The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications from qualified candidates to join our faculty in an open rank, full-time, 12-month tenure track position. Ideal candidates will have evidence of teaching experience and content expertise in one of the following the areas: neurologic physical therapy (adult or pediatrics), cardiopulmonary physical therapy, acute care/medically complex patients, biomechanics/kinesiology, electrotherapeutic or thermal modalities or other physical therapy related fields. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, student advisement, and University and professional service. The candidate that fills this position will be expected to disseminate original research and help mentor students (DPT, PhD) and teaching faculty in research projects.
- Earned DPT degree or academic doctorate in a related field
- University or clinical teaching experience
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Defined research agenda with a history of peer-reviewed scholarly products
- PhD in physical therapy related field
- History of peer-reviewed presentations and extramural funding
- Evidence of academic teaching experience at the university level
- Experience/expertise in teaching needed content areas in the Department
- Current physical therapy license and/or eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee
- Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience
- Evidence of leadership in a professional organization at a state or national level
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position will be available beginning July 1, 2020.
Qualified individuals should submit a complete curriculum vitae and letter of interest that outlines their qualifications and credentials, teaching experience and accomplishments and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three professional references. References will not be contacted immediately. Applicants will be informed if/when references will be contacted. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.
Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kim Carter, at email@example.com .
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The Department of Physical Therapy
The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy ( http://www.uthsc.edu/health-professions/physical-therapy/index.php ) is to serve the public with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region by preparing qualified practitioners and engaging in clinical care, service, and research. UTHSC DPT prepares outstanding clinicians, as seen in excellent employment and National Physical Therapy Examination passing rates. Faculty are experts in their field, and all contribute to the mission of the Department. The Department has enacted a Strategic Plan to improve scholarly and clinical achievements, including the development of the Human Performance Clinical and Research Laboratory. The Department also houses the Movement Science Laboratory and has affiliated faculty in the UTHSC Neuroscience Institute and Department of Preventive Medicine and others that study in the Muscle Biology and Sarcopenia Laboratory and Integrative Muscle Biology Laboratory. Clinical opportunities are also available in the Department's clinical practice or through community organizations.
The College of Health Professions
The College serves as an administrative home for allied health programs offered through the Departments of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Existing research laboratories in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences within the College of Health Professions include the Muscle Biology and Sarcopenia Laboratory directed by Dr. Stephen Alway, the Muscle and Neural Laboratory directed by Dr. Junaith Mohamed, the Integrative Muscle Biology Laboratory directed by Dr. James Carson, the Human Performance Clinical and Research Lab directed by Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, and the Movement Science Laboratory directed by Dr. Kunal Singhal.
The Health Sciences Center
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Memphis campus ( https://www.uthsc.edu/about/ ) comprises six colleges - Health Professions, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The Memphis Core Teaching Hospitals include St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Methodist Healthcare, Regional One Health, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Memphis VA Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital. UTHSC has a long and rich tradition of accomplishments in basic, clinical and translational research in a wide variety of disciplines focused on the health issues that impact our community, our region, the state of Tennessee and the world. UTHSC investigators are supported by both government grants and private funding. The Cancer Center Building opened in 2007 and is the Mid-South's only adult cancer research facility, housing 32 research laboratories and more than 65 scientists. The 140,000-square foot Translational Science Research Building opened in 2016 which currently houses ~ 40 investigators who are focused on cardiovascular and related diseases. Planning is underway to develop an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center. In fiscal 2018, UTHSC generated ~$85 million in sponsored programs, including NIH and grants from private foundations. See https://www.uthsc.edu/research/ for more information. The UT system has a combined student enrollment of more than 49,000 students, over 360,000 living alumni, and a total endowment that tops $1 billion.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a v ibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Physical Therapy
Job Posting Jan 23, 2020, 4:42:48 PM
Internal Number: 200000003T
About UT Health Science Center
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.