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Only 1 Week to Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

Announcing a new post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center funded jointly with the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. This postdoctoral fellowship will be focused on applied experience with large pragmatic trials and supporting the analysis of registry and trial data, particularly in regard to spine surgery and associated outcomes. The fellowship position is for 2 years (contingent on funding and satisfactory performance).

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. 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 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 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 and

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)

Dr. Coley, the Program Chair and other member of the Search Committee will also be attending CSM 2019 in Washington, DC (January 23-26, 2019)
and would be available to discuss this position with you.

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