DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL EDUCATION (DCE) PHYSICAL THERAPY DOCTORAL PROGRAM FULL-TIME, 12 MONTHS NON-TENURE (TRACK II)
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Director of Clinical Education (DCE) is a Whitworth University (WU) faculty member with an appointment in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Reporting to the DPT Program Director, the DCE will hold a 12-month appointment with administrative, academic, service and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the DPT program and WU, as well as accreditation standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Strong candidates should have experience in clinical education, multi-site clinical coordination, and clinical administration. Experience in teaching and curriculum development is preferred.
Since 1890, Whitworth University, a private, residential, comprehensive, master’s-level, liberal-arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church, has held fast to its founding mission to provide its students an education of mind and heart characterized by rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and the integration of Christian faith and learning. Anchored in the Reformed tradition and enriched throughout its history by strong evangelical and ecumenical currents, Whitworth's mission is carried out by a diverse community of dedicated Christian scholars and staff members who are called to a variety of vocations to serve and support students. Whitworth believes the best learning occurs in the context of relationship – inside and outside of the classroom – where professors and staff members alike invest in the lives of students. Whitworth is committed to modeling the highest standards of integrity and fairness and being a trusted and valued member of the community.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Obtains and maintains a sufficient number of clinical contracts with a variety of health care settings to provide adequate selection of clinical slots for every part-time and full-time clinical course required by DPT students.
Communicates directly with students to establish high quality clinical rotations and integrated curricular experiences.
Establishes, communicates, and enforces DPT clinical policies and procedures.
Collaborates with clinical faculty to evaluate student performance and assigns grades for all clinical education courses.
Assists with recruitment of highly qualified DPT students who represent diverse populations.
Manages fiscal resources associated with the clinical education program, under the supervision of the PT Program Director.
Guides curriculum design, planning, scheduling, and outcome measures related to the clinical education component that promote reflective reasoning, evidence-based practice, and ethical excellence.
Guides strategic planning related to clinical education.
Teaches or co-teaches didactic courses related to his/her areas of expertise.
Establishes and implements a personal scholarly agenda.
Promotes and supports faculty and staff professional development, especially as it relates to clinical education.
Serves on assigned committees and participates in university governance.
Promotes departmental involvement and service within the community.
Supports and helps plan collaborative and inter-professional education and service activities among faculty and students within the university and local community.
STARTING DATE: JULY 1, 2020
REQUIRED JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Evidence of advanced credentials or expertise in an area of physical therapy practice is preferred
Excellent communication, conflict management and problem-solving skills.
Strong leadership skills and a vision for excellence
Demonstrated skills in instructional technology
Demonstration of ethical behavior in personal and professional life
Evidence of active involvement in community and professional service
Commitment to lifelong learning
Demonstrated cultural competence, proven awareness of and experience to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, varying abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, class or religious perspectives.
A commitment to equal opportunity for all persons
A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning
A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church
A physical therapists, licensed (or eligible) to practice physical therapy in the State of Washington
Minimum of 3 years of full-time post-licensure clinical experience
Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) OR Clinical Instructor (CI) for DPT students OR 2 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in physical therapist education program.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
A letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position and interest in teaching at a Christian liberal arts university with an increasingly diverse student body,
Your teaching philosophy,
Short personal essay describing your personal Christian faith. This essay is intended to be a statement in your own words that will help the committee to understand your interest in joining Whitworth’s community of Christian scholars. (Click here for guidance on writing the faith essay),
Names, addresses, email address and phone numbers of at least three academic references (one or more additional non-academic references who are able to speak to your qualifications for the position may also be included).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A background and/or credit check will be required of the successful applicant, as well as official transcripts.
DEADLINE: Application Materials will be received until the position is filled. Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately.
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.