Working Title: Physical Therapy Faculty posistion
Posting Information: The Department of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University invites applications for a 9-month, fixed term position at the level of assistant/associate professor to begin August 1, 2013. A tenure track position is an option for a candidate with an established record of scholarship and academic teaching experience. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.
The successful candidate will have responsibility for teaching upper level clinical reasoning and applied neuroscience courses and assisting with adult neuromuscular physical therapy laboratories within the Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. This person will also assist in development of clinical and educational outreach programs and provide limited direct client care. All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly and service activities consistent with university and accreditation guidelines/requirements. Western Carolina University has adopted the Boyer Model of Scholarship to support its commitment to integrated learning and the scholarship of engagement.
Western Carolina University is a regional comprehensive university within The University of North Carolina system. Teaching is the primary focus for program and extensive support is available for faculty development. The program fosters a student-centered, collaborative learning environment. The university has an optional Carnegie classification as a regionally-engaged institution and service-learning is a hallmark of the program. The diverse faculty values teamwork and a dynamic, positive work environment.
Other noteworthy qualities of the physical therapy program include: strong administrative support and excellent collaborative service and research opportunities with both on-campus programs (e.g., athletic training, communication science disorders, nursing and other health science programs) and regional health care organizations. The program is housed in the recently completed Health and Human Sciences Building with custom designed laboratories and excellent instructional technology resources. New facilities also include a Human Movement Science Laboratory and an inter-professional clinic, which incorporates a specialized Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic.
The university is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant, yet the campus is close to Asheville andwithin easy driving distance of Atlanta, Knoxville, and Charlotte.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Candidates must have a doctoral degree from an appropriately accredited institution, a minimum of three years of clinical experience and be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in North Carolina.
A tenure track position is an option for a candidate with an established record of scholarship and academic teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include: specialist certification, prior teaching responsibilities, recent adult neuromuscular clinical experience, and skills for developing clinical programs.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online at and attach the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references. Hard-copy or email applications will not be considered.
If you have questions or seek additional information, contact Dr. Lori Schrodt, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, 246 Health and Human Sciences Building, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Telephone: 828.227.2379.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For more information about the program and the university, please visit our web site at http://www.wcu.edu/5951.asp.
WCU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution (http://www.wcu.edu/28762.asp ). Final candidates for employment will be subject to criminal background checks. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.
Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.