Instructor/Assistant Professor - Department of Public Health & Community Medicine
June 19, 2018
Higher Education Institution
The Tufts University School of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Community Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the level of Instructor/Assistant Professor as Director of Curriculum for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
The Curriculum Director is responsible for all program curricular planning, implementation, and review processes. Works directly with program faculty to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated curriculum based on foundational documents, best evidence, and contemporary clinical practice.
Directs the evaluation of stakeholder input as part of ongoing curriculum review processes. Serves as Chair of Curriculum Committee, which serves as the primary coordinating body for all issues involving the DPT curriculum. This committee educates faculty regarding the overall curriculum and how each course contributes to the overall curricular design; responds to university policies, employer, student and graduate feedback, and accreditation standards; conducts regular meetings with the faculty related to the curriculum; and coordinates the Annual Curriculum Review.
We seek a collegial individual who has a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (or tDPT) with ABPTS specialization in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities or a terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities.
This individual will have an understanding of higher education and contemporary clinical practice appropriate for leadership in physical therapy clinical education; knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affectingdidactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy; Licensed or eligible for licensure in Massachusetts or the state of residence; and Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.
This is a non-tenured track faculty position with salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. Essential Tasks and Functions
Coordinate all activities of the Curriculum
Plan and conduct all Curriculum Committee
Assists Program Chair in the management of core and adjunct faculty, to include teaching responsibilities, course evaluations, and professional development.
Educates all core and adjunct faculty regarding the curriculum plan, to include integration, threads, and their role in curriculum development and
Mentor faculty in the development of syllabi, including construction of objectives and leaning activities.
Reviews all course syllabi and coordinates institutional review by the Tufts University.
Ensures proper sequencing of courses within the
Coordinates class scheduling to optimize learning
Ensures that curriculum review is an ongoing process, culminating in an Annual Curriculum Review.
Coordinates and assists with agenda formation for the Annual Curriculum Review
Provide primary Committee oversight to the following components of the Program Assessment
Plan and CAPTE Self Study Report: Curriculum Plan / Academic Curriculum, Clinical Education Curriculum, and Program Resources.
Ensure all program policies, procedures and practices under the responsibility of the Director of Curriculum provide for compliance with accreditation policies and
Teach courses as agreed upon with the Program Chair, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
The Public Health and Professional Degree Programs (PHPD) confer the Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant Program), Master of Public Health, the Doctorate in Public Health, Master of Science in Health Communication, Master of Science in Pain Research, Education and Policy, and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. The Programs 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. Small class size and high accessibility of faculty to students are hallmarks of our Programs.
The academic home of the PHPD is the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. Faculty comprises public health practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, nurses, dentists, nutritionists, health administrators, lawyers, writers, and environmental and civil engineers. Areas of research concentration include environmental and occupational health, obesity and chronic disease, health policy and health care delivery, health communication, health inequality and social determinants of health, nutrition and infectious disease, and global health.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a teaching statement, a summary of teaching evaluations, and three professional letters of recommendation. . If you have questions about the position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/51595. Review of applications will begin in June of 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
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