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Assistant Professor/Co-Director of Clinical Education - Physical Therapy Program

Company: Midwestern University
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Announcing One Tenure Track Faculty Position
MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY: College of Health Sciences - Physical Therapy Program
Position Description: The Midwestern University (MWU) Physical Therapy Program in Downers Grove, Illinois is seeking an individual to join the faculty of its established DPT program. Applications are invited for a 12-month full-time/tenure track physical therapy faculty position. Rank, salary, and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications for Assistant Professor/Co-Director of Clinical Education: Qualified applicants will join experienced clinical education and adult neuro faculty teams. Faculty responsibilities include assisting the current Co-Director of Clinical Education in planning, monitoring, and evaluating all aspects of the well-established and successful clinical education component of the physical therapy curriculum. Additional responsibilities include team teaching primarily within the adult neurologic physical therapy curriculum, scholarly activity, university/professional service, curriculum evaluation, and student mentoring. A post-professional doctoral degree is recommended. Individuals with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, APTA board certification as a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, and a strong commitment to complete a post-professional doctoral degree are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in Illinois, have at least 3 years of clinical experience, and a record of supervising students in the clinic. The applicant should have strong communication, organization, problem solving, and mentoring skills. Interested applicants must be willing to travel.

The Physical Therapy Program offers students a well-designed curriculum, enabling graduates to meet the demands of working effectively and successfully in today's health care community. Students and faculty form a partnership in learning, developing skills necessary for life-long learning and professional development. The program also provides opportunities for students from a variety of health professions to work together and build collaborative relationships. Faculty bring with them a wealth of experiences in physical therapy, and with the support of the clinical community, provide students with a dynamic, state-of-the-art professional education. The PT Program has a history of robust student, graduate, and faculty outcomes and provides opportunities for student and faculty engagement as well as research with the clinical faculty at the Midwestern University Physical Therapy Institute.

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in the education of professionals who will meet the health care and service needs of the community in a wide range of academic and practice settings. The CHS Programs in Illinois include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Physician Assistant, and Clinical Psychology.

MWU is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning committed to the graduate education of health care professionals. MWU is located on a beautiful, spacious 105-acre campus 25 miles west of Chicago. In addition to CHS, MWU includes the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago College of Pharmacy, College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, and College of Optometry. A state-of-the-art Multispecialty Clinic is located near the campus. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs and over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to education and development in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. Visiting Chicago will provide opportunities to view the city's wonderful architecture and experience fabulous restaurants, professional sports teams, museums, music festivals, beaches, and parks. MWU is conveniently located near multiple interstate highways and public transportation systems allowing easy access to recreational and family-friendly regions in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

If interested, please submit your application packet through MWU's online job board: 1) Visit ; 2) In the Quick Links section, select 'employment at MWU'; 3) Select Employment at MWU and ‘View Current Job Openings' to see a list of current openings; 4) Select 'faculty' for job category and 'Illinois Campus' for location. Your application packet should include: Cover Letter (upload as an attachment), Statement of Teaching Philosophy (upload as an attachment), Curriculum Vitae (upload as an attachment), and Application (you will be prompted to complete the online application).

If you have questions, please contact Seth Kress, PT, DPT, OCS (Search Committee Chair) at 630-960-3953 and

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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Keywords: Midwestern University, Downers Grove , Assistant Professor/Co-Director of Clinical Education - Physical Therapy Program, Education / Teaching , Downers Grove, Illinois

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