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Director of Clinical Education

Oregon Tech
Klamath Falls, Oregon
100,000 - 102,000
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

 The new Oregon Tech (OT) and Oregon Health Sciences University (OSHU) joint Doctor of Physical Therapy program is announcing a search for a non-tenured, full-time, 12-month, on-site Director of Clinical Education.

Position Summary:
This program will matriculate the 2nd cohort of students in Summer 2024 and has a cap of 24 DPT students annually in a 3-year onsite program., We are seeking a dynamic and innovative team player to join our team in Klamath Falls, Oregon. This individual will primarily be responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of the clinical education component of the program, including clinical site partnership development, refinement of student site matching and grading procedures, development of integrated clinical experiences, and ongoing assessment of same. The successful candidate also will have the opportunity to teach in their content area of expertise. The successful candidate will have a faculty appointment at both Oregon Institute of Technology and Oregon Health Sciences University.

Oregon Institute of Technology is a public polytechnic university in Oregon with a residential campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon, an urban campus in Wilsonville, Oregon, and additional locations in Salem and Seattle. We’re Oregon’s only polytechnic university, emphasizing technical subjects and applied sciences. The university offers a rigorous, experiential education that allows students to pursue their passions and professional opportunities in internships, externships and field experiences.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy joint Oregon Institute of Technology and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) program will provide a comprehensive entry-level, post-baccalaureate DPT education, with the unique focus of preparing high quality graduates with the skills to become practitioners of choice and leaders in rural physical therapy practice.

To receive consideration for this position, please visit: Oregon Institute of Technology Portal | Director of Clinical Education (

Then, submit an application in accompaniment with the listed required elements. The initial review of applications will begin on 06/18/2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after the updated initial review date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or, until the position is filled. Therefor, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the disclosed review date may not receive full consideration. 

Qualification Requirements: 

  • Earned clinical (DPT) or academic doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) from an accredited institution (academic doctorate preferred);
  • Licensed physical therapist in any state, and be eligible for and have intent to obtain physical therapist licensure in Oregon;
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a licensed physical therapist;
  • Two years of clinical practice with experience as a site coordinator of clinical education or clinical instructor in physical therapy, or a minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, and administration in a physical therapist education program.
  • Evidence of contemporary expertise in one or more content areas taught within physical therapy curriculum.
  • Able to function as a collegial and collaborative member of the OIT-OHSU DPT faculty and institution.

Preferred  Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience as a DCE as well as evidence of an ongoing or developing record of a scholarly agenda.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students and ongoing scholarship.

Departmental Information: 
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a joint Oregon Tech and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) program that will provide a comprehensive entry-level and post-baccalaureate DPT education, with the unique focus of preparing high quality graduates with the skills to become practitioners of choice and leaders in rural physical therapy practice. The DPT program will ensure graduates develop competence in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with health or medical conditions that may affect movement and mobility.

Graduates will complete all eligibility requirements to sit for the state licensure exam and will be prepared for employment as autonomous practitioners in a variety of clinical settings. As led by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), graduates will be encouraged to pursue advanced learning and mentorship opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • Residency and Fellowship
  • Post-Professional Degree
  • ABPTS Specialist Certification
  • Leadership Development
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
  • Advanced Proficiency Pathways

Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources.

Additional Information: 

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