Non-Tenure Stream Faculty Position -- Department of Physical Therapy
1. Brief statement of duties and responsibilities:
The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh, which is ranked number 1 in the US News and World Report, is currently recruiting a faculty member who is committed to excellence in teaching and research for a full-time 12-month non-tenure stream position. The Department is housed in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), one of the six Schools of Health Sciences. We offer entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), postprofessional Master of Science and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences degrees as well as a dual DPT and PhD in bioengineering (DPT-PhD) degree, We are also actively planning a hybrid entry level DPT program.
For this position, we are seeking an individual with strong clinical background in musculoskeletal physical therapy, particularly in orthopaedic and sports related injuries of the knee and lower extremity. The applicant will participate in teaching in the Doctor of Physical Therapy and post-professional Master of Science programs, focusing primarily kinesiology and the lower extremity units of the musculoskeletal sequence. The candidate will be involved in ongoing curriculum implementation and evaluation. The candidate is also expected to take full advantage of research opportunities provided by the Department's strong and long-standing partnership with Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which is a world-class academic medical center in Pittsburgh. In collaboration with faculty from the Departments of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery, the candidate is expected to contribute to and lead an active research agenda related to surgical and nonsurgical treatment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic sports medicine injuries affecting the knee and lower extremity. The individual is expected to serve as a key member of the research team (co-investigator, co-principal investigator, principal investigator) for competitive funding applications to support orthopaedic sports medicine research. In addition to effective teaching and productive scholarship, the candidate will provide service to the University, profession and community. Our faculty is committed to working in a collegial environment that values scholarship and professional service.
2. Minimum objective qualifications; other desirable qualifications:
Requirements for the position include:
Earned PhD degree in a rehabilitation-related discipline;
Licensed as physical therapist or eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania; and Relevant experience in teaching and clinical research.
A minimum of 3 years of clinical and teaching experience is preferred. OCS certification is desired. Experience working on and leading clinical research related to surgical and nonsurgical treatment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic sports medicine injuries affecting the knee and lower extremity is also desired. Preference will be given to candidates with a research agenda synergistic with current faculty interests and potential for securing extramural funding. We seek outstanding individuals with a strong commitment to collaborative teaching and research. The ability to work with a highly productive team is critical to the success of this position.
3. Rank and/or title; salary range or minimum:
This is an open rank appointment. The academic rank and salary are competitive and will be commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.
7.Name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact:
To apply, send a cover letter including a statement of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Caryn Loehr, Financial Administrator, Department of Physical Therapy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please direct specific inquiries to Sara Piva, PT, PhD, ( email@example.com ), Chair of the Search Committee. Recruitment and review of applications will continue with full consideration until the position is filled.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Application Process: please refer to job description.
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)
Optional Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 19006346
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.