Chair of the UCCS Department of Health Sciences in consultation with the Associate Dean of Physical Therapy Education Ensuring adequate faculty participation in research in accordance with accreditation standards and School expectations Serving on department, college and university level committees Other duties as determined by the Dean and Department Chair

Job Competencies:
    Strategic thinker regarding hybrid instructional delivery and physical therapy education A strong commitment to student-centered instruction A demonstrated ability and interest in contributing to the growth of the University and developing community relations Demonstrated potential to achieve scholarship expectations suitable to the rank sought The ability to meet deadlines Knowledge, skills, and abilities regarding Learning Management Systems and I.T. needs of a hybrid program Ability to effectively participate in shared decision making and execution skills associated with a state system campus and inter-campus academic partnership Leads effective meetings, energizes student participation and facilitates crucial conversations in online and in-person settings Effective and consistent written and verbal communicator Supports development and growth of faculty Creates an environment of accountability, appropriately delegates tasks and responsibilities Demonstrates willingness to gather input and use it to drive positive change Champions high standards in faculty scholarship and education Develops education and research relationships within and between campuses Strategic organizational skills, develops and implements effective action plans; achieves results in high-priority objectives Self-awareness; works towards personal and professional growth; values diversity Leadership courage, composure under stress, humility, self-control Aware of national trends in PT profession
    The Director should be visible on the national and/or international level

Work Location: On-Site

Remote work will be available for emergency events. This will be offered based on the emergency and allowance will come from leadership and the guidelines provided at the time of the emergency.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range:

Associate Clinical generally starting at $112,000 - $135,000 per 12-month contract

Full Professor Clinical generally starting at $135,000 - $215,000 per 12-month contract

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 University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee

  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance

  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%

  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent

  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

  • Faculty Housing Assistance Program

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 10, 2023. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

  • The potential dates for HireVue interviews with the search committee will be the week of February 27, 2023.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee, supervisor and appointing authority will be starting the week of March 13, 2023.

  • The potential employee start date is July 1, 2023.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

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.

Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
    Candidate must have an earned post-professional doctorate degree (PhD, EdD, ScD, DSc or equivalent) in physical therapy and a related discipline (an entry-level physical therapy degree (MSPT or DPT)) Minimum of 5 years full-time physical therapy program faculty service Eligibility for physical therapist licensure in the State of Colorado.

The candidate will also be accomplished as a scholar and teacher commensurate with eligibility for a clinical appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

To be considered at the clinical associate professor level, preferred applicants should also show evidence of
    Excellence in teaching and scholarly activities Experience chairing and serving on PhD dissertation committees History of securing internal and external funding Expertise in key academic area(s) that would enhance the Hybrid PT Program's national reputation Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative leadership and partnerships with the Physical Therapy program constituencies Demonstrated departmental leadership interest in leadership roles.

To be considered at the full professor level, preferred applicants should show also evidence of:
    Excellence in leadership Outstanding organizational skills Excellent communication skills with faculty and community participants.

Preferred Qualifications:
    5 years or more of hybrid instruction and program management Prior clinical experience 5 or more years of full-time physical therapy program faculty service Graduate teaching Previous scholarship and research Previous service Positions of increased academic responsibility Leadership and management accomplishments Demonstrated ability to work with varied internal and external constituencies

Physical Requirements:

The candidate must possess sufficient motor function to effectively perform job duties. This includes, but is not limited to, the performance, description or direction of others to safely lift, transfer, guard, and position patients. In addition, many physical therapy interventions require advanced hands-on skills to safely perform patient care including manual therapy and treatments that use accessory devices.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.
Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by February 10, 2023 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job #: 28046). • Official transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected]. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy Application Materials Instructions: Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3. Unofficial transcripts. 4. Statement of Research Philosophy 5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40083 - Beth-El Health Sciences

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 2, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Kathy Liu Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00704252

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