Open-Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Member, Department of Physical Therapy

Posted:
October 21, 2022
Priority Deadline to Apply:
December 2, 2022
Institution:
University of Scranton

Position Description

University of Scranton, in partnership with the national search firm, Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Open-Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Member in the Department of Physical Therapy.This full time, 9-month position will begin in Fall 2023 and includes teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities with primary teaching opportunities available in orthopedic course content with collaboration on curricular assessment. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. There will be an opportunity for expedited tenure-track status for those demonstrating a record of scholarly achievement.

Qualifications

  • Licensed physical therapist; 
  • Earned academic doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD) in a field relevant to physical therapy;
  • Eligibility for licensure in Pennsylvania; 
  • Clinical experience in an orthopedic physical therapy setting; 
  • Teaching experience in a physical therapy program; 
  • Understanding of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education; and 
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong record of scholarship and publication given preference.

About The Institution

About University of Scranton:
The University of Scranton is a broadly regional institution of approximately 5,000 total undergraduate and graduate students located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Recognized nationally for quality of education, the University of Scranton is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.  It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles.  The University of Scranton offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of faculty and their families.

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence that is characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding.  All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at https://www.scranton.edu/about/jesuit-tradition/index.shtml.

About the Department of Physical Therapy:
The University of Scranton’s Physical Therapy curriculum is an intensive three-year (9-semester) program, including summer clinical experiences, which leads to an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.  The Department of Physical Therapy is currently comprised of eight highly motivated core faculty members engaged in a variety of clinical, service, and scholarly activities with a common goal of providing a positive educational experience for our students. The Department is located in a $47.5 million, state of the art academic building with interactive rehabilitation laboratories, flexible teaching spaces, tele-health and research facilities. In addition, we operate a student-run pro bono PT clinic and engage in community-based learning (CBL) to facilitate experiential learning and meet the needs of the uninsured and underserved residents of our local community. Additionally, programs and activities are available on campus to mentor faculty in pedagogy and scholarship. 

About The Community

About Scranton, Pennsylvania:
Scranton is the main metropolitan area in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a mountainous region filled with lakes, parks, hiking and biking trails, and outdoor activities for every season. Located at the center of the Lackawanna River Valley and nestled between the Pocono and Endless Mountains, Scranton is surrounded by nature. Just ten miles from the city is Lackawanna State Park, where visitors are welcome to sail or ice skate across the 198-acre Lackawanna Lake. Within the city of Scranton, Nay Aug Park provides ample green spaces amid the city landscape with walking trails featuring a gorge and waterfalls, picnic areas, playgrounds, and two Olympic-sized swimming pools. There are also a variety of museums and restaurants around the city to explore.

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the position of Open-Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Member in the Department of Physical Therapy at University of Scranton should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive search consultant:

Christopher S. Healy, President
Scott Healy & Associates
chris@scotthealy.com

A complete application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Statement that indicates your commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs your pedagogy; and
  4. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)

Applications received by December 2, 2022 will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs.  The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from diverse candidates. Please see our website at https://www.scranton.edu/equity-diversity/ for our full non-discrimination statement.