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 a level commensurate with experience and qualifications for the developing accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program in Phoenix, AZ to serve as the Director of Student Affairs (DSA) for the DPT Program. This two-year DPT program is a blend of online and on-campus activities, which allows the faculty member to live remotely to the Tufts School of Medicine Phoenix expansion campus. However, DPT faculty members must be able to travel and stay in Phoenix, AZ, for designated periods each semester. The successful 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 for 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
Teach courses as agreed upon with the Program Chair, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Essential Tasks and Functions of the DSA:
Coordinates student selection activities with Director of Admission, to include application review, selection for interview, final student selection and enrollment offer
Welcomes students into the DPT program immediately following enrollment offer acceptance and before orientation
Coordinates and oversees the student development program to include:
Administration of emotional intelligence, strengths, grit, and communication and learning style assessments at entry, mid-point and before graduation
Oversees the process of constructing students' "personal fitness" scorecard based on assessment scores and matched strategies for success and improvement
Providing developmental resources related to positive psychology best practices for graduate DPT students
Matching of students with both faculty advisors and peer support partners
Ensuring student advisement and counseling supports their professional development and is completed in accordance with established policies and procedures
Coordinates and oversees the clinical coaching and mentoring program to include:
Identifying and selecting clinicians to serve as clinical coaching mentors
Matching of students with a clinical coach and mentor as part of the Student mentor program with a best-fit strategy
Supporting clinical coaching mentors with developmental resources related to teaching, coaching and mentoring best practices
Serves as program liaison with the Tufts University Student Services.
Provides for Student Services support during onsite immersive lab experiences
Oversees the academic and professional behavior performance of students, to include grade reporting; academic progression, retention, withdrawal, and dismissal; professional conduct, self- and peer-evaluations, and election of class officers.
Coordinates and conducts student orientation and graduation functions.
Directs departmental staff/support personnel who assist with student affairs and records administration (i.e., DPT Administrative Coordinator).
Coordinates all activities of the Administration Committee.
Plans and conducts all Administration Committee meetings
Coordinates the ongoing development and review of regulations, policies, and procedures that meet accreditation standards and achieve program goals and expected outcomes, to include:
Program mission, goals, and objectives
Student, faculty, and program policies and procedures as reflected in the DPT Student Handbook and DPT Policy and Procedure Manual
Consider faculty input and makes recommendations to the Committee regarding changes to program policies and procedures
Provides primary Committee oversight to the following components of the Program Assessment Plan and CAPTE Self Study Report: Program Mission, Program Goals and Objectives, Policies and Procedures, Core and Associated Faculty, and Program Resources.
Coordinates all functions of the Academic Standards and Progression Committee.
Ensures all policies, procedures, and practices are following accreditation standards.
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.
The successful candidate serving in the role of DSA is expected to the develop and oversee the student coaching and mentoring activities within the DPT program, fostering inclusivity and student retention within the DPT program. The ideal candidate should be able to relate well with students. The DSA is responsible for student-related events like orientation and graduation as well as student progression, retention, and advisement. DSA responsibilities include forming advisory groups for each DPT cohort, facilitating election of advisory group student leaders, training faculty advisors, and ensuring ongoing faculty compliance with the program. As Class Advisor, the DSA must work to integrate all students into Tufts University School of Medicine culture and serves as the primary point of contact for student issues related to distance learning life. The DSA will also serve as the DPT program liaison with Tufts University Student Services. Additionally, the DSA will work with advisors, course faculty, and students to address academic and non-academic emergencies or urgent issues. The DSA serves as Chair of the Administration Committee, which oversees student advisement, academic progression, retention, professional behaviors, remediation, and scholarship and awards. This Committee is also responsible for maintaining program-related policies and procedures. The DSA provides recommendations to the Program Chair and faculty for informed decision-making.
The ideal candidate will have an academic doctorate and previous experience working closely with students. Candidates with a DPT and American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) certification or certification credentials appropriate for their teaching responsibilities will also be considered. This individual works closely with the Tufts University Public Health and Professional Degree Department's Student Services Office.
This position, like all Tufts DPT faculty positions, is a non-tenure track faculty position with salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate the potential to become independent investigators and teachers. 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 and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapy clinical education; knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting didactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy. 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/87520. 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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