The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time non-tenure-eligible Clinician Educator at the rank of Assistant Professor to serve as a Director of Clinical Education for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Executed in collaboration with the Assistant Chair for Clinical Education and the clinical education team, responsibilities include:
Developing, implementing, assessing, and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum.
Communicating with and coordinating the evaluation of affiliated clinical education sites.
Facilitating quality learning experiences for students during Clinical Practice Seminars, integrated clinical education experiences and full-time clinical internships.
Evaluating student performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum.
Collaborate with and delegate appropriate clinical education activities to the coordinator of clinical education.
Educating students, clinical and academic faculty about clinical education.
Teaching in the DPT program within area of expertise.
Developing relationships with clinical partners within Northwestern Medicine, locally, nationally, and internationally, to maintain a sufficient number of clinical education sites to ensure quality, quantity and diversity of learning experiences.
Providing clinical faculty with professional development opportunities that promote sound patient/client management, consistent with contemporary physical therapy practice.
Maximizing, and if necessary, justifying the expansion of, the available resources for the clinical education program.
Maintaining records of the clinical education component of the DPT program
Conducting assessment of the clinical education component of the DPT program.
Actively engaging core faculty in clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment.
Engaging in a scholarly line of research.
Mentoring students in research studies.
Able to collaborate with available services provided by the University to support students with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Qualified candidates will:
Be a graduate of an accredited physical therapist professional program.
Have earned an academic or clinical doctorate.
Demonstrate evidence of scholarly engagement.
Be licensed or eligible for physical therapist licensure in the state of Illinois.
Possess a minimum of five years of experience of physical therapy practice.
Possess a minimum three years of experience as a Clinical Instructor and/or Center Coordinator of Clinical Education.
Have prior teaching experiences in a physical therapist academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice.
Utilize effective written and oral communication, organization, interpersonal, and mentoring skills.
Effectively collaborate with others in the administration, assessment, and documentation of the clinical education program.
Possess knowledge of educational, management, and adult learning theory and principles.
Possess knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy.
Possess knowledge and skill in the use of information and computer technology.
Design and conduct independent and/or collaborative research in clinical education or related areas.
Travel, as needed, for national and international clinical site visits, and regional and national professional meetings.
Have completed the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program or willing to enroll in the next course offered.
The start date is negotiable, and the position will remain open until filled. When applying, please upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.
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