The Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Education and Health Sciences at North Central College is excited to invite applications for an ongoing, fulltime Lecturer position in Physical Therapy. North Central College's innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is built on a liberal arts foundation to prepare physical therapists who will be able to navigate the complexities of future health care systems with strong skills in movement science, relationship and patient/client centered care, professionalism, communication, and technology, focused on the pursuit of excellence. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual with experience in two or more clinical areas to join our dynamic team. Teaching expectations include classroom instruction as a lab assistant, completion of psychomotor assessments in and outside the classroom, supplemental student instruction outside the classroom, and assisting course coordinators with laboratory preparation. Individuals who enjoy working collaboratively with others, enjoy working closely with students, and have an interest in being innovative in physical therapy education are encouraged to apply. Start date is January 2024. The School of Education and Health Sciences offers an array of undergraduate and graduate health professions programs including Nutrition Science, Health Science, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy), Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies in a collaborative and interprofessional environment.
Program highlights include:
A program mission that focuses on supporting learners on their journey to becoming excellent clinicians, educators, scholars, and leaders dedicated to serving society as movement system experts.
A program dedication to living the values of integrity, excellence, and balance through education, clinical practice, community engagement, leadership, and scholarship.
Located in a new, contemporary, interdisciplinary building that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, research, and simulation spaces.
Utilization of innovative pedagogical ideas integrated with technology to deliver a curriculum built on a liberal arts and movement science foundation.
The position is a 12-month position with eligibility for competitive salaries and benefits.
The successful applicant is required to have completed a DPT (entry-level or transitional/post-professional) from an accredited institution; be a licensed physical therapist in the state of Illinois or be eligible for and have intent to obtain physical therapist licensure in Illinois; have a minimum of two years of full-time clinical experience, have the ability to function well within a collegial and collaborative environment; have the ability to live by and role model the mission, vision, values, and commitment of the North Central College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program; and have evidence of contemporary expertise and clinical experience in more than one content area taught within physical therapy curriculum. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students.
North Central College values diversity, equity and inclusion and strongly encourages candidates who would enrich the diversity of the campus community to apply. Experience working with diverse student populations and communities is highly desirable.
Founded in 1861, North Central College is a nationally recognized institution of about 3000 students, located in Naperville, IL, a thriving suburb just west of Chicago. North Central College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The College has expanded its clinical professional programs, including occupational therapy, Athletic Training, and Physician Assistant Studies. Completed in 2021, the Myron D. Wentz Center Health Sciences and Engineering houses state of the art simulation, classroom, interprofessional education, and research spaces designed for the health sciences. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit: http://www.noctrl.edu. North Central College is an EEO Employer.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references in an electronic format to https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/academic-affairs/prospective-and-incoming-faculty. For further information, contact Sara Scholtes, PT, DPT, PhD, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Illinois physical therapist licensure or eligibility and intention to obtain physical therapist licensure in the state of Illinois
A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience (or equivalent) as a licensed physical therapist in the United States.
Clinical experience in more than one area of physical therapy practice (e.g., outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics, acute care, neurorehabilitation, etc.)
North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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