The Tufts University School of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Community Medicine invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenured faculty appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the Director of Research and Faculty Development for the developing accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program in Phoenix, AZ. This two-year DPT program is a blend of online and on-campus activities, which allows the faculty member to live remotely to the School of Medicine Phoenix campus. However, DPT faculty members must be able to travel and stay in Phoenix AZ for designated time periods each semester. The successful faculty candidate is expected to enhance current teaching and mentoring activities within the DPT program, as well as develop a scholarly agenda and participate in community and professional service appropriate to a university faculty member.
Teaching and Education Responsibilities: Teach courses as agreed upon with the Program Chair, DPT Program
Service Responsibilities: Refer to appropriate faculty rank within the School of Medicine Faculty Handbook (included but not limited to Tufts University, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, DPT Program, professional, and community service)
Scholarship Responsibilities: Refer to appropriate faculty rank within the School of Medicine Faculty Handbook
Practice Responsibilities: Refer to appropriate faculty rank within the School of Medicine Faculty Handbook
Essential Tasks and Functions of the Director of Research and Faculty Development:
Collaborates with and mentors faculty facilitating scholarly pursuit and productivity.
Identifies and works, on behalf of the DPT program, with Tufts University, School of Medicine, and Department of Public Health and Community Medicine to assist with collaborative research, funding, and grant opportunities for Tufts DPT faculty that aligns with their scholarly agenda when applicable
Establishes and coordinates the Research Committee, based on strengths and interest of involved faculty, and ensures there is appropriate guidance for all research activities to include planning, developing, conducting, and receiving Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for relevant DPT program projects.
Meets with each faculty member at least annually to discuss their goals and career trajectory and strategies to achieve both.
Tracks and reports on program-level research productivity.
Presents to faculty on pedagogical advancements and trends
Ensures all program policies, procedures, and practices under the responsibility of the Director of Research and Faculty Development provide for compliance with accreditation policies and procedures
The Tufts University School of Medicine is located on the Health Sciences Campus in the heart of downtown Boston. Also located on the campus are the School of Dental Medicine, the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center (HNRCA) on Aging. The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine houses the Public Health Programs that confer the Master of Public Health (MPH), the Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH), Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant), and the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics. All faculty in the Department are non-tenured track and seek to create an educational and workplace environment that fosters active learning, discussion, and debate, critical thinking, inclusion and the capacity to work in a multidisciplinary practice environment.
Successful candidates should possess excellent communication skills and strong computer skills to meet the needs of our online didactic instructional format. We desire a team-oriented colleague who is willing and able to collaborate and share instructional methods and student-learning activities. We also are eager to identify candidates who show a genuine appreciation of evidence-based teaching, integration of technology within the classroom and building a student-centered community within the online classroom.
The successful candidate serving in the role of Director of Research and Faculty Development is expected to enhance the scholarly productivity and development of the DPT faculty, teach within the DPT program, and contribute to service. This faculty should demonstrate the ability to collaborate and mentor junior faculty's scholarly agendas. This faculty member should have an existing independent scholarly agenda and participate in community and professional service appropriate to a university faculty member. This candidate should also have familiarity of Institutional Review Board policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have an academic doctorate and great experience in publishing collaborative research. Candidates with a DPT and American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) certification appropriate for their teaching responsibilities will also be considered.
This position, like all Tufts DPT faculty positions, is non-tenured track faculty position with salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. If candidates seek the rank of Associate Professor, they must have a proven track record of scholarship, and graduate student advising and teaching at the Doctoral level. Additionally, the successful candidate will understand higher education, pedagogy and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapy clinical education. The candidate should be a licensed physical therapist in Arizona or eligible for licensure their state of residence.
To apply go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/87512. Review of applications will begin in May 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is targeted for August or September 2021.Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, a summary of teaching evaluations, and three professional letters of recommendation.
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Internal Number: 87512
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