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 two-year 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 Phoenix for designated time periods each semester. Collaboration and coordination with Tufts Boston-based DPT Program 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.
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 establishes expectation for compliance.
Delegate individuals to coordinate certain portions of requirements on behalf of the faculty.
Come into compliance with accreditation criteria within 2 years of being determined to be out of compliance.
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.
Develop and maintain a contemporary and evidence-based Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum that meets accreditation standards and achieves program goals and expected outcomes
.Develop, maintain, and uphold regulations, policies and procedures that meet accreditation standards and achieve program goals and expected outcomes
Provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the DPT Program in collaboration
Provide faculty and staff with mentorship and regular evaluations, to include an organized professional development plan in the areas of teaching, research, and service
Plan and administrate the DPT Program budget and financial resources to support the current and anticipated program needs, to include academic and clinical education, faculty, facilities, and equipment needs
In collaboration with Tufts Boston-DPT program, lead strategic planning activities for the Tufts DPT -AZ Program.
Plan and conduct Tufts DPT-AZ Program faculty meetings
Recruit faculty for Tufts DPT-AZ Program.
Provide recommendations on continued employment and promotion of faculty in accordance with the Tufts University System for Faculty Rank
Serve on executive, planning, and standing committees as directed by the Dean.
Represent the DPT-AZ Program to Tufts University, the community, and the profession of physical therapy
Attend Tufts University activities as designated.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Dean.
Teaching and Education Responsibilities
The Program Director of the DPT Program will teach courses as agreed upon with the Dean.
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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
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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.
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-based DPT program. 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 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 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 DPT), with American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) or certification credentials appropriate for their teaching responsibilities.
This position is non-tenured track faculty position with salary and rank commensurate with qualifications.
This position reports to the Dean of Public Health & Professional Degree Programs on the Tufts Health Sciences Campus in Boston, Massachusetts. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor, he/she must have a proven track record of scholarship, extramural research funding, and graduate student advising and teaching at the doctoral level. Additionally, the successful candidate will understand higher education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapy clinical education; knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting didactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy. The candidate, if a physical therapist, should be licensed or eligible for licensure in Arizona or their state of residence.
Tufts University QUALIFICATIONS:
Earned terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities,
Senior faculty rank (Associate Professor or higher), with experience consistent with Tufts University system for designated faculty rank
A minimum of 6 years of full time higher education experience, with a minimum
Understanding of higher education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapy education
Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy
Licensed or eligible for licensure in Arizona or the state of residence.
Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education.
Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.
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 the search committee Chair: Megan Donaldson PT, PhD, FAAOMPT.
Review of applications will begin in May of 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
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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