Midwestern University Assistant Professor/Co-Director of Clinical Education in Downers Grove, Illinois


Position Description: The Midwestern University (MWU) Physical Therapy Program is seeking an individual to join the faculty of an established DPT program as a Faculty member/Co-director of Clinical Education. Applications are invited for a 12-month full-time, tenure track physical therapy faculty position. Rank, salary and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications for Faculty/Co-Director of Clinical Education: Faculty responsibilities include assisting the current Co-Director of Clinical Education in developing, planning, monitoring and evaluating all aspects of the clinical education component of the physical therapy curriculum. Additional responsibilities include teaching in an applicant’s area of interest, scholarly activity, university/professional service, curriculum evaluation and student mentoring. A DPT or post-professional doctoral degree is required. Individuals in the process of completing a post-professional doctoral degree program, with an APTA board certification in a specialty area would be considered. Applicants must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in Illinois, have at least 3 years of clinical experience, and a record of supervising students in the clinic. The applicant should have strong communication, organization, problem solving and mentoring skills. Interested applicants must be willing to travel.

The Physical Therapy Program offers students a well-designed curriculum, enabling graduates to effectively and successfully meet the demands of working in today’s health care community. Students and faculty form a partnership in learning, developing skills necessary for life-long learning. The program also provides opportunities for students from a variety of health care professions to work together and build collaborative relationships. The faculty members bring with them a wealth of experiences in physical therapy, and with the support of the clinical community, provide students with a dynamic, state-of-the-art professional education.

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in the education of professionals who will meet the health care and service needs of the community in a wide range of academic and practice settings. The CHS programs in Illinois include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, physician assistant, biomedical science, and clinical psychology.

MWU is an independent institution of higher education committed to the graduate education of health care professionals. The Illinois campus also includes the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, and the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois. MWU is located in Downers Grove IL on a beautiful, spacious 105-acre campus 25 miles west of Chicago. MWU is conveniently located near multiple interstate highways and public transportations systems allowing easy access.

Interested applicants should include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and CV. If you have questions, please contact Donna Cech, PT, DHS, PCS (Program Director) at 630-515-7221/dcechx@midwestern.edu or Deborah Anderson, PT, EdD, PCS (Associate Program Director) at 630-515-7281/dander@midwestern.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



Doctorate or better

Posted: July 19, 2016