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Emory & Henry College

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Physical Therapy

Emory & Henry College invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track/tenured or clinical faculty position in our DPT program. The position is a full-time, 12-month appointment with a preferred start date of July 1, 2019.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with expertise in the area of musculoskeletal impairments with an interest in spine. Development and coordination of an orthopedic and/or sports clinical residency program can also be a component of this faculty position. Primary responsibilities will include teaching, research, mentorship of DPT students, and participation in Departmental, School and College service activities. 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 and exercise science. The School of Health Sciences is located in Marion, Virginia, which is 20 miles north of the main E&H campus. 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. These entities provide clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty.

The Physical Therapy Program at Emory & Henry College received accreditation in May of 2018 from The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

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, three letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research statement summarizing the candidates’ scholarship. All application materials should be submitted http://apply.interfolio.com/56368 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Information about the College and the DPT Program can be found at www.ehc.edu and www.ehc.edu/academics/programs/graduate-programs/doctor-physical-therapy-program/

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
ecoley@ehc.edu / 276-944-6146 (office)


Positions located in the following locations:

  • Cannon AFB, New Mexico
  • Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • Camp Lejeune, NC
  • Fort Bragg, NC
  • Fort Benning, GA
  • Homestead, Florida
  • MacDill AFB, Florida

The Physical Therapist will provide evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. They are licensed independent practitioners and credentialed as direct care providers in specific military HP settings.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and treat patients with or without referrals.
  • Refer patients to other POTFF staff members as needed.
  • Provide and perform the following services in support of POTFF’s HP program for SOF personnel, with the priority on SOF Operators and Direct Combat Support personnel: Provide musculoskeletal injury care, utilizing approved supplemental clinical privileges including the ordering of imaging studies, laboratory tests, basic pharmaceuticals, and referrals to specialty providers, with consistent, appropriate, and required documentation.
  • If directed by HP Program Manager and/or Coordinator, directly supervise the PT Tech, PT Assistant, and/or Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) within their scope of practice.
  • Participate in periodic meetings with HP and POTFF for reasons such as, but not limited to, reviewing care provided to patients. Identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Serve as an advisor to the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator in matters related to injury prevention, Sports Medicine (SM), and rehabilitation.
  • Serve as an advisor to the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator for administrative matters, purchasing of supplies and equipment, and supplemental fiscal requests.
  • Conduct equipment, product, and literature reviews to ensure the HP program stays current with the provision of care.
  • Provide input for the development and utilization of required databases.
  • Conduct peer (record) reviews for the HP Staff as directed.
  • Assists the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator in developing and updating criteria-based job descriptions and performance standards.
  • Assist the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator in developing and maintaining clinical practice guidelines to ensure consistency of care across all HP Training Centers (HPTCs) and associated facilities.
  • Assist with the preparation of short and long-term fiscal plans.
  • Submits input to the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator.
  • Document care in the Military’s Electronic Health Record (i.e., AHLTA, GENESIS, etc.) and/or the HP Enterprise-wide database (i.e., SPEAR), as directed by HP program Manager and/or Coordinator and required by USSOCOM HQ and its POTFF staff.
  • Attend and participate in meetings with other POTFF staff members and medical providers as requested and/or required.

Education/Experience:

  •  Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.
  • Certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) as either an OCS or SCS, or certification through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) as a certified athletic trainer (ATC).
  • Additional credentials such as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
  • Maintain credentialing requirements in good standing at the local MTF.
  • Capable of meeting physical demands of training with SOF including the ability to hike over rough terrain, function in austere environments, and observe SOF training evolutions.
  • May be required to assist with strength and conditioning testing and training protocols and lift and manipulate loads or weights up to 25 kilograms.
  • Minimum of 5 years or more of demonstrable, accumulated experience (continuous and sustained experience preferred) of performing manual therapy in the sports medicine field with individual athletes and groups of athletes at the levels of NCAA Division I, Olympic, professional, and/or SOF Operators in the accompanying, respective settings.

Required Skills/Training:  

  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Desired Education, Experience, Skills or Training:

  • Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy.
  • Prior military and/or SOF experience.

Standard Company Requirements:

  • Position requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status.
  • Perform other assignments and duties, as required.

Submit applications to: donna.smith@us.kbr.com

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


University of Michigan-Flint
College of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

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 approximately 8,000 commuting and residential students consisting of 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.

Faculty Position

The University of Michigan-Flint Physical Therapy Department is seeking applications for a 12-month faculty position as an associate/assistant professor (tenure track position) 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 (t-DPT) and/or PhD in Physical Therapy. Rank is commensurate with experience and academic credentials.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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, DSc, EdD, etc.)
  • 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 (presentations and manuscripts)
  • Record of grant funding (preferred)
  • Record of mentoring students in research
  • Preferred record of mentoring PhD students in research
  • Record of involvement in professional activities.

To be considered for this position, candidates must attach a letter of application as the first page of the curriculum vitae and upload to careers.umich.edu Job ID #164854. The letter of application should address specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to the position.

For additional information, contact the individual listed below.

Karen Berg, PT, DPT
Search Committee Chair
University of Michigan-Flint
College of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy Department
2157 WSW, 303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502
karberg@umflint.edu
Department Phone: 810-762-3373

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

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