Post-Doctoral Fellow in Performing Arts Health, Science, and Education

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Aim: To equip a performing arts medicine clinician or performance science professional with a comprehensive skill set in preparation for leadership of a department/division within an academic institution, performing arts company, professional organization, or similar group.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow in Performing Arts Health, Science, and Education reports to and is supported by a team of faculty and staff from the Peabody Institute and Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The Fellow’s research activity will be mentored by a faculty mentor from PM&R, while education and administrative responsibilities will be overseen by staff from the Peabody Clinic, student affairs, and the office of the Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships, & Community Initiatives.

Activities within the following Programmatic Pillars will be tailored to the Fellow’s clinical expertise, professional background, and future career interests:

  1. Education (clinical, performing arts pedagogy, community, prevention, health awareness)
  2. Preventative Health Strategies (musculoskeletal, mindset/mental health, nutrition, fitness)
  3. Systems Navigation (academic, healthcare, industry, professional organizations, community)
  4. Administration (leadership and operations management)
  5. Investigation (injury surveillance, population health, clinical practice/outcomes, value-based care, performance physiology, biomechanics)
  6. Advocacy & Policy (industry and professional advocacy, health policy, occupational health, government policy)

The work of this 12-month fellowship (renewable) may include:

Education (ca. 50% of time)

  • Assist with coordination and program delivery for Peak Performance Fundamentals orientation program for incoming students
  • Debrief screenings with students
  • Provide weekly advisement sessions and coordinate advisement session team calendar
  • Liaise with Conservatory and Preparatory performance faculty as appropriate
  • Liaise with Student Affairs office as appropriate
  • Develop and deliver wellness/fitness/injury prevention programming and non-credit classes as appropriate
  • Teach wellness/injury prevention curriculum as needed and as appropriate
  • Coordinate backstage care

Research (ca. 25%)

  • Coordinate yearly data collection from student screenings, clinic usage, educational programs to assist with program evaluation
  • Serve as PI or Co-PI in clinical and educational research studies emanating from Peabody Clinic and the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Coordinate research studies and assist with grant applications as appropriate
  • Prepare and present research at Performing Arts conferences

Administrative support (ca. 25%)

  • Provide administrative support for yearly screenings
  • Assist with clinic marketing/communication/outreach to faculty and students
  • Oversee on-campus programming for fitness and wellness
  • If appropriate, provide direct clinical services

Salary: $54,000

Preferred start date: July 1, 2021

  • Doctorate or clinical doctorate in the fields of Medicine, Osteopathy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Athletic Training, Chiropractic, Psychology, Nutrition, Psychology, Applied Physiology, Biomechanics/Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Public Health, or Education
  • Preference given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and/or proficiency/accomplishment in the performing arts
  • Curriculum design/teaching experience in higher ed and/or community context

Please submit a cover letter regarding your interest in the position, a C.V., and a research or curriculum/teaching sample in one of the following formats:

  • Dissertation abstract
  • Presentation
  • Publication
  • Syllabus
  • Video

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