Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy (Tenure Track)
Position Description: The Department of Physical Therapy in the University of the Pacific's School of Health Sciences welcomes applications from individuals interested in joining our faculty in a full-time 11-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and review will be on-going until the position is filled. Ideally, the selected candidate will start as early as May of 2021.
The University of the Pacific in Northern California has offered concise programs culminating in an accredited degree in physical therapy for 30 years, and began offering the DPT degree in 2003. The successful candidate will join a department of dynamic full-time and adjunct clinical faculty dedicated to preparing our students to be physical therapists and leaders who will have purposeful, meaningful, and positive impacts on health and society.
The primary teaching responsibilities for this position are specific to content knowledge and clinical expertise in the area of exercise physiology and cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as other needs identified by the department. In addition to fulfilling and excelling in teaching responsibilities, the successful faculty member must be a productive scholar with a commitment to university service.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with three distinct campuses united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate areas of study in 11 schools and colleges, more than 30 graduate and professional programs and 12 accelerated programs. The university's distinctive Northern California footprint includes its Stockton Campus, widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West. Building on our long-standing reputation for preparing health care professionals, University of the Pacific's School of Health Sciences has degree programs in Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco. The doctor of occupational therapy and master's in clinical nutrition, nursing, social work, and physician assistant studies are offered in Sacramento. The doctor of physical therapy, and programs in athletic and speech-language pathology are offered in Stockton. The doctor of audiology is offered in San Francisco. The School of Health Sciences is joined by two other renowned schools offering professional health care degrees: Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Basic Qualifications: Earned academic and/or clinical doctorate. 3 years of contemporary clinical experience as a Physical Therapist treating patients in an acute/ critical care environment, or in a cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation environment. PT licensure or eligibility for PT licensure in California within 1 year from date of hire.
Additional Qualifications: University level teaching experience teaching content related to one or more of the following: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Physical Agents, Electrotherapeutic Modalities, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Integumentary Physical Therapy Evidence of scholarly activity or publications American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) certification preferred; other specialist credentials that reflect expertise aligned with teaching needs will be considered Advanced academic training in physiology or related field
Physical Requirements: The applicant should be able to perform the essential functions of a physical therapist equivalent to clinical practice in a professional setting, which include but are not limited to: Relatively static and prolonged positioning in sitting and/or standing 3-7 hours/day Walking 3-7 hours/day Lifting and carrying greater than 50 lbs Gross physical mobility including pushing/pulling 50 lbs, twisting, bending, and squatting/kneeling Manual dexterity and moderate hand strength Corrected visual acuity of at least 20/40 Corrected hearing to detect soft sounds 20 feet away
Special Instructions: Please attach the following documents & information to your application: CV/Resume (Note: If required degrees are in progress, state estimated date of completion on CV/Resume) Cover Letter/Letter of Application Statement of teaching philosophy (Other) Statement of research interests and plan (Other 2) Three (3) letters of recommendation will be required if selected as a finalist.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.