THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ATHLETIC TRAINING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
UTAH is seeking an experienced Program Director for their St. George Expansion at Dixie State University. The position is a full-time career-line clinical faculty, at a rank commensurate with academic and scholarly experience. The primary responsibility of this position will be to lead the department?s efforts to meet Utah physical therapy workforce demands through the planning and implementation of an innovative expansion of our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy. Although this position is located at Dixie State University, this is an extension program through the University of Utah and the successful applicant will be an employee of the University of Utah.
Principal Functions and Responsibilities: This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the inaugural faculty core of the extension of the University of Utah program in St. George, Utah. The Department seeks a Program Site Director with experience in physical therapy education. The individual in this position will collaborate with the current Program Chair and faculty, and with St. George located faculty and staff, to prepare for success of the satellite program through conscientious work, cooperation, and innovation. Responsibilities will include the development of a personnel plan, the successful recruitment and management of personnel, and the organization of the technical infrastructure necessary for implementation of the expansion program. As a component of this planning, responsibilities will include participation in the preparation and submission of University curricular proposals and approvals as well as CAPTE accreditation applications. As a faculty member, the appropriate individual will participate in classroom and/or online didactic teaching, student supervision in laboratory settings and will be expected to integrate their expertise by participating in the existing entry-level DPT, post-professional continuing education programs, or Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program. Such participation will include teaching, mentoring and serving on related committees as well as professional activities and service. Teaching in specific courses will depend upon the candidate?s clinical background, qualifications, and certifications. Development of clinically focused scholarship is an expectation for long-term retention and advancement in rank. There will also be requirements to travel from St. George, Utah to the University of Utah often for meetings, teaching, conferences, and other program administration needs.
Criteria: Candidates must be graduates from an accredited College/University and either hold a current Utah Physical Therapy License or be qualified to attain a Utah License. A doctoral degree in either Physical Therapy or health-related field is also required. A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is preferred for teaching in the program. Teaching experience, including student clinical supervision as well as classroom, online, and/or simulation teaching, is ideal. Relevant health care experience, evidence of an established area of clinical expertise, and strong leadership, communication, organizational, and collaborative skills are required.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff, patients and other members of the community are essential. Experience in the development/delivery of Physical Therapy education and a track record of participation in the administration of an academic Physical Therapy Program would be considered strengths. Successful candidates will be located on-site in St. George, Utah with program space at Dixie State University.
Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training and the College of Health (COH): The Department includes degree offerings of Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Athletic Training, and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. Residency training is available in Orthopedic, Neurologic and Sports Physical Therapy. The program in Physical Therapy has a long-standing tradition of excellence that dates back to the admission of its first class in 1969. The current program accepts 50 students to its DPT program each year. CAPTE accredited the program most recently in 2018 and the program is a proud member of the America Council of Academic Physical Therapy.
The COH is an integral part of the 5 schools and colleges that comprise University of Utah Health. The COH is committed to working together to serve the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and
community health and quality of life. We strive for excellence in education, research, and clinical care, each mission being vital to one another and to our overall success.
University of Utah / University of Utah Health: The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. University of Utah Health is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.
Dixie State University: Established over a century ago in 1911 and built on the site of the first pioneer encampment in St. George, Utah, Dixie State University offers an affordable education in a fantastic climate amid the picturesque setting of Washington County?s red rocks.
Please submit your CV, a cover letter, 3 letters of recommendation and a picture of your last awarded degree.
To apply: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/100303
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