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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of Clinical Education, Physical

Simmons University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapy

Main Campus - Boston, MA

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and of challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to focus on preparing women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women-centered undergraduate program, with graduate programs open to all. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Simmons was founded in 1947 and has a long history of providing quality professional education to leaders and highly regarded practitioners. The faculty of the DPT program are experienced educators and respected clinicians and scholars who are dedicated to creating a learning community that values active learning opportunities, research and evidence based clinical coursework, small group case-based learning activities, and meaningful clinical experiences enhanced by faculty mentorship. High student performance on the National Physical Therapy Examination, student employment upon graduation, and employer and patient satisfaction with Simmons Physical Therapy alumnae/i are indicators of the strength of the curriculum, faculty effectiveness, and student dedication.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is housed in the College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences (CNBHS). CNBHS is a collegial and supportive community of teachers and scholars within a uniquely multidisciplinary College. Simmons faculty and staff are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Job Summary: The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is searching for a .75 FTE, 12-month contract faculty position who will also be the Assistant Director of Clinical Education. Depending on the candidate's experiences and professional goals, we offer several different possibilities for faculty rank. Applicants should be educators, practitioners, and scholars. The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong teaching and clinical experience, be committed to working with clinical partners outside of the University, and will join our current faculty who are dedicated to maintaining and advancing the Simmons Doctor of Physical Therapy program's strong national stature, ranking, and impact in the 21st century. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with individuals across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives.

Primary Responsibilities: The faculty member will assist the Director of Clinical education in coordinating and evaluating the clinical education component of the curriculum, and teach assigned courses. Courses will be determined based on Departmental need, and candidate expertise. The faculty member is expected to advise and mentor students, participate in curriculum development, and serve on departmental, college, and University committees as appropriate.

  • A doctoral degree (DPT, PhD, EdD, ScD, etc.) in physical therapy or related field is required;
  • Active, unrestricted license to practice physical therapy in any United States jurisdiction;
  • 3 years of clinical physical therapy practice with preferred experience as a SCCE (Site Coordinator for Clinical Education), or at minimum as a CI (Clinical Instructor); and
  • 3-­5 years of physical therapy teaching experience in an area of clinical or research expertise.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following electronically with their application: (1) a cover letter including key qualifications for the position and relevant interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, including a list of courses the candidate can excel in teaching; and (4) the contact information for at least three professional references. Additional supporting materials to document excellence in teaching, such as course evaluations and syllabi of courses taught, are optional and welcomed.

The target date for hiring is as soon as possible or by Fall 2022. The position will be open until filled.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.
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