Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy (Tenure Track)
Position Description: Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Cardiovascular and Pulmonary/Exercise Physiology
The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure track, 11-month, Assistant Professor position. Desired start date is August 2020. Review will be on-going until the position is filled.
The University of the Pacific in Northern California has offered concise programs culminating in an accredited degree in physical therapy for 30 years, and began offering the DPT degree in 2003. The successful candidate will join a department of dynamic full-time and adjunct clinical faculty dedicated to preparing our students to be physical therapists and leaders who will have purposeful, meaningful, and positive impacts on health and society.
The primary teaching opportunities for this position are specific to knowledge and clinical expertise in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation and exercise physiology. In addition to fulfilling and excelling in their assigned teaching responsibilities, tenure-track faculty members must be productive scholars with a commitment to university service.
University of the Pacific is an independent, comprehensive academic institution in the Central Valley in Stockton, California, with the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. Stockton is about 1.5 hours from both San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada mountains. University of the Pacific in Stockton has approximately 5,000 students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences and Schools of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Education, Engineering & Computer Science, the Conservatory, Business, and International Studies. The Department of Physical Therapy is a part of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and currently enrolls 36 students annually. The Department enjoys state-of-the-art classrooms and dedicated clinic and research space and equipment.
Basic Qualifications: CA licensed PT or eligible within one year of appointment. Academic or clinical doctoral degree. Three years of clinical experience treating patients with primary cardiovascular and pulmonary health conditions.
Additional Qualifications: Additionally desired criteria: ABPTS credential in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy Experience in ICU/CCU settings Experience with academic teaching and research
Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements The applicant should be able to perform the essential functions of a physical therapist equivalent to clinical practice in a professional setting, which include but are not limited to: Relatively static and prolonged positioning in sitting and/or standing 3-7 hours/day Walking 3-7 hours/day Lifting and carrying greater than 50 lbs Gross physical mobility including pushing/pulling 50 lbs, twisting, bending, and squatting/kneeling Manual dexterity and moderate hand strength Corrected visual acuity of at least 20/40 Corrected hearing to detect soft sounds 20 feet away
Special Instructions: Special Instructions Please attach the following documents & information to your application: CV/Resume (Note: If required degrees are in progress, state estimated date of completion on CV/Resume) Cover Letter/Letter of Application Statement of teaching philosophy (Other) Statement of research interests and plan (Other 2) Three (3) letters of recommendation will be required if selected as a finalist.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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