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Department Chair - Physical Therapy & Kinesiology

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Lowell, MA

 

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Job no: 517208
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physical Therapy & Kinesiology
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

Applications Open: December 15, 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled

 

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology (PTK) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks a visionary leader for the position of department chair and invites applicants with a strong track record in external funding to complement its research programs including, but not limited to, rehabilitation sciences, digital health, movement sciences, human performance, robotics or kinesiology-related fields. Candidates with a strong record of federal funding and higher education leadership are of particular interest. The appointment is expected to be at the associate or full professor level with tenure.

The Physical Therapy and Kinesiology Department is located within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, a dynamic, and growing college that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical, and translational areas. An active research initiative with supports from diverse and committed community partnerships support both the research and educational programs. The chair will work with all department chairs in the College and demonstrate a collaborative team approach to leadership and interdisciplinary program support and building within the university and beyond.

The PTK department offers the BS degree in exercise science (ES), along with a long-standing, accredited, doctoral degree in physical therapy (DPT). The chair will facilitate growth of current programs and development of additional graduate programming, promote the scholarly agenda of the department, and advance student learning and success. The chair will also seek to broaden the vibrant and sustainable clinical partnerships of the department, which further enrich and support the academic programs that offer hands-on professional training and experience. It is critical that the chair possess the ability to nurture and support a research culture in the college and the department as the university works towards strengthening its status as an R1 university. Leadership teams in the college and department will support the chair in carrying out the department’s academic mission.

 

The PTK department has benefited from improvements in academic programs over the past 4 years, as well as a name change that broadened the name to include both kinesiology and physical therapy. In addition to improvements in academic programs, the department has benefited from two major improvements in facilities. In the Fall of 2021, the PTK faculty moved into a modern building that consolidated the faculty and central department administration offices in a contiguous space. At the same time, the teaching and research labs moved into a renovated space specifically designed to enhance teaching and research.

 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is situated in the heart of New England on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful a hub of invention and innovation and the birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Proximity to Boston is a benefit in promoting academic and industry partnerships as well as connecting to the outstanding medical and health resources so abundant in this area.

 

The university is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage applicants from underrepresented populations to identify strengths in this area.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • An academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DHSc, ScD) from an accredited university in physical therapy, exercise science, kinesiology, or related field

  • Evidence of excellence in leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Strong track record in externally funded research

  • Substantial publication record

  • Demonstrated excellence in mentoring, teaching, and service

  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups and interdisciplinary teams

  • Previous rank of associate or full professor with tenure

  • Experience in fostering partnerships within the university and with outside partners, especially in industry

 

Additional Considerations:

  • Experience in a prior formal leadership role and ability to successfully collaborate with the faculty, the dean, and upper administration

  • Experience recruiting faculty with strong research agendas and mentoring them through the tenure process

  • Experience in externally accredited undergraduate (such as ACSM) and graduate (such as CAPTE) programs, with the ability to develop, implement and evaluate curricula

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled with a goal of a September 1, 2023 start date. However, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

 

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter which includes the following:

    • Description of your past leadership experiences and mentoring activities

    • Vision for advancing the department

  • Teaching Philosophy and list of courses taught

  • Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals: Please submit two or three significant, relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Research Statement listing accomplishments and future plans

  • Names and contact information of three professional references will be required at the time of application process. (One should be a current/former supervisor.) References will not be contacted until after the candidate visits campus and with candidate consent.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Posted December 2022.

Lecturer in Anatomy & Physiology - Department of Kinesiology

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amherst, MA

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Job no: 516754
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Kinesiology

Union: MSP

Salary: $57,000

Application Review Opens: December 15, 2022
Application Review Closes: Open until filled

 

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

About the Department of Kinesiology

The world-renowned Department of Kinesiology is one of six departments in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS). The department has 13 tenure-track faculty, 5 full-time lecturer faculty, 1 full-time undergraduate advisor, approximately 680 undergraduate majors and ~40 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Its research and teaching activities are organized into the areas of Biomechanics, Movement Neuroscience, Physiology, and Physical Activity & Health, with an array of well-equipped research laboratories within each area. Faculty are established and emerging leaders in their research fields, which range from the molecular basis of movement to community-based physical activity interventions, and on-campus leaders in teaching and educational innovation. The department boasts a highly cooperative and collegial environment that prioritizes diversity and inclusion for delivering high-caliber education and knowledge.

 

Job Summary

The Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, academic year (nine month), Lecturer Faculty to supervise delivery of our Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) laboratory sections. The successful candidate will work within a dynamic department to deliver student-centered learning experiences. This individual will be involved in lab management, teaching, and student support for our two large A&P courses.  

In addition to serving as a requirement for the B.S. in Kinesiology degree, our A&P courses satisfy prerequisites necessary for application to many graduate programs in the health sciences. Thus, our A&P courses serve students from across the University and Five Colleges. The person in this position will work with current A&P faculty to coordinate delivery of combined A&P lecture/lab courses. This position is responsible for oversight of lab instruction and involves both teaching and managing teaching assistants. Additional responsibilities include supply and equipment management for the A&P lab and an integrated teaching lab used for upper-level kinesiology courses. The successful applicant will teach in-person and online lecture sections of A&P.  Service work will include serving on department, school, and university committees, as needed.    

 

The Department of Kinesiology and The School of Public Health & Health Sciences are committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. A record of, or potential for, building diverse and effective collaborations in the workplace is positively considered. The department is interested in candidates with demonstrated commitment to teaching students with diverse learning styles, working with diverse populations, and contributing to the success of historically underrepresented students. There are multiple resources on campus for development in this area, including the Center for Teaching and Learning, which provides on-going professional development and individual instructional support for all interested faculty. Lecturers are a critical part of the faculty team and play an essential role in fulfilling the teaching mission of the department.

