The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments. We are pleased to continue these investments and initiatives by inviting applications for a full-time (9-month appointment, 50% research and 50% teaching/service) tenure-track faculty position for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in the Department of Kinesiology at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut provides for a global sustainable future through scientific discovery, innovation, and community engagement. The College recognizes the importance of Health as a concentrated area of study and encourages interdisciplinary health collaborations with School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine. Our accomplishments result in healthier individuals and communities, balanced growth of the economy, and resilient local and global communities. We epitomize the role of the land-grant university, which is to develop knowledge and disseminate it through the three academic functions of teaching, research, and outreach education. In so doing, we improve the lives of citizens of our state, region and country.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is housed in the dynamic interdisciplinary Department of Kinesiology where 20 faculty members, 90 DPT students, 100 undergraduate students, and over 30 graduate students in MS and PhD programs work in a collaborative environment. The program is dedicated to excellence as demonstrated through national recognition, successful board pass rates, and graduate placements. We are committed to academic inquiry and expression by fostering evidence-based healthcare research, teaching, clinical practice, and public engagement. We are committed to cultivating leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of the citizens of Connecticut, the nation, and beyond through research and the preparation of highly competent physical therapists. We strive to be a diverse community where the highest moral and ethical values prevail.
Current research agendas in the Department of Kinesiology focus on mitigating stress during exercise, optimizing child development, studying exercise related interventions to improve chronic disease management, preventing and managing sport-related injuries and illnesses. The Department of Kinesiology is also home to the internationally recognized Korey Stringer Institute (https://ksi.uconn.edu/) that works to provide research, education, advocacy and consultation to maximize performance, optimize safety and prevent sudden death for the athlete, warfighter and laborer.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establish a nationally-recognized and externally-funded research program; produce high impact, high-quality publications; teach courses within the Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in the Department of Kinesiology; provide academic and professional service to the Department of Kinesiology, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources University of Connecticut and the community. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the graduate level, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; and integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools.
Earned academic doctorate in rehabilitation science or related field
Demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarship program
A deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs
Contemporary expertise in the field of physical therapy and eligible for obtaining licensure, or currently licensed in the state of Connecticut as a physical therapist
Previous teaching/mentoring responsibilities within a related academic program
Ability to contribute to the neurological component of the physical therapy curriculum
Record of interprofessional collaboration in teaching/learning
Previous clinical practice as a physical therapist
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate's academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please use this linkhttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15147 to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application Submission must include (1) a cover letter that addresses your vision, experience, and desire for this position; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information of five references.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than November 15, 2019.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 493764)
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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About University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.