Tufts University — Director of Clinical Education for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Instructor/Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health & Community Medicine

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 Clinical Education for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for developing, monitoring and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum.  Facilitates quality learning experiences for students during clinical education.  Evaluates students’ performance in cooperation with other faculty to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum. Educates students, clinical and academic faculty about clinical education.  Selects clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with physical therapy practice.  Maximizes available resources for the clinical education program. Provides documented records and assessment of the clinical education component (includes clinical education sites, clinical educators, etc.).  Actively engages core faculty clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment. In cooperation with other academic faculty, establishes clinical education site and facility standards, selects and evaluates clinical education sites, and facilitates ongoing development of and communication with clinical education sites and clinical faculty.

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 affecting didactic and clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy; Licensed or eligible for licensure in Massachusetts or the state of residence; Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education; 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

  • Plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the academic program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty,
  • Develop, monitor, and refine the clinical education component of the curriculum,
  • Facilitate quality learning experiences for students during clinical education,
  • Evaluate students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum,
  • Educate students, clinical and academic faculty about clinical education,
  • Select clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with physical therapy practice
  • Maximize available resources for the clinical educationprogram,
  • Provide documented records and assessment of the clinical education component (includes clinical education sites, clinical educators, etc.), and
  • Actively engage core faculty clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment.

Tufts University
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. 

Tufts University School of Medicine
Located in the vibrant Chinatown neighborhood in downtown Boston, the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University are international leaders in innovative medical education and advanced research. The school is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and many other elite teaching hospitals and health care facilities. 

Public Health and Professional Degree Programs
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. 

Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
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 john.childs@tufts.edu. To apply go to:  http://apply.interfolio.com/51597. Review of applications will begin in June of 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  

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 at Johny.Laine@tufts.eduApplicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu. 

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