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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

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, 2018.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with expertise in the area of musculoskeletal impairments. Also, this position may serve as an Assistant Director of Clinical Education with an emphasis on interprofessional practice and civic engagement activities. 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 Health Sciences campus also includes several community outreach programs including a Falls Prevention Center, an Obesity Research Center, and the Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry. These centers provide clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty.

The DPT program attained Candidacy for Accreditation status from CAPTE in February of 2015. Emory & Henry College enrolled the first cohort of 32 DPT students in August of 2015 with a second cohort that started in August of 2016 and a third in August of 2017. The CAPTE accreditation visit was conducted in late October 2017 with notification of accreditation status expected in early May of 2018.

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 to http://apply.interfolio.com/48545. 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. Julia Castleberry; Chair, DPT Search Committee:

Dr. Jean Irion, PT Chair and DPT Program Director, 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: (251) 463-8962 or jirion@ehc.edu


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