OSU-Cascades is seeking an Assistant Clinical Professor or Associate Clinical Professor to serve as the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position, at Assistant Clinical Professor or Associate Clinical Professor rank, with the expectation of clinical education program coordination, teaching, scholarship and institutional/professional service.
The OSU-Cascades DPT program is slated to launch in fall 2021 with a cohort of 30-50 students. The program will be housed in a new state-of-the-art, net zero energy building currently under construction on the expanding OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon. Facilities for the program will include clinical-skills classrooms, cutting-edge biomechanics and exercise physiology research laboratories, and a large human cadaver laboratory. At full buildout, the DPT program will consist of 10 full-time core faculty and numerous adjunct faculty. All core faculty will be engaged in scholarly activity.
The primary responsibility of the ACCE is to develop, coordinate, and manage the clinical education activities on behalf of the DPT program. The ACCE will collaborate with DPT faculty to establish clinical education standards and to evaluate and facilitate development of clinical education sites and clinical faculty.
These responsibilities include facilitating quality clinical learning experiences for students; compiling and interpreting data related to clinical education; planning clinical faculty development activities; developing, monitoring, and refining the clinical education component of the DPT curriculum; and evaluating DPT students’ performance during clinical rotations in cooperation with clinical educators. In addition, the ACCE is expected to teach in his/her area of expertise, engage in scholarship, and participate in service.
Clinical Education Administration – 50% Create relationships with external stakeholders to secure clinical rotations.
Work with OSU’s Procurement and Contract Services office to secure new clinical site agreements and renew when expired.
Execute transparent and equitable processes to place students in clinical rotations.
Educate and monitor students during all clinical rotations and maintain contact with their clinical instructors.
Manage student concerns during clinical rotation including remediation and termination as necessary.
Participate in internship site visits as necessary.
Maintain database of student internship sites, supervisors, and contact information.
Mentor other academic faculty about their role and responsibilities related to clinical education (e.g., clinical site visits, determining readiness for the clinic).
Complete assessments and documentation per CAPTE guidelines for all aspects of clinical education.
Perform academic responsibilities consistent with CAPTE and institutional policy.
Evaluate students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum.
Review student learning goals and communicate with site supervisors to determine compliance with internship requirements.
Develop, maintain, and update DPT clinical internship handbooks and ensure that DPT clinical internship experiences coincide with the most up-to-date CAPTE standards.
Forecast and advise DPT students in the most applicable clinical internship placement options that will prepare them for their career as physical therapists.
Scholarship and Creative Activity– 20% Scholarship and/or research Stay professionally current in related research, content of courses, and certification and licensure regulations. Scholarship and creative activity derive from many activities, including but not limited to: • research contributing to a body of knowledge; • development of new technologies, materials, methods, or educational approaches; • integration of knowledge or technology leading to new interpretations or applications; • work on steering committees, funding agency panels and editorships where the outcome is a fundamental change in the field’s direction; • the development or creation of new knowledge; • the critical analysis and review of knowledge within disciplines or the creative synthesis of insights contained in different disciplines or fields of study; • the application of findings generated through the scholarship of integration or discovery to solve real problems in the profession, industry, government, and community; • the development of critically reflective knowledge about teaching and learning; • the identification and resolution of pressing social, civic, and ethical problems through the scholarship of engagement. Intellectual work in research, teaching, extension, service, or other assignments is scholarship if it is shared with peers in journals, in formal peer-reviewed presentations at professional meetings, or in comparable peer-evaluated forums.
Teaching – 20% Teaching in one or more content areas such as therapeutic exercise, professionalism, wellness, psychosocial aspects of disability, and clinical education courses with other areas considered.
Service – 10% Participate in activities that support, enhance, or extend the work and missions of the DPT program, OSU-Cascades campus, college and/or university. Serve on committees and participate in activities in service of the program and larger issues. Interact with others in a collegial and professional manner.
Participate in activities that support, enhance, or improve the profession, whether defined as one’s discipline or teaching. Service to the profession includes, but is not limited to, offices held and committee assignments performed for professional associations.
A clinical or academic doctoral degree (DPT or PhD) from an accredited university.
A Physical Therapist who is licensed or regulated in any United States jurisdiction and is eligible to obtain or currently holds an Oregon PT license, with a minimum of three years of full-time post-licensure clinical practice.
Two years of PT clinical practice must include experience as a Center Coordinator for Clinical Education (CCCE) or Clinical Instructor (CI) in physical therapy, or a minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, and administration in a physical therapy education program.
Demonstrable working knowledge of current CAPTE accreditation requirements.
Demonstrable experience with curriculum development.
Strong communication and collaborative abilities.
Experience actively engaging in professional and/or community service activities.
Strong leadership skills.
Ability to coordinate and effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in building/maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
5 years of prior teaching experience in a DPT or health sciences program.
Has engaged in service to the American Physical Therapy Association.
Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education.
Internal Number: P03565UF
OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,100 students in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015, and opened its new campus in 2016. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025. OSU-Cascades is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.