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Assistant Professor in Prosthetics and Orthotics - University of Hartford

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  • Assistant Professor in Prosthetics and Orthotics - University of Hartford

    The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Hartford is seeking candidates for a 10 month Assistant Professor non-tenured position to serve in our new Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) program (

    Preferred candidates will possess academic teaching experience, offer a suitable area of research/scholarly pursuit, and will be able to demonstrate significant experience working with prosthetics and orthotics clinical populations. The successful candidate will provide primary teaching expertise within one or more content areas: anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, scientific inquiry, clinical foundations, health-care management, and/or a clinical area of specialty – prosthetics and/or orthotics specialists must be ABC-certified. Potential applicants must possess a minimum of a Master’s degree to be considered. Licensed health-care professionals who hold a clinical terminal degree, and/or doctorally prepared (ABD considered) individuals are encouraged to apply.

    The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which 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. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to a pluralistic, complex world. The full text of our academic mission, as well as additional information about the university, can be seen at

    The National Commission on Orthotics and Prosthetics Education (NCOPE) mandates that as of 2012 all degree-based training must be conducted at the Master’s level. Building upon the tradition of excellence of the long-standing Newington Certificate Program (NCP), the University of Hartford is now instituting a new dual-degree BS/MSPO program that will provide both freshman and post baccalaureate entry into the curriculum. Housed within the existing Physical Therapy department, co-teaching and collaborative research are common expectations for members of our faculty. Available for use are three well-equipped clinical teaching laboratories, and three research laboratories containing real-time 3D data acquisition and analysis, 8 channels of EMG, and force platforms, simultaneous control of external signaling (e.g. Sound, light) to permit feedback experimentation on human posture, balance, gait and other activities, an un-weighting treadmill gait system, a pressure mapping system, and other technologies. Clinical skills and manufacturing training are to be primarily delivered at the NCP site located just 20 minutes from campus. For student experiential training numerous connections are already made with clinical sites and hospitals throughout New England, and indeed the country.

    Please send cover letter, vita, evidence of teaching and research abilities, and three letters of recommendation to:
    Kevin A. Ball Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee
    Department of Physical Therapy
    University of Hartford
    200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.

    Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V