Director of Human Anatomy-Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Behavioral & Health Science
Job Details
Main Campus - North Canton, OH
Faculty (Full-Time)

Walsh University is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and passionate individual who is enthusiastic about the environment found on a private, values based, Catholic liberal arts campus. Walsh University believes in the desirability of a small university that promotes academic excellence, a diverse community and close student-teacher interactions. A commitment to the Judeo Christian tradition, diversity and service learning are critical to the mission of Walsh University.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To teach students and to contribute to providing students a higher education that fosters critical thinking, effective communication, spiritual growth, and personal, professional and cultural development.

DESCRIPTION

Walsh University invites applications for a faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities in human anatomy and neuroscience within the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and anatomy in the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. 

The position will be a 12-month, tenure-eligible faculty appointment with rank commensurate with experience. The faculty member will be instrumental in teaching and advancing the mission and vision of Walsh University and our graduate programs in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. The faculty member will report directly to the Dean, School of Behavioral & Health Sciences. 

Our Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs are housed within the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, which also includes graduate programs in Counseling and Human Development and undergraduate programs in Exercise and Behavioral Sciences. Opportunities exist for collaboration within the School and within the School of Nursing.

We are seeking a dynamic educator who is able work with our team to design and provide an innovative and contemporary curriculum. The ideal candidate will be responsible for coordinating and teaching the anatomy and neuroscience content in the Physical Therapy curriculum and the anatomy content in the Occupational Therapy curriculum. Primary academic responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, and service. Additional teaching will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise, including mentorship of student led evidence based practice projects.  Other responsibilities include program implementation and assessment consistent with accreditation requirements; academic advising; participation in program and university governance; and participating in strategic planning initiatives and implementation.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. The ideal start date will be July 1, 2022. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.  Please include the following: cover letter indicating alignment with the mission of the program/university, CV, educational philosophy, and contact information for 3 references. 

Please address questions to:

Dr. Jaime Paz

Search Committee Chair

2020 East Maple St

North Canton, OH 44720

330-244-4760

jpaz@walsh.edu

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.S. or PhD (or international equivalent) in a field of life science, science education or biomedicine or
  • Professional degree in the biomedical sciences (e.g., MSN, MD, DO, DPT, OT, or international equivalents) or other advanced clinical degree awarded by a nationally accredited institution or other qualifications, such as formal classes or relevant experiences which will be evaluated individually.
  • Develop and teach additional courses in their area of expertise.
  • Strong interest in scholarly activities and production
  • Effective communication and organizational skills.
  • An ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students within the program and across the Institution.

Preferred Requirements:

  • For all candidates
    • Teaching experience, including multiple media, in graduate education in the area of anatomy and neuroscience.
    • A record of scholarly appraisal and productivity and service to the community and/or the profession
  • For Physical Therapists
    • Licensed or eligible for physical therapy licensure in the State of Ohio.
    • An earned terminal academic degree or candidate is in progress.
    • Professional degree (DPT) degree combined with a board specialization
    • A minimum of 5 years of clinical rehabilitation experience
    • Contemporary understanding of clinical evidence in Physical Therapy, Health Sciences, and inter-professional education
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