Overview

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford invites applications for a full-time, 10-month Tenure Track position in Physical Therapy at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018.

The chosen candidate’s primary responsibilities will include: culturally responsive teaching in areas of expertise; contributions to program development and assessment; active involvement in Department, College, and University committees, demonstration of high levels of professional productivity as evidenced by sustained excellence and innovation in her/his field of practice, and service to academic, professional, and Hartford area communities. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative, University Interdisciplinary Studies (UIS) curriculum.

The requirements for this position include: a terminal academic degree Ph.D., D.Sc., Ed.D., or equivalent in a health-related field from an accredited institution at the time of appointment. Preferred qualifications include: teaching experience in higher education settings in courses including neurological rehabilitation across the lifespan (or similar content areas), and vestibular rehabilitation, willingness to employ educational technologies; interest in team based learning and an interest in translational research including peer-reviewed presentations or publications.

The University of Hartford’s DPT program is a 3 year professional physical therapy program designed to prepare entry level graduates who function competently as members of a team of health professionals. The curricula provide students with strong foundational coursework in biomechanics and kinesiology, anatomy, neuroscience, human pathology and professional practice. A sequence of doctoral research courses provides students with the opportunity to engage in evidence-based practice as key members of the health care community.

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences pursues national prominence offering both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics programs along with undergraduate degree components. Our state-of-the-art research facilities include a Human Performance Laboratory, a Neurotronics Laboratory, a Motor Control Laboratory, a Pediatric Balance Laboratory, and a Sims (human simulator) Laboratory.

Our University community is wonderfully situated in New England, at the nexus of suburban and urban Hartford, only a two-hour drive from Boston and New York. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic and complex world. This includes interdisciplinary and innovative undergraduate University Curriculum courses. Our five-year strategic plan was approved in May of 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at www.hartford.edu .

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community that values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

The college of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) offers 27 undergraduate to
doctoral programs and certificates united by a common goal, to achieve “excellence through relevance.” Known for partnership work in urban Hartford, as well as internationally in Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Kenya and Rwanda, the college emphasizes activities that help “translate theory into best practice, and back.” Signature annual events bring students, faculty members, and community partners together to network and showcase scholarly works. ENHP embraces diversity, and its role in preparing students and future professional to address the needs of an increasingly multicultural society. Its innovative Institute for Translational Research supports collaboration initiatives through seed funds and a comprehensive grants infrastructure.

Interested candidates should apply online at http://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/1696  Candidates will be required to provide a minimum of 3 references. The position will begin August 15, 2018.

The candidate offered the position will be required to complete a background check prior to the start of employment. More information about the College can be found at http://www.hartford.edu/ENHPemployment.
The University of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/M/F/D/V.