Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor (Clinical) DOQ

  • University of Utah
  • St. George, UT
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

Position/Rank: Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor (Clinical) DOQ

Department: 00201 - PhysicalTher/Athletic Training

City: St. George, UT

Track: Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin: 07/01/2021


THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ATHLETIC TRAINING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH is seeking an experienced applicant to function as Associate Director of Clinical Education for their planned extension Doctor of Physical Therapy program in St. George, Utah at Dixie State University. The position is a full-time career-line clinical faculty, at a rank commensurate with academic and clinical experience. Although this position is located at Dixie State University, this is an extension program through the University of Utah and the successful applicant will be an employee of the University of Utah.

Principle Functions and Responsibilities: This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the inaugural faculty core of the extension of the University of Utah program in St. George, Utah. The individual in this position will collaborate with the current Program Chair and faculty, and with St. George located faculty and staff, to prepare for success of the satellite program through conscientious work, cooperation, and innovation. Responsibilities will include coordination and management of the efforts of the academic clinical education program and clinical education sites in the education and preparation of PT students by performing the following activities: communication between the academic institution and affiliated clinical sites; soliciting student placement opportunities; matching students to clinical site opportunities; managing evolving student competencies and skills assessed at clinical education experiences; clinical education program planning, implementation, and assessment; clinical site development; and, clinical faculty (SCCE/CI) assessment and training/development.

As a faculty member, the appropriate individual will participate in classroom and/or online didactic teaching, student supervision in laboratory settings and will be expected to integrate their expertise by participating in the existing entry-level DPT, post-professional continuing education programs, or Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program. Such participation will include teaching, mentoring and serving on related committees as well as professional activities and service. Teaching in specific courses will depend upon the candidate's clinical background, qualifications, and certifications. Development of clinically focused scholarship is an expectation for long-term retention and advancement in rank.


The Department seeks physical therapists licensed or eligible for licensure in Utah with a minimum of 3 years of clinical teaching and/or clinical coordination experience. Candidates should also: possess strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills; have current knowledge and skill in the use of information and computer technology (e.g., word processing, e-mail, database) or proven ability to learn these skills; be able to work with students with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); possess knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession; design and conduct collaborative research in clinical education or related areas; be able to initiate, administer, assess, and document all aspects of the clinical education program; be able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers; and, be able to travel as needed. Additional preferred requirements include: prior teaching experiences in a physical therapist academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice; an earned doctoral degree, or enrolled in, or desire to pursue doctoral studies; knowledge of educational, management, and adult learning theory and principles; active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education; active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels and an earned status as an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff, patients and other members of the community are essential. Experience in the development/delivery of Physical Therapy education and a track record of participation in the administration of an academic Physical Therapy Program would be considered strengths. Successful candidates will be located on-site in St. George, Utah with program space at Dixie State University.

To apply:

Inquires may be sent to:

Tamara Garff - Admin Manager


Please include: a CV, a cover letter outlining your vision for clinical education in a graduate professional program and a picture (as a pdf) of your last awarded degree. The diploma (pdf) needs to be attached under the "Applicant Document - Other" category.

Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training and the College of Health (COH): The Department includes degree offerings of Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Athletic Training, and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. Residency training is available in Orthopedic, Neurologic and Sports Physical Therapy. The program in Physical Therapy has a long-standing tradition of excellence that dates back to the admission of its first class in 1969. The current program accepts 50 students to its DPT program each year. CAPTE accredited the program most recently in 2018 and the program is a proud member of the America Council of Academic Physical Therapy. The COH is an integral part of the 5 schools and colleges that comprise University of Utah Health. The COH is committed to working together to serve the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life. We strive for excellence in education, research, and clinical care, each mission being vital to one another and to our overall success.

University of Utah / University of Utah Health: The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. University of Utah Health is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission. Dixie State University: Established over a century ago in 1911 and built on the site of the first pioneer encampment in St. George, Utah, Dixie State University offers a fantastic climate amid the picturesque setting of Washington County's red rocks. The University was built upon a rich pioneering tradition of sacrifice, determination and generosity that is still embraced by the campus community today.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University's nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Please include: a CV, a cover letter outlining your vision for clinical education in a graduate professional program and a picture (as a pdf) of your last awarded degree. The diploma (pdf) needs to be attached under the "Applicant Document - Other" category.

Open Until Filled: No

Requisition Number: PRN02601F

Type: Faculty

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