Assistant or Associate Professor (Core Faculty - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program - Boston)

  • Tufts University
  • Boston, MA
  • Apr 29, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

Core Faculty Positions Department of Public Health & Community Medicine Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Boston, MA

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The Tufts University School of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Community Medicine invites full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointments to the Boston-based Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. This accelerated two-year DPT program is a blend of online and on-campus activities that allow the faculty member to live remotely. However, DPT faculty members must travel and stay in the Boston area for designated periods each semester over the two-year curriculum. The successful candidate is expected to enhance current teaching, scholarship, service, and mentoring activities within the DPT program.

We seek a collegial individual who either has a terminal academic doctorate in a discipline appropriate for teaching responsibilities (Ph.D., Ed.D, etc.) or a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (or tDPT), with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) or certification credentials appropriate for their teaching responsibilities. Rank will be commensurate with experience, but all positions in Tufts DPT are non-tenure.

The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. Given the nature of our hybrid educational instructional format, successful applicants should have strong computer skills or willingness to learn technologies to support the curriculum. We desire a team-oriented colleague with two years of previous full-time experience teaching in a DPT program who is willing and able to collaborate on innovative instructional methods, student-learning activities, and scholarly pursuits. We are also eager to identify candidates who utilize evidence-based teaching, integrate technology within the classroom, and build a student-centered community within a virtual environment. The candidate should be licensed in or eligible for licensure in MA or the state of residence.

Teaching and Education Responsibilities: Teach courses as agreed upon with the Program Director, 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:

The faculty member must demonstrate the following knowledge, skill, and ability or explain and demonstrate that the faculty member can perform the job's essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skill, and ability.

  1. Demonstrates the ability to adhere to the Core Values of the Physical Therapy Profession
  2. Demonstrates knowledge and skill/expertise in the areas of assigned teaching over the two-year program
  3. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and professionally written and orally, both online and in-person
  4. Demonstrates the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including students, administration, faculty, and staff
  5. Demonstrates the ability to handle detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality
  6. Demonstrates the ability to handle a wide range of responsibilities in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program to include teaching, service, scholarship, advising/coaching,

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. To apply, go to: Review of applications will begin in April 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.The planned start date isAugust 1, 2021.

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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 university employees are expected to have and continuously develop skills in positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

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, debate, critical thinking, inclusion, and the capacity to work in a multidisciplinary practice environment.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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