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Emory & Henry College

Emory & Henry College invites nominations and applications for two tenure-track/tenured or clinical faculty positions in our CAPTE accredited DPT program. The positions are full-time, 12-month appointments with a potential start date as early as August 1, 2019.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with expertise in the area of musculoskeletal impairments/orthopedic conditions. Primary responsibilities will include teaching, research, mentorship of DPT students, and participation in Departmental, School and College service activities. Based on candidate interest and qualifications, these positions may also include administrative responsibilities related to the development and coordination of an orthopedic and/or sports clinical residency program or serving as the Associate Program Chair. Required candidate qualifications include a terminal doctoral degree or progress towards completion of a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DSc) (applicants with a DPT degree will also be considered), eligibility for Virginia physical therapy licensure, evidence of an established or developing scholarly agenda, and previous teaching and clinical experience. Advanced clinical certifications or completion of a clinical residency or fellowship and teaching experience in a CAPTE accredited program are preferred, but not required. Faculty rank, tenure status, and salary will be commensurate with academic qualifications, teaching and research experience, and relevant clinical specialist certifications.

The Department of Physical Therapy is housed within the School of Health Sciences, which also includes programs in occupational therapy, athletic training, physician assistant studies, exercise science and a newly approved RN to BS program. The School of Health Sciences is located in Marion, Virginia, which is 20 miles north of the main E&H campus in Emory, VA. The 14-acre Health Sciences campus includes two newly renovated academic buildings that are designed to promote interprofessional education and faculty collaboration across the School's academic programs. The educational facilities include multiple classrooms and clinical skills labs, a technology enhanced cadaver lab, several research labs, an applied physiology lab, and a clinical simulation lab with both high fidelity manikins and standardized patient exam rooms. The next phase of building renovation in additional parts of the campus buildings started in December of 2018 with anticipated completion in March of 2020. The Health Sciences campus also includes several community outreach programs including a Falls Prevention Center and the Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College. These entities provide clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty.

Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry College is a small, prestigious, nationally-ranked liberal arts college located in the Virginia Highlands. With a collegial, multidisciplinary faculty, strong community ties, and a nationally recognized commitment to civic engagement, Emory & Henry has long been known as one of 44 schools in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives and has a two-time Forbes ranking among the top 25 faculties in the nation.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research statement summarizing the candidates’ scholarship. All application materials should be submitted to: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Information about the College and the DPT Program can be found at

Emory & Henry College is an equal opportunity provider and employer, supports excellence through diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Eric Coley; Chair, DPT Search Committee 276-944-6146 (office)


West Virginia University (WVU) is seeking a clinical faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank to serve as the founding Director of a new Orthopaedic Residency in the Division of Physical Therapy in Morgantown, WV. With the opening of a new faculty practice facility last year, the program is excited to begin offering post-professional education opportunities. This position will contribute to the mission of WVU and the program in Physical Therapy by preparing physical therapy practitioners who have post-professional training and who are prepared to sit for board specialty examination in an advanced practice area of musculoskeletal physical therapy. The Residency director will be responsible for the preparation and initial submission of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRF) accreditation document, including curriculum design and establishment of clinical practice opportunities. The Residency Director must be prepared to provide comprehensive oversight, evaluation and direct feedback of the clinical, academic and professional performance of physical therapy residents. The Director will be responsible for direct individual resident mentorship as well as oversight of other clinical mentorship experiences. In addition to establishment and oversight of the residency, the director will be expected to participate in clinical practice, to provide education and teaching to entry level professional students.

Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:

  • Clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT)
  • Licensed (or eligible) in the state of WV
  • Minimum of five years clinical experience in musculoskeletal physical therapy
  • Board certification as an ABPTS clinical specialist with the Orthopedic Board of Certification Equipped with knowledge and capability to be director or clinical mentor in residency education.
  • All qualifications must be met by the time of the appointment

West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 575-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. Morgantown has 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.

First consideration will be given to applications received by May 1, 2019.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment date is negotiable, but the goal is to have the position filled no later than August 1, 2019. This position may be tenure track or non-tenure track, depending on the qualifications and research expectations of the candidate.

Applicants should apply at: with a cover letter of interest, current CV, and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references.

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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