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University of Utah Associate Director of Physical Therapy of Hybrid Pathway in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Dependent upon qualifications

Department 00201 - PhysicalTher/Athletic Training

City Other

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 8/16/2023


THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ATHLETIC TRAINING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH is seeking a faculty candidate to assist in leading in the development of a hybrid curricular pathway. The position will be a full-time Clinical Track position at a rank commensurate with academic and scholarly experience. The primary responsibility of this position will be to assist the hybrid program director in the department’s efforts to meet Utah physical therapy workforce demands through the planning, development, and implementation of an innovative hybrid education delivery pathway for our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the core faculty of a hybrid pathway DPT program that mirrors our strong track record of excellence in DPT education.

The applicant should demonstrate strong leadership, communication, and collaborative skills as well as experience in the development / delivery of hybrid education and a track record of participation in the administration of an academic Physical Therapy Program. Experience in mentoring faculty and an active scholarly agenda, particularly in educational research, would be considered strengths. Responsibilities will include participation in the preparation and submission of university curricular proposals and approvals as well as CAPTE accreditation reports. In addition, the appropriate individual will be expected to integrate their expertise by participating in the existing entry-level DPT , post-professional continuing education programs, or the department’s Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program. Participation will include teaching, mentoring and serving on related committees. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to a departmental culture and campus environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Responsibilities will include assisting the hybrid pathway development team as well as teaching responsibilities within including distance-based and in-classroom teaching and seminar discussion courses. The individual in this position would collaborate with the Program Chair and Hybrid Director to ensure the successful development and execution of the hybrid DPT pathway.

The Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training a component of the College of Health and is part of University of Utah Health. University of Utah Health is the major educational, research and referral facility serving the medical needs of Utah and the Intermountain West. University of Utah Health includes the Colleges of Health, Nursing and Pharmacy, the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, University Hospitals and Clinics, the Health Sciences Library and related Core Facilities. In addition to in-house facilities, the College of Health is in close proximity to associated research entities at the VA Medical Center, the Clinical Neurosciences Center, and the University Orthopaedic Center. The University of Utah is a member institution of the PAC -12 and is classified as one of 151 Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive from among 3,941 U.S. institutions and has consistently been ranked amongst the top 25 public research universities in the nation.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. There is easy access to eight world-class skiing resorts, as well as hiking, biking, camping, and exploring in nearby canyons and in the spectacular red-rock country of southern Utah. Ten National Parks are within a days driving distance of the University. Salt Lake City also offers professional symphony, ballet, modern dance, opera and theater performances, art galleries, world-class restaurants and professional sports. Candidates for this position are not required to reside in Salt Lake City, but intermittent travel to the campus would be expected.

The position is currently open and will remain open until a qualified applicant is identified. Rank and salary are dependent on experience and qualifications. Individuals wishing to apply for the position should submit an application through the University of Utah Human Resources site.

For more information contact: Jennifer Hale, PT, DPT , PhD at 617-233-1102 or Please apply online at this link: .

Please attach a CV, a list of 3 references (all references must be outside of the University of Utah and its affiliates), and a copy of the last awarded degree or diploma as a pdf file under the “Applicant Document – Other” category.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

For more information contact: Jennifer Hale, PT, DPT , PhD at 617-233-1102 or Please apply online at this link: .

Please attach a CV, a list of 3 references (all references must be outside of the University of Utah and its affiliates), and a copy of the last awarded degree or diploma as a pdf file under the “Applicant Document – Other” category.

Open Date 07/06/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03321F

Type Faculty