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Associate Professor or Professor (Prosthetics and Orthotics Program Director)- Rehabilitation Medicine


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Associate Professor or Professor (Prosthetics and Orthotics Program Director)- Rehabilitation Medicine


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Position Description

The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine invites applications for Program Director and Associate Chair, Division of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  This position is a full-time (12-month) tenured faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, dependent on experience and qualifications.  The ideal start date for the position is July 1, 2021.  

The successful applicant will engage in teaching, academic scholarship, and administration in Prosthetics and Orthotics.  The University of Washington, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Division of Prosthetics and Orthotics are strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion as diversity in our students, staff and faculty fosters excellence. As P&O Program Director, the successful applicant should actively cultivate a culture of inclusion and diversity among the community of faculty, staff, and students.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, ranked #5 in US News & World Report, is an interdisciplinary academic and clinical department in the University of Washington School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Center Montlake and Northwest campuses, Harborview Medical Center, VA Hospitals,  and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Department has Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Neuropsychology, and Vocational Rehabilitation units, as well as graduate degree programs. The department holds over $19 million in grants from federal and foundation funding sources. The University of Washington Prosthetics & Orthotics Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE). 

As a UW faculty member, there are many opportunities to teach in areas of expertise, mentor masters and PhD students, mentor post-graduate fellows, engage in research, and develop new degree programs.

Position responsibilities:

The Program Director and Associate Chair is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Division of Prosthetics and Orthotics. These responsibilities include strategic planning, curriculum development, program review and accreditation, faculty development, personnel supervision, budget management, and quality improvement. In addition to administrative leadership responsibilities, this person will be expected to maintain active scholarship and participate in service to the University and Prosthetics and Orthotics profession.  This person should also be supportive of the interprofessional educational efforts in the department.

This position will use strong communication skills to effectively foster collaborations and drive innovation and excellence in the profession. This position will perform duties including curriculum design and evaluation, strategic planning, and managing human and fiscal resources to facilitate ongoing program development.

Qualifications

The Program Director must

(1) Possess a PhD in Prosthetics and Orthotics or related field (or foreign equivalent degree)

(2) Be credentialed in the profession of Orthotics & Prosthetics through a certification program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) 

(3) Have a minimum of five years of teaching, clinical and administrative experience in prosthetics and orthotics.

Candidates must also hold or be eligible for a professional prosthetist and/or orthotist license in the state of Washington.

Instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will start reviewing applications immediately and on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a responsive cover letter that includes statements of teaching, leadership, and research, and four professional references. In addition, all candidates must provide a written description of their personal commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and strategic vision for fostering diversity in P&O. 

 

For questions about the position, contact Dr. Friedly, Search Committee Chair, by email: ahrrehab@uw.edu

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