The Tufts University School of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Community Medicine invites applicants to apply for three open full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty positions to the Boston-based Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. This accelerated two-year DPT program is a blend of online and on-campus activities that allow the faculty member to live remotely. However, DPT faculty members must travel and stay in the Boston area for designated time periods each semester over the two-year curriculum. The successful candidate is expected to enhance current teaching, scholarship, service, and mentoring activities within the DPT program.
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, debate, critical thinking, inclusion, and the capacity to work in a multidisciplinary practice environment.
We seek a collegial individual who either has a terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities (Ph.D., Ed.D, etc.) or a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (or tDPT), with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) or certification credentials appropriate for their teaching responsibilities. Rank will be commensurate with experience, but all Tufts University School of Medicine positions are non-tenure.
The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication, teamwork, growth mindset, internal motivation, and interpersonal skills to collaborate with a strong DPT faculty team. Given the nature of our hybrid educational instructional format, successful applicants should have strong computer skills or willingness to learn technologies to support the curriculum. We desire a team-oriented colleague with at least two years of previous full-time teaching experience in a DPT program who is willing and able to collaborate on innovative instructional methods, student-learning activities, and scholarly pursuits. We are also eager to identify candidates who utilize evidence-based teaching, integrate technology within the classroom, innovate with learning activities and assessment, and build a student-centered community within a virtual environment. The candidate should be licensed in or eligible for licensure in MA or the state of residence.
Teaching and Education Responsibilities: Teach courses as agreed upon with the Program Director, DPT Program.
Service Responsibilities: Refer to appropriate faculty rank within the School of Medicine Faculty Handbook (included but not limited to Tufts University, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, DPT Program, professional, and community service)
Scholarship Responsibilities: Refer to appropriate faculty rank within the School of Medicine Faculty Handbook
Practice Responsibilities: Refer to appropriate faculty rank within the School of Medicine Faculty Handbook
Essential Tasks and Functions:
The faculty member must demonstrate the following knowledge, skill, and ability or explain and demonstrate that the faculty member can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skill, and ability.
Demonstrates the ability to adhere to the Core Values of the Physical Therapy Profession
Demonstrates knowledge and skill/expertise in the areas of assigned teaching over the two-year program
Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and professionally written and orally, both online and in-person
Demonstrates the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including students, administration, faculty, and staff
Demonstrates the ability to handle detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality
Demonstrates the ability to handle a wide range of responsibilities in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program to include teaching, service, scholarship, advising/coaching,
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. Review of applications will begin the week of May 10, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. The ideal start date is August 2st, 2021. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Program Director and search committee chair: Megan.Donaldson@tufts.edu.
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, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
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