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Faculty, Doctor of Physical Therapy/Allied Health Graduate Programs & Coordinator of Research Position
The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah University invites applications for a full-time 12-month term-tenure track faculty in the School of Graduate Studies. This faculty member will be a 12-month core faculty member in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and will teach in an additional allied health program in an area of his/her expertise and the University’s needs (occupational therapy, nutrition and food sciences, healthcare administration, athletic training, exercise science, etc). The faculty member will also be given loading to serve as the Coordinator of Research for the DPT Program. Ideal candidates will have a diverse record of research dissemination and a well-established scholarly agenda within the Allied Health Sciences or related fields. The rank is open and will be determined based on qualifications.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will hold an academic terminal degree (PhD, EdD, or ScD) in Physical Therapy, kinesiology, exercise science, anatomy, statistics, education, health promotion, wellness or a health-related field; (ABD candidates will also be considered). Non-physical therapists will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates who have clinical experience/license in physical therapy or another allied health profession. Candidates must have a track record of scholarly productivity or demonstrated potential for success in peer-reviewed publications. Experience collaborating with and/or mentoring faculty and/or students on their respective research projects. It is expected that this faculty member will have experience with Institutional Review Board policies and procedures. One year of previous college teaching experience preferred.
The Program: Messiah University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is designed to prepare competent
therapists for meaningful careers as practitioners, educators, administrators and consultants in a variety of professional settings including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, homecare programs, schools and private practices. The program is a full-time, residential, 110-credit program.
The School: Advancing the mission of Messiah University, the School of Graduate Studies educates students for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, ethical leadership and exceptional professional practice within a complex world. Our programs include ten master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and numerous graduate certificates and post-master’s certificates. Messiah University is a nationally ranked, accredited college that successfully integrates top-tier academics and Christian faith.
The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,700 undergraduate students including 14.4% under-represented and 4.1% international students from 28 countries and over 900 graduate students including 16.4% of students from under-represented populations.
The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: The University seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Starting Date for Position: January 2022, Summer 2022 or Fall 2022
Compensation: Messiah University offers a strong benefits package in addition to salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please provide the following:
Cover letter that outlines your interest in the position, College/University Transcript(s), Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statement of Faith that details how your Christian faith is a strong fit with the mission and identity of Messiah University and how it impacts your teaching and clinical experience, your philosophy of teaching, and a statement that demonstrates your commitment to diversity and inclusion that is consistent with Messiah University’s goals.
Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.