University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Prosthetics and Orthotics Program
The Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) Educational Program Director will be responsible for the administration, education and research of the P&O Program. This includes, but is not limited to, program/curriculum development, evaluation and accreditation, clinical education, student recruitment, policies and procedures specific to the P&O educational program, P&O staff/faculty development, and strategic planning and execution in the P&O program. The Program Director will serve as the primary representative of the Program to the Department, the P&O profession, and the general public. In addition to fulfilling the duties of the Program Director, the incumbent will teach and mentor students in the P&O program, and depending on their qualifications and experience, will participate in or lead scholarly and/or clinical activity.
The Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST) within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has strong academic, clinical and research programs in technology for people with disabilities, assistive technology policy, outcomes research, technology design/development, technology transfer, and the assessment of technology and services. The Department is currently home to research centers focused on Performance Standards in Wheelchair Selection, Technology Transfer, and International Development in the Wheelchair Sector, and a range of other sponsored research projects including in P&O. In addition, the faculty have past or ongoing funding from several government agencies and foundations who support rehabilitation research, including the NIH, DOD, VA, NIDILRR, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.
RST Department also has a strong clinical service program centered about our Center for Assistive Technology, which is a collaboration with UPMC ( https://www.upmc.com/services/rehab/rehab-institute/services/cat ) and Pitt's department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
RST faculty members conduct research, are active in the profession and the university, and teach courses and mentor students at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral and post-doctoral level. RST currently offers master's degrees in rehabilitation technology, prosthetics and orthotics; and the doctorate in rehabilitation science.
Minimum requirements for the position are set by the P&O accrediting body (CAAHEP) and include the following:
Possess a minimum of a master's degree;
Be an ABC Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO) or have an equivalent ISPO recognized Category I PO credential; or hold a professional license as is required by the state in which he/she is employed
Have a minimum of five years of teaching, clinical and administrative experience in a profession related to orthotics and prosthetics.
Additional requirements are related to the rank that the candidate is requesting. For instance, a candidate engaged in scholarly work should have a PhD in a related field and demonstrate evidence of and/or potential for productivity in Scholarly Activity, as shown through publications, research grants, and presentations.
Involvement in professional orthotics and prosthetics organizations, as a committee member, committee chair, or office holder by each applicant.
Diversity: The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from minorities, the handicapped and other categories of underrepresented persons. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
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Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)
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Internal Number: 19007994
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.