Requirements

Candidates must have a professional profile appropriate for a September 1, 2023 appointment.

  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Biological Sciences, or related field.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Potential for fostering equity and inclusion.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an academic setting.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Teaching experience in-person and online.

  • Experience with team-based lab management and innovative pedagogical approaches including integration of interactive lab tools.

  • Evidence of ability to supervise teaching assistants.

  • Experience working in a teaching laboratory setting.

  • Experience teaching Anatomy & Physiology.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Typical office and laboratory environment.

Additional Information

The anticipated start date is September 1, 2023.

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week.

Salary Information

The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package. The minimum starting salary for a 9-month appointment in a Lecturer position at the University of Massachusetts is $57,000 and the initial two-year contract provides the opportunity to work towards a continuous appointment with a unique promotion program for Lecturers.  

 

This fully benefitted, non-tenure track position is in the MSP/MTA bargaining unit. Details on benefits can be found at https://www.umass.edu/humres/benefits-0.

Application Instructions

Along with the application, please submit the following required, application materials:

  • Cover letter.

  • Curriculum vitae.

  • Statement of teaching philosophy that includes their teaching interests, experience, and how they have promoted diversity and inclusivity in their teaching.

  • Contact information for three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted until finalists are invited and give consent.

The application review process will begin December 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions about this position, department, or university in general, contact Jay Gump, Search Committee Chair at gump@umass.edu.  Please indicate “Faculty Search - A&P” in the subject line of email correspondence. 

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

Posted December 2022.

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Physical Therapy & Kinesiology

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Lowell, MA

 

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Job no: 516392
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physical Therapy & Kinesiology
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

 

Applications Open: October 25, 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled

 

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member to be appointed at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, with a strong research program in exercise science, physical therapy, or a kinesiology related area.

The Department invites applicants who have a successful track record securing extramural funding to support their research program(s). Topic areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: human/sport performance, movement sciences, strength and conditioning, injury prevention, rehabilitation sciences, digital health, cardiopulmonary sciences, biosensors, and robotics. We seek applicants recognized for interprofessional collaboration, scholarly productivity, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English. All faculty are engaged in service to the department, college, and university.

The Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology is located within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, a dynamic, growing college that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical and translational areas. A large research program and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. The candidate will work with internal collaborators in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, as well as with faculty in other colleges at UMass Lowell, with community partners, and with external academic or industry collaborators to strengthen current research and build new interdisciplinary research areas consistent with departmental priorities.

UMass Lowell is situated in the heart of New England on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area and birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded nation park status by the U.S. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus. Its location 25 miles north of Boston offer unsurpassed enrichment of every type including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course sports! Just north of Lowell the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White mountains unfolds not far from the storied ski lodges of Vermont. All told, Lowell is a jewel of a city in one of the most attractive regions in the country to live.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • An academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DHSc, ScD) from an accredited university with a research program related to exercise science, physical therapy, or kinesiology

  • Assistant professor candidates must have a vibrant research program with evidence of funding, or strong potential for future funding, and scholarly dissemination. Post-doctoral experience is desirable. 

  • Associate and full professor candidates must have a vibrant research program with evidence of successful extramural funding.

  • Strong communication and collaborative abilities.

 

Additional Considerations:

  • Teaching and/or clinical experience in physical therapy, kinesiology, exercise science, or similar fields.

  • Eligible for physical therapy licensure in the United States.

  • Professional certifications such as: CSCS, ACSM-EP, OCS, CCS, etc.

  • Postdoctoral experience in kinesiology, physical therapy, or related field.

  • Applicants with established interdisciplinary research collaborations are encouraged to apply.

  • The College has a strong commitment to diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin on November 1st and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.  

Please include the following documents with your application: 

  • CV

  • Cover letter describing experience in academia and industry

  • Teaching philosophy (include a description of previous teaching experience and teaching philosophy and style)

  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals (three samples of published work in peer-reviewed journals in the area of funding/funding potential, preferably as first or senior author)

  • Research statement (include research goals, objectives, and three-year research plan)

  • Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application. One reference should be/have been a supervisor. 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Posted November 2022.

Visiting Professor of Physical Therapy

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Lowell, MA

 

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Job no: 515271
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physical Therapy & Kinesiology
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

 

Applications Open: Aug 02 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled

 

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Physical Therapy & Kinesiology at the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at University of Massachusetts Lowell is welcoming applications for a Visiting Instructor for the 2022-2023 academic year. This role is a one-year visiting position with a 4-4 teaching load, with possible renewal at the end of the year. A successful candidate will teach a variety of courses serving Physical Therapy students, with possible courses serving Exercise Sciences. The successful candidate will also contribute to the Department and College through participation in committees and events, advising undergraduate students, and assisting with recruitment activities

The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences is committed to academic excellence. We invite applicants with relevant expertise in Exercise Sciences and Physical Therapy and a history of instructional experience to apply. Applicants recognized for teaching excellence, experience in working with a diverse population, and excellent oral and written communication skills are preferred.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive and nurturing environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to this goal.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • State license to practice Physical Therapy

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in physical therapy is required, doctoral degree preferred

  • Strong record of teaching at the undergraduate/graduate level

  • Excellence in oral and written communication skills

  • Experience in clinical settings

 

Additional Considerations:

  • Evidence of ability to work with diverse student and faculty populations

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.  

Please include the following documents with your application: 

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Teaching Philosophy Statement

  • List of courses previously taught in higher education and college/university name

  • Names and contact information of three professional references will be required during the application process

 

Optional Documents:

  • Copy of student evaluations from previous teaching, if available.

Posted August 2022.

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