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University of Pittsburgh Faculty Professor, Adjunct in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

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Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy

1. Brief statement of duties and responsibilities:

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh, which is ranked number 1 in the US News and World Report, is currently recruiting adjunct faculty with a strong clinical background in physical therapy to teach in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. The faculty member will be committed to excellence in didactic and clinical education. The part-time 12-month appointment in the appointment stream will be at the rank of Adjunct Instructor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, or Adjunct Professor, depending on the applicant's experience and credentials.

The Department is housed in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), one of the six Schools of Health Sciences. We offer an entry-level professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, which is currently offered in the traditional, on-campus format. A hybrid format for the DPT degree is under development which will offer distance online education complemented by on-campus immersion experiences. The Department also features a post-professional Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences, both in the on-campus format. We also offer the Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) and the Advanced Vestibular Physical Therapist certificates, which are delivered in a hybrid format.

Responsibilities for the Adjunct Faculty position include:

  • Performing teaching/teaching-related duties to assist primary faculty in the development and implementation of physical therapy education.
  • Assisting lead faculty with curriculum planning, content development, and creation of assessment tools.
  • Providing instructional support for asynchronous learning sessions by preparing and recording lectures.
  • Providing instructional support for synchronous learning sessions by facilitating small group break-out sessions and group discussions conducted in-person or remotely.
  • Assisting with regularly scheduled laboratory activities for the residential DPT program and with immersion laboratory activities for the hybrid DPT program.
  • Assisting with grading and evaluating student performance through multiple methods, including written oral, competency, and practical assessment.
  • Providing ancillary support services for instructors as needed.

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, leadership, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The applicant is expected to take full advantage of the Department's strong and long-standing partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which is a world-class academic medical center in Pittsburgh. The ability to work with a highly productive team is critical to the success of this position.

2. Minimum objective qualifications; other desirable qualifications:

Requirements for the position at the level of Adjunct Instructor:

  • Earned entry-level professional PT degree from a CAPTE-accredited program with an active PT license in the United States;

Requirements for the position at the level of Adjunct Assistant Professor:

  • Earned entry-level professional PT degree from a CAPTE-accredited program with an active PT license in the United States;
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience; OR clinical specialist certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties; OR completion of physical therapy clinical residency or fellowship education program accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience teaching in a healthcare-related profession program; OR 1 year of experience teaching evidence-based, accredited continuing education courses; OR 1 year of experience as a eaching faculty in an accredited physical therapy residency program

Requirements for the position at the level of Adjunct Associate Professor:

  • Earned entry-level professional PT degree from a CAPTE-accredited program with an active PT license in the United States;
  • A minimum of 6 years of clinical experience;
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience teaching in a healthcare-related profession program; OR 3 years of experience teaching evidence-based, accredited continuing education courses; OR 3 years of experience as a teaching faculty in an accredited physical therapy residency program.

Requirements for the position at the level of Adjunct Professor:

  • Earned entry-level professional PT degree from a CAPTE-accredited program with an active PT license in the United States;
  • A minimum of 6 years of clinical experience;
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience teaching in a healthcare-related profession program; OR 6 years of experience teaching evidence-based, accredited continuing education courses; OR 6 years of experience as a teaching faculty in an accredited physical therapy residency program;
  • Demonstrated excellence and national or international reputation in teaching, research, and/or service. Examples of excellence and reputation include but are not limited to experience in curriculum development, innovative teaching materials, teaching awards, publication history, external grant awards, or leadership positions in areas of teaching, research, or service.

3. Rank and/or title; salary range or minimum:

Appointment at the rank of Adjunct Instructor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, or Adjunct Professor is anticipated. The academic rank and salary are competitive and will be commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.

4. Tenure/tenure-stream/appointment stream; full/part-time:

This is an appointment stream, a part-time position. The time commitment varies by course.

5. Proposed starting date:

May 1, 2024

6. Closing date for receipt of applications:

Until the position is filled.

7. Name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact:

To apply, send a cover letter including a statement of clinical and teaching expertise, and a curriculum vitae, to Lauren Lagana, Executive Administrator, Department of Physical Therapy, lmb111@pitt.edu. Also, please upload your cover letter and CV to the Talent Center referencing requisition number 24002090.

Please direct specific inquiries to Patrick Sparto, PT, Ph.D., (psparto@pitt.edu), Chair of the Search Committee. Recruitment and review of applications will continue with full consideration until the position is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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