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Faculty–Doctor of Physical Therapy Program -Neuro Specialist

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Faculty, Academics, Calendar Year (12-Month), Campus Based



Faculty members are responsible for providing students with a rich, relevant and engaging academic experience. The faculty role encompasses teaching, student outcomes assessment, curriculum development, student advising, and university service. Faculty continuously engage in professional development while maintaining current expertise in the applicable content area and developing students through effective and innovative teaching and learning practices.

This is a 12-month, full time CORE faculty appointment at the rank of assistant/associate professor. Responsibilities include teaching evidenced based evaluation and management for individuals with neurological conditions within the Johnson & Wales Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Faculty will also be responsible for academic advising, research/scholarship and service as described by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).


Diversity & Inclusion 

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.


Essential Job Functions

  • Demonstrates specialized knowledge and maintains expertise in the theory, skills, and pedagogy of the applicable discipline or profession
  • Uses strategies and skills necessary to support student learning and prepares and delivers current and relevant course material in an understandable and motivating manner
  • Continually assesses course objectives and instructional methods to improve teaching and learning
  • Uses formative and summative assessments of student learning within assigned courses to inform instruction and improve student attainment of course objectives and program outcomes
  • Establishes a student and advisor relationship that provides guidance with regard to program choices and career possibilities and supports student educational growth through guided decision making
  • Supports the university's outcomes initiatives by working to refine and revise course assignments and evaluation tools and leading or participating in data analysis discussions to make program and course improvements
  • Facilitates development and revision of programs and courses, assuring alignment within the program description and outcomes, course objectives and content, as well as university curriculum standards
  • Attends commencement, convocation, faculty meetings, department meetings, committee meetings, professional development programs, and other university events, as applicable
  • Supports student enrollment and retention by participating in university events, advising student clubs and organizations, and assisting with admissions activities
  • Adheres to and fulfills the responsibilities of all faculty members as outlined in the faculty manual
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaches neurological physical therapy content to students within the program
  • Assesses student’s mastery of neurological content throughout the curriculum
  • Ensures that the curriculum’s neurologic content is contemporary and evidence based
  • Collects, prepares and furnishes data and relevant information about the neurological content within the curriculum to the Program Director in order to ensure compliance with Program, University or the Commission on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) standards


Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or other appropriate accreditation as determined by JWU, or anticipated doctorate to be conferred prior to 6/1/2024
  • Clinical experience as a licensed physical therapist
  • Active RI physical therapy license or eligibility to obtain such licensure
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license


Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of clinical experience 
  • Entry-level physical therapy education teaching experience 
  • Excellent communication, time management and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work independently with numerous projects/tasks with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment and promote collaboration
  • Willingness to model core values and take an active role in enforcing program, college and university policies
  • Ability to effectively interact with university support services


Please note:

Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.

College/university transcripts are required prior to hire.

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