Physical Therapy - Orthopedics
(Twelve month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor)
The Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University invites applications for a twelve month, full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. CMU offers the doctoral degree program in Physical Therapy (DPT) through its School of Rehabilitation and Medical Science within The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow of College of Health Professions. Faculty in Physical Therapy have access to a biomechanics laboratory, a Neurocom Balance-Master unit, movement analysis, motion capturing equipment, rotary chair and a functional assessment laboratory. The BRAIN (Brain Research in Neuroscience) Center facilities would also be available for appropriate research activities. Appointment begins August 2015 or as negotiated. Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive benefits package and research support is available.
Required: Earned Doctorate of Philosophy (or equivalent degree) in health field or related degree (ABDs in the final stages of doctorate will also be considered); demonstrated clinical experience; successful college teaching; and must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in Michigan.
Preferred: An individual with certifications in orthopedics, manual therapy or sports physical therapy; experience or demonstrated interest in securing extramural grants and contracts; demonstrated research agenda based on published works and/or external funding; evidence of involvement with professional associations; and demonstrated leadership skills.
Desirable: Proficiency in use of technology; demonstrated commitment to diversity; and effective oral/written communication skills.
Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, student advising, university service and participate in graduate research.
Teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities include both classroom and laboratory instruction with emphasis on orthopedic rehabilitation.
Research. Conducting research and scholarly endeavors that leads to securing extramural funding to support an ongoing research agenda; directing graduate research.
Advising and Service. Involvement in campus and community service; advising graduate students.
Clinical Practice. There are opportunities to remain clinically active through participation in the pro bono PT Clinic in a supervising role or as a practicing clinician in the clinical wing of the Health Professions Building (The Carls Center).
Central Michigan University was established in 1892 and is among the nation’s 100 largest public universities. As a tier-one university, CMU serves nearly 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus. It also enrolls more than 7,000 students and working adults online and at 50 out-of-state locations.
CMU delivers a superior educational experience for students that is built on close relationships with faculty and staff, hands-on learning including undergraduate research, an emphasis on leadership and volunteerism, and a global perspective.
With a $440 million budget, CMU offers more than 200 academic programs from the undergraduate to doctoral levels. Premier programs include the sciences, business, accounting, health professions, communications, teacher preparation, educational leadership, engineering, neuroscience, psychology, apparel merchandising design, music, and political science. CMU in 2013 launched the nation’s 137th College of Medicine.
CMU offers top NCAA Division I athletics. The university is located in a classic college community in the heart of lower Michigan, where residents find active outdoor features, family attractions and Midwestern life in a vibrant university culture.
The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions consists of four academic units (Physical Education and Sport, Communication Disorders, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Science). It offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in audiology, communication disorders, community health education, health services administration, school health education, physical therapy, physician assistant, exercise science, substance abuse prevention, health promotion, speech-language pathology, physical education, athletic training, athletic coaching and sport management, delivered by 100+ faculty/staff. CMU's website is http://www.cmich.edu. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions website is http://www.chp.cmich.edu.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Starting date of the position will be August 2015 or as negotiated. Applications must be submitted through an on-line process beginning at: www.jobs.cmich.edu. Electronically attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching ability, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, copy of academic transcripts, and a list of three professional references, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. J. Tim Zipple (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CMU is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunities to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. (see http://www.cmich.edu/aaeo).