The Department of Rehabilitation Science is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for a tenured or tenure track faculty position. The successful candidate must have a PhD in a discipline related to rehabilitation at the time of hire. In their application, candidates should describe their ongoing and future research plans, and how their research program will provide learning opportunities for graduate students. They should also provide a clear vision for how their research and teaching interests intersect with, build on, and complement existing activities in the department.
Department, School, and University
DEPARTMENT The Department of Rehabilitation Science has a long history of excellence with its clinical education programs in physical and occupational therapy, as well as its PhD program in Rehabilitation Science. For more information, please visit the Department of Rehabilitation Science website. Areas of departmental faculty research include: sensor development for home use in stroke rehabilitation, aging and caregiving, vestibular rehabilitation after brain injury, Interprofessional education research, assistive technology, neuromuscular physiology, spinal cord injury neuromodulation, recovery of motor function and walking, and global health rehabilitation research.
For the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants would be expected to develop a research program, apply for extramural support and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Associate Professor candidates will have an established track record in research with a history of attracting extramural support from foundation and federal agencies.
SCHOOL The university's School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) is one of the only schools in the country to include both public health and health professions, providing faculty and students with unique opportunities for collaboration. For more information on UB SPHHP, please visit our website
UNIVERSITY The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York's largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training. We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UB provides a rich environment for collaborative interdisciplinary research with faculty within the SPHHP, as well as with faculty at other schools located in the Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing), and faculty outside of the Academic Health Center, such as Social Work, Law, Architecture and Planning, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and others.
ENVIRONMENT Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo – the City of Good Neighbors – is undergoing a renaissance with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and affordable cost of living. The Western New York educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people, world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Earned research doctoral degree; research experience with a record of grantmanship and publications in an area related to rehabilitation with potential for collaboration within the department and/or the university
Eligible for Physical Therapy licensure in New York State
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