University of Vermont Burlington, VT, USA
Dec 12, 2019Full time
Program Director and Associated Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a visionary and innovative leader to serve as the next Program Director (PD) in the CAPTE accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. The DPT PD in cooperation with the Department Chair, is responsible for the overall planning, direction, and management of the DPT program. The candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor, in either the tenure-track or clinical track, depending upon qualifications and scholarly record. The PD provides visionary leadership for fostering programmatic excellence and for pursuing strategic opportunities for curriculum innovation. Primary responsibilities of the position include providing effective leadership, including faculty mentoring and evaluation, program development, programmatic fiscal management, program assessment activities, curriculum management, student advising, and admissions activities. In addition, as a member of the faculty, the Program Director is expected to teach in his/her area of expertise, engage in scholarship, and participate in service to the College, University and the community. The PD is a member of the departmental leadership committee.The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Individuals with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are considered desirable, as establishing a diverse and inclusive culture is a priority at the University of Vermont.. Established in 1972, the DPT program is well recognized for its quality, research and innovative teaching and learning opportunities ( www.uvm.edu/cnhs/rms/physical_therapy ). The small class size of 40 students allows for a variety of teaching approaches between clinical and tenure-track faculty, as well as time for scholarly activity. The DPT program is an integral component of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences within the University. Uniquely positioned on the UVM main campus, along with our academic colleagues in Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering, Nutrition and Psychology and our clinical colleagues in the Medical Center, the College provides an exciting academic environment with excellent collaborative relationship potentials for new faculty. The College priorities focus on promoting excellence in research, teaching and learning, interprofessional education, and practice collaborations within a stimulating Academic Medical Center environment. The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science integrates three complementary applied human science programs with strong interdisciplinary research ties – physical therapy, exercise science, and athletic training. Departmental facilities include the recently renovated Human Motion Analysis lab which houses multiple force plates, EMG, and three-dimensional biomechanical equipment for static and dynamic human movement research; a physical activity and exercise behavior lab; and a neurophysiology lab that utilizes TMS and EEG. Other laboratory space for bench research interests is a potential through our interdisciplinary faculty collaborators. The University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution and medical center. The University is home to 10,612 undergraduates, 1,552 graduate students, 466 medical students and 1,685 full- and part-time faculty. Located in Burlington, Vermont (perennially voted one of America's most exciting small cities), UVM's setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green Mountain ranges, inspires visitors and residents alike.