Quinnipiac University

Physical Therapy: Full-Time Visiting Faculty Position

2 months ago(11/14/2017 9:08 AM)
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School of Health Sciences - Physical Therapy
Regular Full-Time


The Physical Therapy Department at Quinnipiac University is looking for a dynamic individual to fill a unique role in a partnership with Masonicare of Wallingford, the state's leading provider of healthcare and retirement living communities for seniors.


You will divide your time between the Quinnipiac campus in North Haven and the Masonicare Wallingford location to integrate experiential learning within the Masonicare organization. You will be responsible for teaching in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, developing and overseeing Integrated Clinical Experiences at Masonicare with an emphasis on interprofessional experiences, managing the School of Health Sciences clinical affiliations at Masonicare, and developing meaningful QU student/Masonicare resident interactions.


The individual will work full-time, spending a minimum of one day per week in the physical therapy department at Quinnipiac University and a minimum of three days per week at Masonicare in Wallingford. Release time is available one day per week to work clinically at Masonicare. Details will be arranged with the Chair of the Physical Therapy Department at Quinnipiac University and the Corporate Director of Learning at Masonicare.


This is a full-time, 12-month Visiting Professor 1-year appointment.


About the Physical Therapy Program:


The DPT curriculum at Quinnipiac is a hybrid model of foundational science integrated into a professional model of health care delivery for contemporary society. Physical therapy knowledge and skills are applied through clinical decision-making with authentic cases in and out of the classroom. In addition to expert full- and part-time faculty, the department has ideal state-of-the-art facilities, which include a Motion Analysis Laboratory with mobile capability, high fidelity simulation, and a standardized patient suite. The department is housed in the Center for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences Building and actively collaborates within the Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education.

The DPT Program embodies the University's commitment to its three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment, and a strong sense of community; the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) core values: accountability, altruism, compassion/caring, excellence, integrity, professional duty and social responsibility, and is dedicated to pursuing the APTA vision of transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.


About Quinnipiac University:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges." The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the "Great Colleges to Work For." For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.



  • Teaching entry-level classes in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program
  • Precepting for Integrated Clinical Experiences at Masonicare
  • Developing experiential learning modules for QU students and Masonicare residents
  • Participating in interprofessional collaboration
  • Serving as a liaison between the School of Health Sciences and Masonicare
  • Managing student onboarding at Masonicare
  • Engaging in research
  • Engaging in academic service to the department, school, university, and profession


Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree or advanced academic degree in related field; candidates enrolled in degree program will be considered
  • Graduated from an CAPTE-accredited PT program, holding a current license and eligible for licensure by the Connecticut Board of Physical Therapy 
  • Five or more years of clinical experience as a licensed physical therapist; experience in a variety of practice settings across the continuum of care preferred
  • Three or more years of teaching experience as a Clinical Instructor (CI) or within a DPT program
  • Commitment to interprofessional education/practice


Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.




Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries should be directed to Tracy.Wall@quinnipiac.edu.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who would enhance that diversity.
Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Code: 2017-2342


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