Faculty Position - Open Rank, Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Physical Therapy Program
The Department of Physical Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position (all ranks considered) with expertise in teaching geriatric and musculoskeletal physical therapy content. A strong clinical background and treating individuals across the lifespan is desired. Preference will be given to candidates who also hold a terminal academic degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DSc) and specialty certification; however, all qualified applicants are welcome to apply. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the musculoskeletal, therapeutic intervention, anatomy and geriatric courses, and based on programmatic needs and content expertise. As a core faculty member, the candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching in addition to scholarship and academic service responsibilities. Individuals must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, exhibit collegiality and prioritize teamwork.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Earned professional DPT degree from a CAPTE-accredited program
- ABPTS certified orthopedic or sports clinical specialist (OCS, SCS) and / or geriatric clinical specialist (GCS) preferred
- Experience working with orthopedic populations across the lifespan; skilled in patient management of individuals with musculoskeletal conditions
- A Physical Therapist who is licensed in any United States jurisdiction and eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania.
- Prior teaching experience (in some capacity) in an entry-level DPT educational program.
- Strong communication and collaborative skills.
The successful candidate will join a nationally recognized faculty who are committed to graduating students who are prepared to practice in tomorrow’s health care environment. The Department of Physical Therapy resides in the Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Science.
Review of applications to fill this position will begin immediately. Interested candidates should submit on-line application/CV; https://hr.jefferson.edu/careers.html Job ID # 9295131
Applicants are requested also to submit a letter of application that includes curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to FacultyRecruitment@jefferson.edu
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