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Be at the forefront of change and become a part of the innovative and forward-thinking academic team at the University of Michigan-Flint’s Physical Therapy Department in the rapidly expanding College of Health Sciences! The University of Michigan Physical Therapy Department is seeking applications for a 12-month faculty position as the Associate Director of Curriculum and Assessment (ADCA) as a tenure or clinical-track assistant or associate professor. The ADCA is a 50% administrative appointment and serves as a member of the Physical Therapy Department (PTD) Management Team. Their primary administrative responsibilities is to operationalize the content, delivery, and assessment of the DPT curriculum working collaboratively with the Department Director, faculty and staff. This position reports directly to the Director of the Physical Therapy Department.This faculty member will teach in-person in the Professional (entry-level) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) and may teach in the post-professional programs. Rank is commensurate with experience and academic credentials. The faculty will participate in teaching, service and scholarship in accordance with UM-Flint faculty guidelines. This position is a 12-month faculty position with a projected start date of July 1, 2024
The College of Health Sciences is located in the William S. White Building on the beautiful UM-Flint campus. To learn more about the University of Michigan-Flint campus, click here.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Associate Director of Curriculum and Assessment (50% effort)
Oversee the DPT degree curriculum to ensure compliance with accreditation standards.
Assist in recruiting, orienting, and mentoring lecturers, faculty and course tutors
Create course schedules and manage changes for the University catalog.
Update department webpages, the academic catalog, and other materials)
Participate as an active member of the Physical Therapy Department Management Team.
Integrate community engagement opportunities into the DPT curriculum.
Lead the assessment process, prepare and submit regulatory and specialized accreditation reports. Ensure collection of materials for assessment and accreditation purposes.
Complete annual evaluation process for lecturers.
Facilitate and/or provide support for teaching observations and peer-review processes for core faculty.
Assistant/Associate Tenure or Clinical-Track Responsibilities (50% effort)
Provide course instruction according to expertise in physical therapy practice and needs of the PT Department
Maintain contemporary expertise in areas of course content taught through ongoing professional development
Develop syllabi, learning experiences and assessment processes
Provide instruction in assigned didactic courses while working closely and collaboratively with other faculty
Implement individualized learning objectives and engage students to share in their responsibilities for learning
Assist with program self-evaluation including periodic and ongoing policy and curriculum review
Perform other functions in support of the Department as requested by the Director
Develop and maintain a scholarly agenda according to the College of Health Sciences scholarship requirements for Tenure or Clinical -Track Faculty and accreditation criteria
All CHS faculty members are expected to provide service to the University, college, department, profession and the community. Consistent with the mission of CHS and the University, professional service contributions to the Flint and regional community are valued as well as national and international contributions. Engagement in service activities at multiple levels is required. The quality and impact of service contributions is more important than the number of different service activities.
An earned academic doctoral degree beyond entry-level physical therapy professional education
For a Clinical-Track Assistant Professor position, a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy required, academic doctoral degree preferred
For a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position, a Ph.D.or other academic doctoral degree in a relevant discipline is required.
For a Clinical-Track Assistant Professor position, a minimum of five years full-time relevant clinical experience
Minimum of six years of full-time higher education experience as a core faculty member in a CAPTE accredited entry-level physical therapist or physical therapist assistant education program.
Experience in curriculum development and assessment in a CAPTE accredited entry-level physical therapist or physical therapist assistant education program’
A record of demonstrated teaching effectiveness and academic leadership
Licensed or regulated in a US jurisdiction as a physical therapist and eligible for licensure in Michigan
Contemporary expertise in a physical therapy content area
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Demonstrated scholarly productivity
To be considered for an Associate level clinical or tenure-track position, the following qualifications are required:
Eligibility for Associate Clinical/Tenure-Track Professor upon hire, college review process required.
Demonstrated scholarly productivity based on track requirements
Prior leadership experience in PT education
Senior faculty status (eligible for Associate Clinical Professor or Associate Professor with tenure upon hire. College review process required).
Demonstrated scholarly productivity
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, interested candidates must attach a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, which includes examples of relevant work directly related to the job duties, copy of your PT license, transcripts from the institution in which your highest degree was earned (unofficial will be sufficient) and a statement on your contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) that addresses one of the prompts listed:
As an instructor, what steps do you take to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment? How do you ensure that students in your class feel a sense of belonging?
How does your approach to facilitating class discussions and other active learning strategies take into account considerations of diversity and inclusion? Reflect upon specific pedagogical choices used to create opportunities for student engagement.
What efforts will you make to recruit and retain students from marginalized and underrepresented groups?
Complete the online application through Interfolio (insert link here) and upload the required documents.
For additional information contact:
Melissa Richardson, HR Administrator-College of Health Sciences, 3180 William S. White Building, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48502, (810) 424-5574, firstname.lastname@example.org
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future.