Clinical Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy and Assistant Director of Clinical Education

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida invites forward-thinking, energetic, creative physical therapists to apply for a Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education position. This is a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure track position. Duties for this position will include advancing the clinical education curriculum by ensuring the quality and consistency of our student clinical experiences, strengthening partnerships with current and future clinical sites, and adapting to novel models of clinical education. Additionally, this position will include teaching in areas of need and the applicant’s area of expertise, contributions to departmental committees, and participating in community service initiatives.

The Department of Physical Therapy is housed within the College of Public Health and Health Professions and is well integrated within the Health Science Center, providing a wealth of opportunities for enrichment and collaborations. This ambitious department, with more than 20 core faculty members, is strongly committed to the teaching of contemporary, evidence-based practice and to preparing our graduates for future practice trends in the rapidly evolving health care system. The Physical Therapy faculty are strongly committed to excellence in research and teaching and have received numerous national teaching and research awards. The UF Department of Physical Therapy is a US News and World Report Top 10 physical therapy program and has been recognized nationally within the profession as a program of excellence. We are looking for someone to join our team who is committed to our aspirations for attaining higher levels of achievement and excellence.

The University of Florida is a comprehensive doctoral research-extensive university that includes a wide range of academic departments and programs ( ). It has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. The academic environment at UF is exceptional and includes rigorous academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and numerous cutting-edge institutes and research centers. The city of Gainesville is affordable and family friendly, offering a variety of opportunities for entertainment and outdoor activities.

Minimum requirements : Post-professional doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) or post-professional Doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, etc.). Licensed, or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Florida.

Preferred qualifications : Applicants will have at least 5 years’ experience in clinical practice, teaching experience, and specialty certification. Experience with service learning, service at the state or national level, and an awareness of and direct experience with current issues affecting DPT clinical education, and experience in the Assistant Director of Clinical Education or Director of Clinical Education roles are strongly preferred. Candidates must also have experience supervising students in an academic and/or clinical environment. Candidates who demonstrate initiative, are problem solvers, and have an ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, clinicians, and others with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in more information or have any questions please contact the chair of the search committee for this position: Dr. Mark Bishop, Interested candidates should submit an application packet, which includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of references.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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