Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 50 undergraduate majors, 60-plus graduate options and six doctoral degree programs. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with additional locations in Ocean County, New Jersey – Kean Ocean and Jefferson Township, New Jersey – Kean Skylands. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou, China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.
All open faculty positions are ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignments at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective for the fall 2020 semester, unless otherwise indicated. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses.
Courses may be taught at the Union campus, Kean Ocean, Kean Skylands or other locations.
All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental/school, college, university and community level is also required. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. All positions are subject to availability of funds, due to financial exigencies.
Nathan Weiss Graduate College
School of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program (Twelve-month, Clinical Assistant Professor – Two Positions) – the DPT program educates, develops and supports aspiring doctors of physical therapy in their quest to become skilled clinicians and develop rewarding careers working in a dynamic clinical practice environment. Faculty responsibilities performed during the twelve-month period include, but are not limited to: teaching within the orthopedics, neurologic, cardiopulmonary and/or other foundational clinical courses within the DPT curriculum; collaborating with other faculty to develop, evaluate and deliver entry-level physical therapy content; developing and participating in scholarship; providing student academic support, including student advisement; maintaining office hours; and working collaboratively with core faculty, administrators, the Graduate College Dean, Enrollment Services and other departments within the University. Teaching in other areas will also be expected dependent upon program needs, training and clinical experience. Faculty may apply for release time for research (UFRI, RTR), students partnering with faculty (SpF) as well as other research opportunities available through external grants and special programs.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or its equivalent (ABD candidates with completion by September 1, 2020 are encouraged to apply); or the minimum of a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) and board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in one or more of the following areas of physical therapy: geriatrics, orthopedics, pediatrics, sports or women’s health; previous academic experience including a record of scholarship and service to the profession; teaching experience; and a minimum of three years of clinical experience is required. Candidates must be license-eligible in the State of New Jersey. Content expertise in orthopedics, neurologic and/or cardiopulmonary physical therapy is required.
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Application Information for All Positions
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Apply to the identified contact at the email address above. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits program included. Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer