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ORTHOPAEDIC RESIDENCY DIRECTOR
DIVISION OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=11590 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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