The Physical Therapy Program at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse invites qualified persons to apply for full-time, 9-month or 12-month instructional academic staff / clinical assistant professor position available August 2019.
A developing or established educator is desired with expertise and willingness to contribute to meeting the program’s instructional needs in varied courses which may include examination, acute care, integumentary, healthcare administration, clinical teaching, adult clinical practice, applied exercise physiology and/or cardiopulmonary rehab, and adult neuro and/or pediatric rehabilitation. Mentorship for individuals new to the academic environment is supported. Candidates will enjoy a collaborative culture and proven curriculum which equally emphasizes academic success and professionalism. The DPT program supports a variety of clinical research and experiential learning opportunities including the highly successful La Crosse Institute of Movement Science (LIMS) and the community Exercise Program for Adults with Neurologic Disorders (EXPAND).
The successful candidate must:
Be licensed to practice physical therapy in a US jurisdiction by position start date.
Have earned a doctoral degree or possess the ability to complete a doctoral degree (DPT or equivalent) within a prescribed time. Doctoral degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020.
Have a minimum of three years’ experience as a practicing physical therapist.
Have the ability to participate in scholarly activity.
It is desired that the successful candidate will show evidence of:
Experience in higher education.
Expertise and willingness to contribute to meeting the program’s instructional needs in varied courses which may include examination, acute care, integumentary, healthcare administration, clinical teaching, adult clinical practice, applied exercise physiology and/or cardiopulmonary rehab, and adult neuro and/or pediatric rehabilitation.
Experience as a clinical educator.
ABPTS Board Certification or other advanced clinical certifications.
A history of engagement and service to the profession.
Strong professional skills when interacting with students, clinicians, patients, and local/national professional communities.
Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, organizational and time management skills.
The ability to work in a collaborative environment among a variety of professionals within the University and professional/ clinical communities.
The ability to function independently, setting direction and priorities with minimal supervision.
Skills in computer applications necessary for teaching, program administration, data collection and analysis.
The Physical Therapy Program is part of the Department of Health Professions, which includes Medical Dosimetry, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Radiation Therapy. Our program consists of 11 dynamic core faculty and a strong complement of adjunct faculty. We are committed to mentoring new faculty in teaching and scholarship. The department is located in the College of Science and Health.
The Physical Therapy Program is housed in the Health Science Center (HSC), recognized for its spacious, well-appointed teaching labs, classrooms, and established biomechanics, human performance, and anatomy laboratories. Our physical therapy program has strong alliances with national, regional, and local medical centers and practices. The program is proud to support the La Crosse Institute of Movement Science (LIMS), Exercise Program for Adults with Neurologic Disorders (EXPAND) and the Gundersen Sports Medicine Residency Program.
This position will be open until filled with a first review date of March 15, 2019. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Michele Thorman, DPT, / Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-785-8461.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.