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Utica College Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in Utica, New York

Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Posting Number F00696

Position Type Faculty - Tenure Track

Unionized Position Code AAUP

Hours/Schedule As determined by the Dean

Campus Main Campus, Utica NY

Date Position Available 08/01/2021

Posted Salary

Position Summary

The Department of Physical Therapy at Utica College invites applications for a full time, tenure track, 10-month Assistant/Associate Professor position of Physical Therapy. The potential start date is August 1, 2021.

The Department of Physical Therapy is housed within the School of Health Professions and Education, which also includes programs in occupational therapy, nursing, health sciences, and therapeutic recreation. The School of Health Professions and Education provides opportunities for interprofessional education and faculty collaboration, and has recently appointed a Director of IPE as part of the senior leadership team. The Physical Therapy Program is home to talented, collaborative and award winning faculty, many of them have been involved in leadership positions at the College as well as New York and National APTA offices.

The educational facilities include classrooms, clinical skills labs, and a cadaver lab. The PT Program offers a number of community service programs, including access to a local pro bono clinic, a senior wellness program, and a well-developed roster of patient volunteers for integrated clinical experiences throughout the curriculum. In addition, collaboration with the local health system (Mohawk Valley Health System – MVHS ) allows for student access to inpatient populations for focused laboratory sessions during the second year of preparation. MVHS is currently constructing a new, state of the art downtown hospital, slated for completion in 2022.

Additional information about the Physical Therapy Department can be found at https://www.utica.edu/academics/programs/physical-therapy

Location Utica, NY

Application Deadline

Full consideration by:

Open Until Filled Yes

Major Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

● Teach, based on contemporary expertise, in some of the following courses: Pediatrics, neuroscience, neuromuscular systems, foundations of physical therapy, clinical science, case analysis, research and professional practice.

● Have an established research agenda, ability to mentor DPT students, and participate in Departmental, College and Community service activities.

● Participate in students’ academic advising and professional mentoring.

Driving Responsibilities



Education Required PhD

Certification Required Licensed Physical Therapist

Education & Experience Qualifications

Education & Experience Qualifications:

●Terminal academic doctoral degree such as PhD, DSc, DrPH, DHS or EdD. Candidates with prior higher education experience are preferred.

Required License/Certification and Qualifications:

● A current license to practice as a PT in any United States jurisdiction is required.

Preferred qualifications:

● Contemporary expertise in Pediatric Physical Therapy, or ABPTS Certification.

● Eligibility for New York physical therapy license.

● Evidence of a successful record of academic and/or clinical teaching.

● Experience in a leadership role, with preference given to academic administrative experience.

● Based on the candidate interest and qualifications, this position may also include administrative responsibilities related to the entry level program or the clinical residency programs.

Minimum Skills/Abilities

Minimum Skills/Abilities:

● Evidence of teaching excellence.

● A commitment to innovation and student-centered learning.

● Evidence of an ongoing or developing scholarly agenda.

● Ability to engage in the provision of service to the College and community.

● Ability to function well within a collegial, collaborative work environment.

Applicant Documents Instructions

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and experience, a separate diversity statement, and three reference letters. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in your diversity statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page:

http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm) Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

Reference letters will be solicited Upon Application

EEO/AA Statement

Utica College is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the

diversity of its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex,

pregnancy, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual

orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status,

disability, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, domestic violence

victim status, or protected status under applicable local, state, or

federal law.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Our community of students, faculty and staff reflect a diversity of

experiences, opinions, and cultural backgrounds shaped by biology, society,

history, and choice. Our community includes members who are diverse by

virtue of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability,

religious and/or spiritual affiliations, and socio-economic status, as well

as the number of other ways in which who we are influences how we see the

world. Furthermore, we value and celebrate diversity, and this results in

a commitment to multiculturalism. We believe that within the community of

human persons, all cultures, perspectives, and beliefs about faith, ideals,

taste and lifestyles are of equal value. Our diversity deepens our

commitment to nurture a multicultural environment in which we engage with

others and blend perspectives, to learn about diverse cultures, to explore

who we are and where we come from and to accept one another without

prejudice. The Utica College Mission and Values Statement includes a

commitment to fostering diversity in perspective, background, and

experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of

expression and the open sharing of ideas.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a comprehensive,

independent, private institution founded in 1946 to offer options for

college study to veterans returning from the second world war. More than

seventy years since veterans returned from WWII , this tradition of serving

veterans is still held in high regard here at UC, and we are proud to

welcome veterans as students and as valued members of our faculty and

professional staff.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • HercJobs.org (HERC Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)

  • HigherEdJobs.com

  • InsideHigherEd.com

  • Observer Dispatch (Utica OD)-newspaper

  • Ithaca Journal

  • Personal Referral

  • Utica College Website

  • Albany Times Union

  • Binghamton Press & Sun

  • careerbuilders.com

  • centralnewyorkhelpwanted.com

  • Chronicle.com (Chronicle of Higher Ed website)

  • Elmira Star Gazette

  • Utica College Online Employment Website

  • DiverseEducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Indeed.com

  • Current UC Employee

  • Referred by a UC Employee

  • Referred by a non UC Employee

  • Twitter

  • LinkedIn-Job Posting

  • LinkedIn-Recruited by Utica College HR

  • Centralnewyorkhelpwanted.com

  • Syracuse Post Standard-newspaper

  • Albany Times Union-newspaper

  • Facebook

  • Job Fair

  • Search Firm

  • NCAA

  • PRISM Network

  • HBCU Connect

  • DiverseJobs

  • Other

    • Please provide more details regarding the source of your referral?

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Research Statement

  • "Contributions to Diversity" Statement

    Optional Documents