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Chair & Associate Professor/Professor; School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

University of Montana, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation ScienceR1 academic institution and research center
Missoula, MT
Posted September 23, 2022
Application Email/URL: https;://

Job Description:  Located in Missoula, Montana, The University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (UMPT) is seeking a leader to serve as the School's Chair for its Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This is a 10-month, tenure-track faculty position. The School houses an onsite Physical Therapy Clinic and active, extramurally-funded research programs that includes the Community Ambulation, Mobility and Participation (CAMP) Laboratory, the Design-Physio Laboratory, and the Movement Science Laboratory. Our Doctorate Program in Physical Therapy is a fully CAPTE-accredited 2.75-year entry-level program with 36 students per class. The Program is comprised of 12 full-time faculty and an established adjunct faculty. For more information contact: Ryan L. Mizner, PT, PhD; Email: [email protected]; Phone- 406-243-5183. How to Apply: visit for more details including qualifications and submission requirements.
Job Type: Full Time  Job Category: Administrator  Website: https;://  
Contact Email Address: [email protected]

Full-time Faculty Position at the University of Southern California

University of Southern California Biokinesiology and PT - Motor Development Lab
Los Angeles CA
Posted September 15, 2022
Application Email/URL: [email protected]

Job Description:
The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level. The faculty member is expected to establish an independent and extramurally funded research program of outstanding quality in an area closely related to biokinesiology. The focus of biokinesiology is understanding the biological bases of both healthy and disordered human movement; this includes how the human body adapts to growth and experience as well as to injury, disease, and aging within our society and health care systems. In addition to research, the faculty member will be expected to teach in the Doctor of Physical Therapy and/or PhD programs and to contribute to faculty and University governance. The Division has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and service. In the last two years, our faculty, staff, and students have committed to becoming an anti-racist organization ( We therefore are determined to attract a diverse group of excellent candidates to be considered for the position. Although our search is broad, the Division has special needs in several key areas: musculoskeletal biomechanics, exercise science, chronic pain, geriatrics, and health systems research. Candidates may have backgrounds in general areas of biomechanics, computer science, engineering, exercise science, gerontology, neuroscience, motor development, or physical therapy clinical science including health services outcomes. A major objective of the Division is to develop a strong association between basic and clinical research, and to build collaborative and interdisciplinary research programs that complement the research strengths of the Division and University at large. The University strongly encourages interdisciplinary research arrangements. An earned post-professional doctoral degree is required. For early-stage investigators, a promising publication record and post-doctoral research experience are essential. For mid-career candidates, evidence of prior research funding, teaching aptitude, and graduate student advising is expected. Eligibility for physical therapy licensure in California is preferred, although not required. The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at USC has a well-established 77-year history of teaching excellence and research innovation and impact. This includes the highly ranked DPT program and a PhD program in biokinesiology that has been graduating outstanding researchers for 40 years. The Division’s faculty is comprised of basic scientists, applied researchers, and master clinicians working in close partnership with community practitioners. The faculty clinical practices operate in acute care and outpatient settings at Keck Medical Center of USC, as well as in a network of private practices. Teaching facilities are modern and include spacious teaching laboratories, and two state-of-the art lecture halls. Faculty research facilities include motion analysis, exercise science, neuroscience, motor behavior and motor development laboratories and a dedicated clinical research center. The Division, which is administratively housed within the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, is located on USC’s Health Sciences Campus, and enjoys collaborative relationships with the other disciplines of the academic health center including medicine, occupational science and occupational therapy, pharmacy, speech pathology and preventive medicine. Keck Hospital of USC, the LA County + USC Medical Center, the USC Norris Cancer Hospital, the USC Arcadia and Verdugo Hills Hospitals, as well as Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles are also part of the campus community. Our faculty have strong collaborative relationships with academic programs located on USC’s nearby University Park Campus including the Viterbi School of Engineering, School of Gerontology, Iovine and Young Academy for Art, Technology and Business of Innovation and various Departments in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Additionally, the Division has a long history of collaboration with the Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center. The Division has more than 500 students engaged in graduate study in the PhD and MS programs in Biokinesiology, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, or clinical residencies in orthopedic, neurologic, sports oncology or pediatric physical therapy. Our Division leads and is affiliated with large externally funded research centers of local, national, and international scope. Salary and rank will be based on qualifications and experience. The university provides an excellent benefits package. Initial consideration of applications will begin November 1, 2022. The position will be available Fall 2023. Candidates should send letter of interest, research statement, and curriculum vitae to: Kornelia Kulig, PhD, PT, FAPTA Chair, Biokinesiology Search Committee Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy University of Southern California 1540 East Alcazar Street, CHP 155 Email: [email protected] Information about the Division can be obtained at: The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity. Women and members of unrepresented minorities in science are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full Time  Job Category:Faculty
Website:   Twitter Handle:@USCBKNPT  Contact Email Address: [email protected]

Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, multiple openings

Flagstaff, AZ
Posted August 2, 2022
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, multiple openings, Flagstaff, AZ Location: Physical Thrpy & Athletic Trng Regular/Temporary: Regular Job ID: 606378 Full/Part Time: Full-Time Workplace Culture NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence. Special Information The Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Northern Arizona University (NAU) is currently seeking applications for two tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The positions are 9-month appointments in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) on the Flagstaff Mountain Campus that are available to begin as soon as the Fall 2022 semester. Job Description Two tenure track faculty members at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor are being sought for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program on the Flagstaff Mountain Campus. Responsibilities for these positions include teaching, scholarship, and service. Faculty for each of these appointments are expected to teach in the entry-level DPT Program, sustain an independent research agenda, and actively participate in service opportunities in connection with the department, CHHS, the University, and local community. Successful candidates may seek out opportunities to participate in the Interdisciplinary Health PhD program, a joint effort between CHHS and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). Collaborations within CHHS and across campus are possible and encouraged. Successful applicants will demonstrate the skills and commitment necessary to develop an extramurally funded research program. Candidates will also be expected to participate in curriculum development (including online/distance education), student advisement, and service to the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. Minimum Qualifications • Academic doctorate degree (PhD, EdD, DSc) in a health-related field (e.g., physical therapy, rehabilitation science, neuroscience, public health, rural health, population health disparities) or in education from an accredited institution. • Candidates nearing completion of the academic doctorate (ABD) may be considered. Completion of the academic doctorate is required by January 2024. The faculty appointment for those who have not completed their doctorate will be as an Instructor at a lower salary. Title and pay will be adjusted at the start of the semester following the date of degree conferral. The tenure and promotion review clock will be delayed in alignment with the title change. • Experience in the development, implementation, and dissemination of research projects Preferred Qualifications For rank of Assistant Professor: • Demonstrated commitment to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds • Experience working in rural health and/or community-based health settings • Licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Arizona • 2 years or more of clinical physical therapy experience • Evidence of successful teaching in higher education • Evidence of independent and/or collaborative research productivity • Experience with grant writing, including applying for extramural funding For rank of Associate Professor (those listed for Assistant Professor, and): • Previous faculty appointment in an academic department in accredited institution of higher education, with a minimum of 5 years at the rank of Assistant Professor • Experience developing and implementing rural/community based health programs • Experience with online/distance education • A record of successful extramural grant funding • A strong record of peer-reviewed publications • Recognition of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and/or service General Information Northern Arizona University has two Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, one on the main campus in Flagstaff and the other on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC). The Physical Therapy educational program is housed within the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training and enjoys a long, rich history of excellence in both scholarly activity and the clinical education of physical therapists. The program's research activities include human locomotion, balance and posture, and health and wellness. In addition, we have active collaborations with Athletic Training, Mechanical Engineering, the Center of Health Equity Research, Center for Bioengineering Innovation, and Biology. As a part of their service, PT faculty can assist at a Dept. run pro bono clinic. Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl. COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit Background Information Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff. Salary Commensurate with experience and rank. Benefits This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on July 22, 2022. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606378, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page. Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a 1-page statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) initiatives; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply. To apply, visit Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved.
Job Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Faculty
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Company:  Northern Arizona University

Gator NeuroScholars Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applications are now open for the McKnight Brain Institute’s new enhanced postdoctoral fellowship program: Gator NeuroScholars. This unique opportunity is intended to accelerate academic research careers in the neurosciences. Up to four postdoctoral associates will be awarded a highly competitive stipend ($60,000-65,000, plus benefits) for up to three years, with additional funds to support travel and computing needs. Support may also be available to offset special circumstances. In Year 2, Gator NeuroScholars will be eligible for up to $25,000 of research support to collect preliminary data for a career development application (e.g., K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award). Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, disadvantaged or underserved backgrounds, and/or with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply, as the MBI believes that trainees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences bring unique perspectives, creativity and talents to address complex challenges in neuroscience. Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2022. See link below for more information and to apply.
Job Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Post Doctoral Researcher
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Company:  University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute