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Assistant/Associate Professor-in-Residence, Physical Therapy, School of Integrated Health Sciences [R0131485]
Company: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/08/2022
Expire Date: 10/04/2022
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Assistant/Associate Professor-in-Residence, Physical Therapy, School of Integrated Health Sciences [R0131485]
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant/Associate Professor-in-Residence, Physical Therapy, School of Integrated Health Sciences [R0131485]

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

The Department of Physical Therapy at UNLV is housed in the Bigelow Health Sciences Building within the School of Integrated Health Sciences along with the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, Department of Brain Health, and the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences. The program is fully accredited through CAPTE and graduated its first class of MSPT students in 2000 and its first class of DPT students in 2006. The overall NPTE pass rate for all graduating students is 100%. For more information, please visit us at: http://pt.unlv.edu/.

The Department of Physical Therapy is aligned with UNLV on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Maintaining the dignity and diversity of all individuals is a core value of the department.

The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.

This is a full-time, 9-month position for Assistant/Associate Professor-in-Residence, which is a non-tenure track, clinical faculty line. Primary responsibilities include teaching in the entry-level DPT program, conducting research activities consistent with accreditation expectations, and mentoring student service learning projects and/or student research projects. The primary teaching responsibility for this position is teaching contemporary musculoskeletal physical therapy. The successful clinical track candidate will be expected to meet University criteria related to teaching and service. The successful candidate will also be expected to adhere to UNLV Top Tier Initiatives related to teaching and mentoring. Anticipated start date would be January 2023.

Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.

This position requires the following:
• A licensed physical therapist with eligibility for licensure by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
• An earned terminal degree (PhD, DSc, or EdD) from a regionally accredited college or university or a DPT degree with clinical specialization (preference to ABPTS board certification in orthopedics or sports). A DPT with other advanced training in related field (e.g., MS in clinical investigation) will also be considered.
• 5 years of contemporary clinical experience in musculoskeletal physical therapy.
• Teaching experience in musculoskeletal physical therapy at the graduate level.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills with diverse populations.
• Ability to collaborate, solve problems, and be flexible.
• Demonstrated ability to learn, develop, and apply new technologies.

The following are preferred qualifications:
• Experience in mentoring student service learning and research projects
• Experience in curricular/program development and academic assessment

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on September 2, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Cassy Turner, PT, DPT, PhD, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, R0131485 in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.
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