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University of Colorado Assistant or Associate Professor, Hybrid Physical Therapy Program in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Assistant or Associate Professor, Hybrid Physical Therapy Program - 28053 Faculty


The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.

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The University of Colorado Resident Physical Therapy Program is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Hybrid Physical Therapy Faculty for a Hybrid program on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). This successful candidate will work with the Hybrid Program Director to implement the Hybrid Physical Therapy program. The primary academic appointment will be at UCCS with a joint appointment with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. While the position is centered on hybrid instruction, this is an on-campus position. This position reports to the Chair of the UCCS Department of Health Sciences with additional oversight by the Associate Dean of Physical Therapy Education and the Senior Associate Dean of Education, School of Medicine. The appointment will be at the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is a full-time 12-month faculty appointment with 40% teaching, 40% scholarship, 20% service responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the UCCS Health Science Department in the Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-el College of Nursing and Health Science, as well as accreditation standards as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3693971&targetURL=https://www.cu.edu/) and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world's only Bachelor of Innovation TM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022 (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3693971&targetURL=https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live) , known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trails, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities.

Job Duties:

The duties in this faculty position will include teaching, research and service responsibilities. The overall determination of research and clinical activities and allocation of time and effort will be subject to the determination of the Program Director.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Developing curricula and delivering course material.

  • Musculoskeletal Skills Instruction

  • Interprofessional Education

  • Simulation Learning

  • Clinical Reasoning

  • Ensuring the assessment of student learning outcomes in classroom and/or clinical laboratory settings.

  • Ensures the scope, depth, and breadth of course content, and maintenance of current records of student participation and grades, comply with program and CAPTE standards.

  • Providing student advisement.

  • Providing training and mentoring to teaching assistants and junior lecturers.

  • Reviewing methods and teaching materials and making recommendations for improvement.

  • Providing education at professional conferences, facilitating training for clinical partners and affiliates, and networking with others in the field.

  • Traveling to other universities or academic settings to participate in learning opportunities and gain experience.

  • Contributing to the creation of an environment that promotes growth, equality, and freedom of speech.

  • Engage in an active program of research/scholarship

  • Engage in various service activities with the College, UCCS and profession of PT

  • Plan, develop, and implement evaluation tools to assess student progress

  • Other duties as determined by the Dean and Department Chair

Non-teaching time will be dedicated to scholarly activities and dissemination as well as program, department and university service. Service duties include, but are not limited to, the Recruitment and Admissions Committee, Student Promotions Committee, Clinical Lab Management and other areas as assigned.

Attendance at meetings and educational events of the program, department and college is expected. DPT faculty provide support for CAPTE self-study and annual accreditation activities, student ceremonies, and faculty search committees. Faculty may assist with student recruitment, interviews, and academic counseling sessions. This position requires flexibility for days of the week and times of day due to involvement in multiple courses and PT Program needs.

Job Competencies:

  • Strategic thinker regarding hybrid instructional delivery and physical therapy education

  • A strong commitment to student centered instruction

  • A demonstrated ability and interest in contributing to the growth of the University and developing community relations

  • Demonstrated potential to achieve scholarship expectations suitable to the rank sought

  • The ability to meet deadlines

  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities regarding Learning Management Systems and I.T. needs of a hybrid program

  • Ability to effectively participate in shared decision making and execution skills associated with a state system campus and inter-campus academic partnership

  • Engages student participation and facilitates crucial conversations in online and in-person settings

  • Effective and consistent written and verbal communicator

  • Demonstrates willingness to gather input and use it to drive change

  • Maintains high standards in faculty scholarship and education

  • Develops education and research relationships within and between campuses

  • Self-awareness; works towards personal and professional growth; values diversity

  • Aware of national trends in PT profession

  • Able to establish and implement a scholarship/research plan per accreditation requirements and in accordance with university standards.

  • Knowledge of applicable pedagogy associated with the acquisition and development of clinical skills.

  • Knowledge of CAPTE requirements

  • Commitment to teaching excellence is required.

Work Location: On-site

Remote work will be available for emergency events. This will be offered based on the emergency and allowance will come from leadership and the guidelines provided at the time of the emergency.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range:

Generally starting at:

Assistant Professor: $100,000 - $112,000 annually

Associate Professor: $112,000 - $135,000 annually

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3693971&targetURL=https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness/new-employee) , some of which include:

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee

  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance

  • Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month, prorated if part-time)

  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%

  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent

  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

  • Faculty Housing Assistance Program (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3693971&targetURL=https://www.cu.edu/treasurer/housing-assistance-programs)

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 10, 2023 . However, this posting will remain open until filled.

  • The potential dates for HireVue interviews with the search committee will be the week of February 27, 2023.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee, supervisor and appointing authority will be starting the week of March 13, 2023.

  • The potential employee start date is July 1, 2023.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.


Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Assistant Professor:

  • A Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree or a lower-level physical therapy degree with a terminal degree (such as PhD, DSc, DHS, EdD, or equivalent) in a related field.

  • Eligibility for physical therapy licensure in the state of Colorado.

Associate Professor:

  • A Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree or a lower-level physical therapy degree with a terminal degree (such as PhD, DSc, DHS, EdD, or equivalent) in a related field.

  • Eligibility for physical therapy licensure in the state of Colorado.

  • 1-2 years experience with facilitating clinical laboratory activities within an academic setting

  • 1-2 years experience assessing student performance associated with traditional clinical laboratory activities and simulation learning experiences

  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience in physical therapy

  • Evidence of peer reviewed scholarship or presentations suitable to the rank of Associate Professor

  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience in a Doctoral Physical therapy program with demonstration of teaching responsibilities in foundational and patient management courses at multiple stages/levels of the curriculum related courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

Assistant Professor:

  • Prior university level classroom/laboratory teaching experience

  • Residency/fellowship program graduate and or completion of a research-based post-doctoral fellowship

  • Specialty certification (e.g. ABPTS, FAAOMPT) in area of content expertise

  • Experience with Hybrid teaching/virtual instruction and use of Learning management systems (Canvas)

  • 3 or more years of clinical PT experience

  • A record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations

Associate Professor:

  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Certifications

  • A record of professional development (continuing education)

  • Residency/fellowship program graduate and or completion of a research-based post-doctoral fellowship

  • Experience supporting students through doctoral committee service

  • Positions of increased academic responsibility, leadership and management accomplishments

  • Demonstrated ability to work with varied internal and external constituencies.

Physical Requirements:

The candidate must possess sufficient motor function to effectively perform job duties. This includes, but is not limited to, the performance, description or direction of others to safely lift, transfer, guard, and position patients. In addition, many physical therapy interventions require advanced hands-on skills to safely perform patient care including manual therapy and treatments that use accessory devices.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications submitted by February 10, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at cu.edu/cu-careers (job #: 28053). Official transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3693971&targetURL=cucareershelp@cu.edu) . Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy Application Materials Instructions: Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3. Unofficial transcripts. 4. Statement of Research Philosophy 5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

Job Category : Faculty

Primary Location : Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40083 - Beth-El Health Sciences

Schedule : Full-time

Posting Date : Dec 2, 2022

Unposting Date : Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Kathy Liu Posting Contact Email: kliu@uccs.edu (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3693971&targetURL=kliu@uccs.edu) Position Number: 00440328

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