Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant/Associate Professor position of Physical Therapy, beginning August 1, 2021. 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. They will have an established research agenda, ability to mentor DPT students, and participate in Departmental, College and Community service activities. They will participate in students’ academic advising and professional mentoring.
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 student run 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.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
•Terminal academic doctoral degree such as PhD, DSc, DrPH, DHSor 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.
To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this 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.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be contacted before any on campus interview.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.