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Physical Therapy
University of Toronto

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto invites applications for a Teaching Stream academic appointment in the musculoskeletal area of the Master of Science (MScPT) Physical Therapy professional program. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a field that is applicable to Physical Therapy by the date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter, and be a licensed physical therapist who holds, or is eligible for, licensure with the College of Physiotherapists in Ontario. Candidates must have expertise and considerable clinical experience (at least 5 years) in musculoskeletal physical therapy practice. Teaching will primarily be in the MScPT professional program.

The successful candidate should have proven scholarly accomplishments, demonstrated by publications in top tier and discipline related peer-reviewed journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Of equal importance is evidence of an ongoing commitment to pedagogical enquiry and teaching innovation. The successful candidate should have an established record of excellence in teaching and pedagogy at the university level, as shown through teaching evaluations and a strong teaching dossier which would include a statement of teaching philosophy, career goals, experience as a course instructor, and a record of excellence in teaching in both small and large enrolment classes, curriculum development and mentoring learners.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The full posting including application submission guidelines can be found at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1702482&lang=en

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Rehabilitation Sciences Building. 500 University Ave., Room 160, Toronto, ON M5G 1V7
Tel: +1 416 946-8641 -- Fax: +1 416 946-8562 www.physicaltherapy.utoronto.ca


Virginia Commonwealth University

A full-time, tenure track faculty position is available for a physical therapist with expertise in musculoskeletal physical therapy.

Responsibilities: Develop a scholarly research program, mentor professional and post-professional graduate students and teach musculoskeletal physical therapy content in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Additional responsibilities include teaching in post-professional graduate programs in areas of expertise and involvement in professional and university service.

Required Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program. Eligible for licensure to practice physical therapy in Virginia. Earned PhD or equivalent research doctoral degree. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. For positions at the Assistant Professor level candidates will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. For positions at the Associate/Professor level, the candidate will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.

Preferred Qualifications: An established research agenda with a programmatic publication record and NIH or equivalent external funding. Three or more years of teaching experience in a physical therapy program. Clinical expertise in Musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

The position is available August 1, 2018.

Interested candidates should apply online https://www.vcujobs.com/ and submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining the candidate’s interest in the position, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

VCU is an urban, research 1 extensive institution with a richly diverse university community and commitment to multicultural activities. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action University providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.

Dr. Thomas Mayhew, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, will be attending CSM in 2018, and would like to meet with any interested parties during this meeting. He can be contacted at: tpmayhew@vcu.edu

For more information about the department and the faculty, please visit our web site (http://sahp.vcu.edu/departments/pt/). Interested individuals should contact
Thomas Mayhew, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Physical Therapy
Box 980224
Richmond VA 23298-0224
Telephone: 804-628-0234 Fax: 804-828-8111 e-mail: tpmayhew@vcu.edu


University of Michigan – Flint

The University of Michigan-Flint is a regional institution in a revitalized urban setting located along the riverfront in downtown Flint. One of three campuses of the University of Michigan, we serve commuting and residential undergraduate and graduate students and offer over 100 undergraduate and over 38 graduate and post-graduate degrees. The UM-Flint campus is known for quality education, low faculty-to-student ratios, and its collegial environment. Please consider joining our growing faculty of educators in an innovative educational enterprise. We are seeking a creative, forward thinking faculty who envisions the future of physical therapy education in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

The University of Michigan-Flint Physical Therapy Department is seeking applications for a 12-month faculty position as a tenure track associate professor with expertise in musculoskeletal physical therapy. This faculty member could potentially teach in the Professional (entry-level) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) and/or PhD in Physical Therapy. Rank is commensurate with experience and academic credentials.

  • Candidate must be licensed or regulated in a United States jurisdiction as a physical therapist.
  • Graduate of CAPTE (or its equivalent) Accredited Professional Preparation Program in Physical Therapy.
  • Academic Doctoral Degree (PhD)
  • ABPTS specialization in orthopedics is preferred.
  • 3 years cumulative clinical practice (part-time or full-time) in musculoskeletal physical therapy.
  • Teaching experience in an academic higher learning environment.
  • Record of scholarship.
  • Record of involvement in professional activities.
Dr. Karen Berg, Chair of the Search Committee, will be attending CSM in 2018, and would like to meet with any interested parties during this meeting. She can be contacted by cell phone at: (586) 214.8924 or email to karberg@umflint.edu

For additional information contact:

Ellen L. Buchholz, MPA, BBA
Business Administrator
University of Michigan-Flint School of Health Professions and Studies
Physical Therapy Department
2157 WSW, 303 Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502
Department Phone: 810-762-3373

The University of Michigan-Flint is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator Employer


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