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  • Prosthetics and Orthotics Faculty Positions - University of Hartford

    University of Hartford, Prosthetics and Orthotics Program Faculty Positions

    Positions: Two positions, Assistant Professor, Tenure track and non tenure track

    Institution: University of Hartford

    Location: West Hartford, Connecticut

    Date Posted: Review will begin December 1, 2011 and continue until the positions are filled.

    The University of Hartfordís College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions is now accepting applications for two academic year positions at the Assistant Professors for the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics program in the department of Physical Therapy with a desired start date of August, 2012. One position is a tenure track position and the other is non tenure track. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011 and continue until the positions are filled.

    Qualifications include: ABC-certification as prosthetists and/or orthotists, ability to demonstrate academic teaching experience and a suitable area of research/scholarly pursuit. Additionally, tenure track candidates must have completed (ABD will be considered) an academic terminal degree by date of hire (PhD, DSc, or EdD). Candidates for the non-tenure track position must have completed a minimum of a Masterís degree.

    Successful candidates will provide primary teaching expertise within one or more of the following content areas: anatomy, neuroscience, scientific inquiry, materials and methods in orthotics and prosthetics, health-care management, or a clinical area of specialty in prosthetics or orthotics. Preferred candidates will demonstrate in their submission materials how their teaching and/or scholarship contribute to diverse communities.

    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, is available at

    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.

    The National Commission on Orthotics and Prosthetics Education (NCOPE) mandates that as of 2012 all degree-based training in prosthetics and orthotics must be conducted at the Masterís degree level. Building upon the tradition of excellence of the long-standing Newington Certificate Program (NCP), the University of Hartford has instituted an MSPO program as well as a dual-degree BS/MSPO program. The combination of these programs will allow both freshman and post baccalaureate entry into the curriculum. For more information on the program, visit (

    Co-teaching and collaborative research are common expectations for members of our faculty. The program will enjoy use of a new 14,000 square-foot facility only 20 minutes from campus for clinical and technical education through a partnership with Hanger Orthopedic Group. For student experiential training the program has established over 700 clinical affiliation sites nationwide. This includes local facilities for affiliations with University Clinical Adjunct Faculty. Clinical settings include, acute, sub-acute, out-patient, sports-centered, and pediatric specialties. Available for use at the University of Hartford are three well-equipped clinical teaching laboratories and three research laboratories containing real-time 3D data acquisition and analysis, 8 channels of EMG, two force platforms, and other technologies. St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center recently entered into an agreement with the University of Hartford to become the main clinical partner for the University in a wide range of programs in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA). The joint programs are intended to benefit learners, researchers, practitioners and, ultimately, patients. For more information on this and other activities in the college, please visit the ENHP website at . For additional information regarding faculty searches in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, please visit

    Interested candidates should submit the following materials: cover letter with a brief statement of professional objectives, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching and research abilities, and names, email addresses and phone numbers for three professional references to:

    Barbara Crane, PhD, PT, Chair of Search Committee
    c/o Sarah Farrell, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Hartford
    200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117

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