University of South Alabama Faculty Position Department of Physical Therapy
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a 12‐month, full‐time, tenure‐or non‐tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor effective January 2021.
RESPONSIBILITIES of the position include teaching graduate courses in physical therapy in the candidate’s area of expertise; conducting, publishing, and presenting research; providing student advising and mentorship; clinical practice; contributing to student recruitment; collaborating with faculty; participating in curriculum development; and providing service to the Department, University, and community. The successful candidate must display effective teaching practices, provide experiential student learning opportunities, and engage in program related student and community engagement.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include a DPT or a DPT/MSPT/BSPT with an academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or DSc). ABDs nearing completion of the degree will be considered. Candidates should have skills and/or experience in teaching, research, and service. Ideal candidates will complement our existing program and faculty. Those seeking to develop a research program should submit documentation demonstrating their research productivity in the form of peer‐reviewed publications and grantsmanship.
For tenure‐track appointments to Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, the candidate should have a DPT/MSPT/BSPT and an academic doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, or DSc) and must demonstrate the ability to establish and continue a line of scholarship with potential to secure external research funding. Rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials and experience in demonstrating a consistent and ongoing record of scholarship and experience with securing external research funding. ABDs nearing completion of the doctoral degree may be considered.
Non‐tenure track position appointments to Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials and experience in scholarship, teaching, and service.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS include applicants with experience in teaching research‐related course content in a Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum in addition to possessing a history of published rehabilitation science‐related research in peer‐reviewed publications.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY at USA, with a nearly 40‐year history, offers an accredited well‐established and highly respected entry‐level DPT program. The academic program is developed, managed, and implemented by the Department’s seven full‐time faculty members. The curriculum is delivered over eight continuous semesters using innovative teaching strategies such as patient simulation and team‐based learning that foster student engagement and clinical reasoning. Team teaching is utilized to promote delivery by faculty with content expertise. The Department is housed in the Health Sciences building and includes research labs with a Vicon motion analysis system, BTE Primus, and a Carefusion portable metabolic system. Innovative teaching methods are encouraged and supported through the University’s Human‐Patient Simulation Program, Innovation in Learning Center, TeamUSA Quality Enhancement Plan, and the Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice initiative. For more information about the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of South Alabama, please visit the website at: http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/alliedhealth/pt/index.html
THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA is in historic Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf Coast, between New Orleans and the Florida panhandle. The University is a public, Carnegie “Research University/High Research Activity” institution, enrolling more than 14,500 students in nine colleges and schools. Founded in 1963, the University seeks to establish itself as a premier academic institution in the southeastern United States. Mobile is the center of a growing, two‐county, metropolitan area (~600,000 residents) with an expanding, diverse economy.
APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Be prepared to attach a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Inquiries should be emailed to Dr. Preston Warren at: email@example.com.
Following the review of the applicants, applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have submitted three signed original letters of recommendation and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts from all degree granting institutions attended sent directly to Preston Warren, University of South Alabama, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, HAHN 2021, 5721 USA Drive N., Mobile, AL 36688‐0002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
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