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Director/Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, Non-Tenure Track, May 2023

Company: Chapman University
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Chapman University: Faculty Advancement: Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences: Physical Therapy


Irvine, CA

Open Date

Sep 22, 2022


Chapman University's Department of Physical Therapy seeks applications for the position of, a non-tenure track, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy who will also serve as the Director of Clinical Education (DCE) in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Continually accredited since 1928, the Department of Physical Therapy has a rich tradition as the oldest, longest continually accredited physical therapy program in the United States.

The Department of Physical Therapy is located on the Rinker Health Science campus in Irvine, California. This campus is designed to foster an inter-professional educational environment and to use cutting edge technology in teaching and practice. The campus features state of the art facilities, including a human cadaver anatomy laboratory, advanced learning center with innovative technology, state-of-the-art motion analyses facilities, Grand Rounds auditorium with 3D projection capabilities, multi-sized classrooms, a medical library, and collaborative work centers. The campus is home to several accredited graduate health science professional programs, including Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Medical Sciences Physician Assistant, and Doctor of Pharmacy.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California's most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university and Crean College is available at .

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


The successful candidate will hold a clinical doctorate or earned terminal academic doctorate (PT/D.P.T., PT/PhD, PT/EdD, etc.), with demonstrated excellence in clinical education and curricular development, as well as the following requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapist professional program.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a licensed physical therapist.
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical teaching and/or clinical coordination experience.
  • Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and clinical mentoring skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Able to initiate, administer, and assess clinical education programs.
  • Able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers, especially with colleagues involved with clinical education.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of California.
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy.
  • Able to meet faculty requirements as stated in the Evaluative Criteria for Physical Therapist Education Programs.
  • Participate in independent and/or collaborative research in clinical education or related areas.
  • Current knowledge and skill in the use of information and computer technology (e.g., word processing, e-mail, database) or proven ability to learn these skills.
  • Able to work with students with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Able to travel within and outside of the state of California, as needed.

    Preferred Requirements

    • Demonstrate visionary and futuristic thinking in Clinical Education program development, modification, and implementation
    • Prior experience as a Director or Associate Director of Clinical Education
    • Prior experience as a Site Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education
    • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
    • Prior teaching experiences in a physical therapist academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice.
    • Knowledge of educational, management, and adult learning theory and principles.
    • Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education.
    • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.


      Reporting to the Department Chair, the DCE provides leadership to the Clinical Education team, holds a faculty (clinical, non-tenure track) appointment and has administrative, academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with accreditation standards and the mission and philosophy of the Department of Physical Therapy, Chapman University.

      As the Clinical Education team leader, the DCE will be able to shape and modify the existing Clinical Education program with an eye toward meeting future needs and responding to evolving trends in physical therapist education and practice.

      The DCE also will work collaboratively with faculty and the Clinical Education team (e.g., Associate and Assistant DCE and Administrative Support Staff) to oversee the clinical education program for our two-cohort curricular model. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the clinical education experiences of students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, including the organization, administration, continuous review and revision of clinical education experiences, and development of new affiliate relationships.

      The DCE will also assist the Department Chair in strategic planning; implementing changes based on evolving practice standards; assessment of student learning outcomes and overall programmatic success; and maintenance of programmatic and institutional accreditation, specific to clinical education.

      As a faculty member, the DCE may also have responsibilities in the area of Clinical Practicum and Clinical Experiences and service to the Department, the Crean College, the University, the Community and the profession. The DCE may have opportunities for teaching in their area of expertise, mentoring physical therapist students, and participating in inter-professional educational experiences and professional/academic service, including maintaining clinical competency, if applicable.

      Application Instructions

      Qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit the following:

    • Chapman Faculty Employment Application
    • Letter of Application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Contact information for three professional references

      Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval. The salary range for this Assistant Professor position is $130,000-$145,000.

      Further inquiries can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Susan Duff , cc to Faculty Search Coordinators San White and Eddie De La Torre and use "PT DCE Position" as the email subject line.

Keywords: Chapman University, Irvine , Director/Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, Non-Tenure Track, May 2023, Healthcare , Irvine, California

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