The Department of Rehabilitative Sciences seeks an experienced faculty member to serve as the inaugural Program Director to develop and launch a Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics. The position is a 12-month clinical or tenure-track appointment. The Program Director reports to the Chair of the Department of Rehabilitative Sciences. The department is a multidisciplinary department established in 2018 offering long-standing undergraduate and graduate programs in nutrition and dietetics and a new bachelor's degree in Rehabilitative Health Sciences. In addition to the developing MSOP program, the department is developing a Graduate Certificate in Sport Nutrition, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and Ph.D. in Rehabilitative Sciences.
The department is located within the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, which includes numerous programs including physical therapy, speech and language pathology, audiology, social work, and allied health sciences. The College is part of the University's Academic Health Sciences division, which also houses the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Public Health, and the College of Nursing. The program director will join a dynamic and growing department focused on interprofessional education and training.
The program director will be responsible for all aspects of the program, including the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the program. The successful candidate is also expected to participate as a full member of the faculty with all relevant duties, responsibilities, and benefits. The candidate will support graduate research and student professional organizations and may be expected to teach courses in the BS-RHSC.
Successful candidate should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Faculty
Possess a minimum of a master's degree
Be credentialed in the profession of Orthotics and Prosthetics through a certification program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and be eligible for professional license as is required by the state of Tennessee
Have a minimum of five years of teaching, clinical, and administrative experience in a profession related to orthotics and prosthetics.
Strong commitment to graduate interprofessional rehabilitation education is required.
Candidates considered for a tenure-track position must possess a terminal academic degree by the start date and demonstrate the potential for research productivity.
Internal Number: 14401
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Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.