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Full-Time Clinical Faculty and Director or Associate Director of Clinical Education: Physical Therapy

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Type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Faculty



Quinnipiac University's School of Health Sciences invites applications for a Full-Time Clinical Faculty and Director or Associate Director of Clinical Education: Physical Therapy. The rank this position will be hired in depends on experience.

The Department of Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University invites applications for full-time 12-month clinical faculty position at the level of assistant or associate professor with primary responsibilities as a Director or Associate Director of Clinical Education (DCE) for the DPT Program beginning in January 2022. Teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities include instruction of entry-level DPT students, Department, School, and University service, and scholarship within the educational needs of the DPT program.

Physical Therapy faculty collaborate with the PT Department Chair and DPT Program Director to meet the educational needs of the Department.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Clinical Education to assist in the responsibilities outlined below. This full-time clinical faculty position will have a designated scholarly agenda, teaching, and service responsibilities relative to the strategic plan of the PT Department and aligned with individual interests. 

About the School/Program:

The Department of Physical Therapy is part of the School of Health Sciences. The Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences offers a comprehensive spectrum of health science programs designed to address the evolving health needs of a diverse society. Building upon a solid foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts and using innovative teaching and hands-on experience, the School of Health Sciences seeks to integrate theory, research, and leadership in their disciplines and in the global community. The School of Health Sciences offers a student-centered learning environment with inter professional collaboration within and across the schools and colleges of the University.

About Quinnipiac:

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.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


The DCE primary responsibilities are to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the academic program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty.  

These activities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Developing, monitoring, and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum 
  • Facilitating quality learning experiences for students during full-time clinical education experiences
  • Evaluating students' performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum
  • Educating students, clinical and academic faculty about clinical education
  • Selecting clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with physical therapy practice
  • Maximizing available resources for the clinical education program
  • Providing documented records and assessment of the clinical education component (includes clinical education sites, clinical educators, etc.), and 
  • Actively engaging core faculty in clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment

Education Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapist professional program or deemed equivalent non-accredited program
  • A post-professional doctorate, or DPT with evidence of other professional qualifications (including but not limited to ABPTS or other specialty certification, or additional degree)


The successful candidate will have:  

  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical practice
  • License or eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist in Connecticut
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in clinical education (SCCE, CI, DCE, or ADCE) OR a minimum of 1 year of clinical education experience with an additional 2 years of teaching
  • Completion or commitment to completion of the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program  level 1
  • Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills
  • A commitment to innovation, excellence, and engaged learning
  • APTA membership and participation in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels, 
  • Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

The preferred candidates will also have:  

  • Prior experience as a DCE/ADCE/ACCE or SCCE Managerial and/or administrative experience  
  • Prior teaching experience in an academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice
  • A terminal degree
  • A record of scholarship/research
  • Completion of the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program Level 2
  • Ability to teach in two or more of the following content/practice areas: professional development physical therapy practice, or disciplinary area of expertise
  • Evidence of strong teaching skills and use of instructional technology. Commitment to community engagement and professional advocacy through teaching, service, and scholarship

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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