Program Director: Associate Professor or Professor

Employer
Tufts University School of Medicine
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Physical Therapy
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, a summary of teaching evaluations, and three professional letters of recommendation.  To apply go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/99404.  For technical support please visit https://support.interfolio.com/ or email: help@interfolio.com or phone: 877-997-8807. Review of applications will begin January 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Associate Professor or Professor Faculty Rank
Program Director
Department of Public Health & Community Medicine
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program- Washington State

 The Tufts University School of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Community Medicine invites applications for a full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment at the level of Associate, or Professor to serve as the Program Director for the developing hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. This accelerated 7 semester DPT program is a blend of online and on-campus activities which allows the faculty member to live remote to the School of Medicine campus. However, DPT faculty members must be able to travel and stay in the Seattle area for designated time periods each semester. Collaboration and coordination with Tufts Boston and Tufts Phoenix DPT Programs and the School of Medicine is envisaged.  The successful faculty candidate is expected to enhance current teaching and mentoring activities within the DPT program, as well as develop a scholarly agenda and participate in community and professional service appropriate to a university faculty member. Combinations of areas of clinical expertise are welcome, and we encourage interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives. 

Successful candidates should possess excellent communication skills and strong computer skills to meet the needs of our online didactic instructional format. We desire a team-oriented colleague who is willing and able to collaborate and share instructional methods and student-learning activities with their colleagues and with Tufts Boston and Tufts Phoenix DPT programs. We also are eager to identify candidates who show a genuine appreciation of evidence-based teaching, integration of technology within the classroom and building a inclusive student-centered community within the online classroom. 

The successful candidate serving in the role of Program Director is expected to enhance curricula development and mapping of objectives to accreditation standards within the DPT program. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with curriculum development, program assessment, and accreditation reporting. This faculty member should have a scholarly agenda including the scholarship of teaching and learning or desire to conduct research in this area.

We seek a collegial individual who has a terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities (Ph.D., Ed.D, etc.). This position, like all DPT positions in the School of Medicine, is a non-tenured track faculty position with salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine  on the Tufts Health Sciences Campus in Boston, Massachusetts. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have a proven track record of scholarship, excellence in teaching, and service to their university and the profession. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a history of leadership and demonstrated understanding of higher education and contemporary clinical practice. The candidate should be licensed in their state of residence and eligible for licensure in Washington.

Qualifications 

  1. Earned terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities,
  2. Senior faculty rank (Associate Professor or higher), with experience consistent with Tufts University system for designated faculty rank
  3. A minimum of 6 years of full time higher education experience and 3 years in a leadership role
  4. Understanding of higher education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapy education
  5. Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy
  6. Licensed in their state of residence and eligible for licensure in Washington state
  7. Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education
  8. Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels 

Administrative Responsibilities 

  1. Establish and maintain program accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Overall responsible for coordinating the Program’s compliance with all expected standards and rules.
  • Coordinate timely submission of required fees and documentation, including reports of graduation rates, performance on state licensing exams and graduation rates, to the appropriate accreditation bodies.
  • Notify accrediting bodies about expected or unexpected substantive changes within the program and of any change in institutional accreditation status or legal authority to provide post-secondary education.
  • Assure access to applicable standards to all members of the faculty and establish an expectation for compliance.
  • Delegate individuals to coordinate certain portions of requirements on behalf of the faculty.
  • Maintain accurate information on the program website that is easily accessible to the public regarding accreditation status and current student achievement measures.
  • Follow policies and procedures of CAPTE as outlined in The CAPTE Rules of Practice and Procedure. 
  1. Develop and maintain a contemporary and evidence-based Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum that meets accreditation standards and achieves program goals and expected outcomes
  2. Develop, maintain, and uphold regulations, policies and procedures that meet accreditation standards and achieve program goals and expected outcomes
  3. Provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the DPT Program in collaboration with Tufts other DPT programs and the School of Medicine
  4. Provide faculty and staff with mentorship and regular evaluations, to include an organized professional development plan in the areas of teaching, research, leadership, and service
  5. Plan and administrate the DPT Program pro forma, annual budget, and financial resources to support the current and anticipated program needs, to include academic and clinical education, faculty, facilities, and equipment needs
  6. In collaboration with Tufts DPT programs, lead strategic planning activities for the Tufts DPT - Washington
  7. Plan and conduct Tufts DPT-Washington Program faculty meetings
  8. Recruit faculty and staff for Tufts DPT-Washington
  9. Provide recommendations on continued employment and promotion of faculty in accordance with the Tufts University System for Faculty Rank
  10. Serve on executive, planning, and standing committees as directed by the
  11. Represent the DPT-Washington Program to Tufts University, the community, and the profession of physical therapy
  12. Attend Tufts University activities as designated
  13. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Dean

Teaching and Education Responsibilities 

  1. The Program Director of the DPT Program will teach courses as agreed upon with the Dean and in keeping with effective delivery of the curriculum.
  2. Refer to Job Description for appropriate faculty rank. 

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. The Tufts University School of Medicine is located on the Health Sciences Campus in the heart of downtown Boston. Also located on the campus are the School of Dental Medicine, the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center (HNRCA) on Aging. The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine houses the Public Health Programs that confer the Master of Public Health (MPH), the Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH), Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant), and the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics. All faculty in the Department are non-tenured track and seek to create an educational and workplace environment that fosters active learning, discussion, and debate, critical thinking, inclusion and the capacity to work in a multidisciplinary practice environment.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here https://oeo.tufts.edu/policies-procedures/non-discrimination/. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or Johny.Laine@tufts.edu.  Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, a summary of teaching evaluations, and three professional letters of recommendation.  To apply go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/99404.  For technical support please visit https://support.interfolio.com/ or email: help@interfolio.com or phone: 877-997-8807. 

Review of applications will begin January 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

 

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