The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O), invites faculty candidates to apply for a full-time faculty position at the level of Lecturer (without tenure). This position is on a 12-month service period, with an anticipated start date of Autumn, 2020. Successful candidates must have a commitment to quality practice in orthotics and prosthetics. We encourage applicants with expertise and/or interest in one or more of these areas: lower limb orthotics, pediatric prosthetics and orthotics, and spinal orthotics. The candidate selected for this position will be expected to develop and teach clinical orthotic courses for students with diverse experiences and perspectives, collaborate with other Division faculty members to develop and grow our established P&O curriculum, participate in scholarly activities independently or in collaboration with our broad interdisciplinary Department and University faculty, and engage in service to the University of Washington and the P&O profession at large. In addition, they will assist with recruiting students, selecting candidates for our program, advising and mentoring students in our Masters of Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO) program, promoting diversity, equality and inclusion among our students and faculty, and preparing our students to provide quality and ethical patient care.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine ranked #5 in US News & World Report, is a complex academic and clinical department in the University of Washington School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Hospitals, Northwest Hospital, and Seattle Children's Hospital. The Department has Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Neuropsychology, and Vocational Rehabilitation units, as well as graduate degree programs. The Department holds $19 million in grants from federal and foundation funding sources.
The University of Washington Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) Program is a well-established 2-year MPO program dedicated to student diversity and success, and to fostering the interchange of ideas and different viewpoints in all areas of the instructional environment. We are committed to facilitating the growth of our students into practitioners with strong communication skills who will work to enhance participation in life activities for persons with limb absence or neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions.
The ideal candidate will have a professionally recognized degree at the Bachelors or Masters level (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution in prosthetic and orthotics, education, or master of science, and clinical certification through the American Board of Certification of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Clinical experience in orthotics and/or prosthetics of at least 3 years is a minimum requirement. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Washington State as a prosthetist orthotist (CPO). Dual certification in prosthetics and orthotics is a positive factor for consideration.
Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a responsive cover letter, a CV, and names and addresses of four references.
If you have questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Ellen McGough, PT, PhD, Search Committee Chair by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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