Posting Number: F-0810 College/Unit: The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions Home Department: Physical Therapy Employee Group: Fixed-Term Faculty - 12 month Employment Status: Full-Time Position Type: 12 month Position Classification: Fixed-Term Faculty Position Begin Date: 11/15/2023 Position End Date:
Position Summary: The Department of Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track, fixed-term faculty position in our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. This position will have an initial 2-year appointment with renewal determination based on performance. The anticipated start date is as early as November 15, 2023, but is negotiable. Applications will be reviewed as received.
We seek candidates who will support our commitment to fostering a diverse community supported by an equitable, inclusive campus climate that engages many stakeholders in physical therapy education. Responsibilities will primarily include teaching within the Department of Physical Therapy, direct patient care, and clinical leadership within the Carls Center Physical Therapy Clinic on the Mount Pleasant, Michigan campus. Preference will be given to applicants with significant clinical practice experience in orthopedic rehabilitation, but all general practitioners and individuals with other experience, including managing a small PT practice, are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefits package is available, and this position is eligible for membership in CMU's Union of Teaching Faculty.
The Carls Center for Clinical Care and Education is Mid-Michigan's premier specialty rehabilitation center, pooling the talents of clinicians, faculty, and students from various healthcare disciplines. The Carls Center offers specialized clinical care through outpatient rehabilitation services provided by physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, and audiologists. The Carls Center is also home to Hands for Health, our pro bono, student-managed physical therapy clinic, providing services to uninsured and underinsured members of our community. Treatment at Hands for Health is provided by Doctor of Physical Therapy students, supervised by licensed CMU faculty.
Current physical therapy license or eligibility to obtain licensure in Michigan.
A professional physical therapy doctorate (DPT), or equivalent.
At least three years of clinical experience treating diverse populations.
Experience or expertise that will contribute to the teaching and learning environment as well as clinical practice of the department.
Excellent communication, initiative, problem-solving, and ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
Prior didactic teaching experience in physical therapy.
Potential to contribute to scholarship, teaching and learning, evidence-based and/or innovative practice to enhance student learning.
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) certification or certification credentials appropriate for teaching responsibilities.
Record of service to the profession and/or community.
Experience or desire to work with rural/under served populations.
Experience or interest in interprofessional education and/or simulation.
Message to Applicants: Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
You must submit an on-line application (www.jobs.cmich.edu) in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee. About the Department: The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions consists of five academic units (Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Science). The college offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in athletic training, audiology, communication sciences and disorders, exercise science, environmental health and safety, health administration, physical activity specialist, physical education, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, school and public health education, speech-language pathology, and sport management, delivered by 100+ faculty/staff. To learn more about the College, please click here.
Central Michigan Universitys Doctor of Physical Therapy program admits 60 students annually, who are hosted at two locations: the Mt. Pleasant campus of CMU, and the auxiliary on the campus of Michigan Technological University (MTU). Instructions are provided simultaneously to both campuses through state-of-the-art synchronous technology. Both campuses have excellent facilities for education, research, and clinical practice, including dedicated classrooms and laboratories for interaction between the two sites.
For more information, please visit the Department of Physical Therapys website.
Posting Begins: 10/05/2023 Posting Ends: Open Until Filled: Yes Type of Recruitment: External
About CMU: Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 mens and womens Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Its part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the states largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions - Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more - are within easy reach of the citys central location in Michigans Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE).
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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.
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