Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah College is accepting applications for a Full-time Term-Tenure or Clinical Track Faculty: Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a physical therapist with an academic (PhD, EdD, or equivalent) terminal degree (for term-tenure track), or a DPT with ABPTS Board certification (for clinical track). Candidates must have a minimum of 3-5 years of clinical experience and be licensed or eligible for licensure as a PT in Pennsylvania. Prior teaching and student evaluation experience in the classroom or clinic, plus contemporary expertise that represents knowledge and skills reflective of current practice, are required.
Responsibilities: The position will teach core physical therapy courses on campus. Teaching assignments will be determined based upon departmental need and the candidate's expertise and interests. This faculty member will develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum as well as participate in scholarship, service and student advisement, and research mentorship.
The Program: The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Messiah College is a developing program; we anticipate enrolling our initial cohort of students in August 2018. This full-time professional program is designed to be completed in 33 months (8 semesters and 2 January intensives). With an emphasis on interprofessional education and an interdisciplinary approach to health care, our mission is to graduate ethical, compassionate, autonomous doctors of physical therapy who are competent to practice in diverse settings.
Among the highlights of our program is the fact that students will have access to the latest and most advanced instructional technology available at Winding Hill, Messiah's educational facility, located a few miles from our main campus in Mechanicsburg, PA.
More information, including our accreditation status, can be found on the DPT website at: www.messiah.edu/info/22556/doctor_of_physical_therapy_dpt
The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,800 undergraduate students including 12.3% of under-represented and 4.0% international students from 29 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.5% of students from under-represented populations.
The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah's strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Starting Date for Position: Fall 2017
Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide current curriculum vitae as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.”
Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Additional documents required for application to this position are listed in the online job posting. Paper applications will not be accepted. To submit an application and supporting materials see:
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