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.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.