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  • Announcement of an academic position generalist pt

    Beginning Fall Semester 2012

    Position #166

    California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State ) invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. With a current student population in excess of 28,000, Sacramento State , is one of the larger campuses in the 23 campus California State University system, the largest system of higher education in the nation. The University is organized around seven colleges. The Department of Physical Therapy is located in the College of Health and Human Services. There are approximately 1,700 faculty who provide programs of instruction leading towards bachelor’s degrees in 60 disciplines, master’s degrees in 40 disciplines, two joint doctoral programs and one independent doctoral program.

    Sacramento is a high growth metropolitan area with a population of approximately 2 million. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan University, Sacramento State is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching our liberal arts tradition. The proximity of Sacramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research, internships, advocacy, and employment. Sacramento’s geographic location provides easy access to recreational activities in the Sierra Nevada mountains, San Francisco Bay area, wine country, and the Pacific coast.

    Position: The Department of Physical Therapy invites applications for a core full-time faculty position as a physical therapy generalist. This position is offered at the tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor level or the Lecturer level. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Appointment effective August 2012.

    Qualifications: Education/Licensure: Earned doctorate in physical therapy or related field from an accredited institution is required. ABD candidates will be considered for Lecturer appointment only with the position converting to a tenure line upon successful completion of the degree; completion of doctoral degree must occur within two years of accepting Lecturer appointment. Applicants must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in California. Experience working with diverse populations preferred.

    Special Knowledge and Abilities: Candidates must have a well-rounded background in physical therapy practice, and knowledge of theory and application in the patient-client management model. Excellent organization and communication skills are necessary.

    Experience: Three years of clinical experience required. Experience teaching in graduate education, a record of scholarly achievement, and experience with physical therapy student clinical education preferred.

    Assignments: At least 50% of assignment will be as the co-Director of Clinical Education. Assignments will also include teaching in areas consistent with program needs. Responsibilities of core faculty include mentoring student scholarship, student advising, curriculum development, scholarly activity, University and community service. There is possible summer teaching for extra pay.

    General: Opportunity to contribute to a new doctoral curriculum designed to promote clinical decision-making and proficiency in an established program transitioning from an MPT to a DPT degree.

    Applicants: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three professional references to:

    Susan M. McGinty, PT, EdD, Director
    Department of Physical Therapy
    California State University, Sacramento
    6000 J Street
    Sacramento, California 95819-6020

    Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member will promote the values of CSUS as a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. In addition to positive contributions to teaching and learning, faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the university and to the greater community. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.

    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who assist the University in meeting its Strategic Plan goal to:“Build and sustain a vibrant learning community derived from the strength and vitality of our diverse campus.” Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Sacramento has made crime statistics available on-line at Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years, are included. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other safety matters. Print copies are available in the library, and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.