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Director of Clinical Education
Simmons University

Date Posted Mar. 21, 2019
Title Director of Clinical Education
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Academic Affairs

The department of Physical Therapy in the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences (CNBHS) invites applications for a 12-month, Director of Clinical Education position within the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

We seek innovative educators, researchers, scholars, and practitioners with a demonstrated excellence in teaching, creative curriculum development, active research agenda, and a commitment to advancing the strong national stature, ranking, and impact of Simmons' Doctor of Physical Therapy program. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we also seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with individuals across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives.

Responsibilities include coordinating and evaluating the clinical education component of the curriculum, teaching assigned courses, advising students, developing and maintaining a strong record of research and scholarly productivity, participation in curriculum development, as well as service on departmental college and university committees as appropriate.

Minimum qualifications include:
  • 3 years of clinical physical therapy practice with experience as a CCCE or CI, or 35 years of college teaching experience in an area of clinical or research expertise;
  • Ongoing scholarly activity that includes research and publications.

To apply, please upload the following to the resume/cv section of the online application:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV

The Physical Therapy program at Simmons was founded in 1947 and has a long history of providing quality professional education to leaders and highly regarded practitioners. The faculty of the DPT program are experienced educators and respected clinicians and scholars who are dedicated to creating a learning community that values active learning opportunities, research and evidence based clinical coursework, small group case-based learning activities, and meaningful clinical experiences enhanced by faculty mentorship. High student performance on the NPTE, student employment upon graduation, and employer and patient satisfaction with Simmons Physical Therapy alumnae/i are indicators of the strength of the curriculum, faculty effectiveness, and student dedication. The program has excellent technological support in all teaching classrooms, and an expansive, state of the art research laboratory.

The CNBHS offers a professional DPT degree, Nursing degrees, Nutrition degrees, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study and an interdisciplinary PhD program. In addition, Simmons faculty members have access to the Longwood Healthcare community consisting of nationally ranked hospitals and the Harvard Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health. These institutions enable Simmons to provide unique opportunities for academic, research, and clinical collaborations.

Located in Boston, Simmons University is an innovative institution that links transformative learning with the pursuit of lifelong purpose. Enrolling 2,000 undergraduate women and over 3,000 graduate women and men, Simmons is committed to providing high quality, personalized educational opportunities for all students. Simmons is recognized as one of "America's Best Schools" in the region by US News & World Report (2018), by The Princeton Review's Guidebook as one of the Best 384 Colleges (2019), by Peace Corps' as a Top Volunteer-Producing College and University, (2016) and by as one of America's Best Colleges. (2018)

Application reviews will begin April 8th, 2019.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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