The Temple University College of Public Health, an interdisciplinary college devoted to an innovative educational and research environment that brings an interprofessional and transdisciplinary perspective of health, wellness, and social welfare, invites applications for non-tenure track faculty members in Physical Therapy to begin Fall Semester 2018.
Position and Qualifications. We seek motivated individuals with strong interpersonal communication skills and experience in teaching for faculty on the instructional track. Student mentoring and participation in University and community service is expected. Interprofessional education, clinical research, and clinical practice opportunities are available. Although we seek faculty with experience in acute care or geriatric physical therapy practice areas, we welcome applications from persons with a history of in-patient and acute care clinical skills who can teach in multiple areas of the curriculum. Qualifications include a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) or equivalent entry-level degree from an accredited institution, eligibility for Pennsylvania licensure, and demonstrated interest or previous instructional experience in a DPT curriculum. Previous experience in education is preferred. Additionally, specialist certification by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a record of scholarship is preferred. Therapists with expertise in cardiovascular and pulmonary, geriatric, or clinical electrophysiology practice areas are highly desirable. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education and professional practice.
The Department of Physical Therapy. Comprised of 16 faculty, the Department enrolls 180 students in its accredited entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy program and its orthopedic residency. As part of the College’s emphasis on interprofessional education, the Departments of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy collaborate on joint MS and PhD degrees in Neuromotor Science. Collaborative opportunities exist with research centers including the Neuromotor Science Research consortium that contains state of the art motion analyses and virtual reality and immersive environments. PT faculty collaborate with faculty in many disciplines (e.g., engineering, computer science, psychology, radiology, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, podiatry, and dentistry) and with local institutions including Temple University Hospital System, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Magee Rehabilitation Center and Moss Rehab. Our academic space is located in the newly opened Aramark Student Training and Recreation (STAR) complex and features applied laboratory spaces with the latest instructional technology, lecture halls, smart classrooms and a demonstration/teaching apartment with wheelchair-height kitchen counters and appliances, as well as a fully accessible bath and bedroom. The Department hosts an interprofessional pro bono clinic dedicated to meet the needs of uninsured and underinsured members of the North Philadelphia community. This practice venue gives many faculty members a venue to maintain their clinical practice and teach at the point of patient care.
The College. A CEPH-accredited school of public health, the College of Public Health is a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession and social work disciplines, enrolling 4,600 students in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in programs, research profile, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other major funders. Collaborations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple’s Health System, other health systems, community health centers, and local and state public health agencies.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry.
Appointments may be made at the non-tenure instructional track ranks of Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with credentials and experience. To apply, send a letter detailing teaching and clinical experience and preparation and curriculum vitae with names of 3 references to Dr. Carole Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins immediately and will continue until positions are filled.