Assistant/Associate Professor - Physical Therapy - Summer 2017

Dahlonega, GA
Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant/Associate Professor - Physical Therapy - Summer 2017

Position Number: 53000204

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The University of North Georgia seeks applications for a 12-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with credentials, to join an innovative and interdisciplinary faculty in a rapidly expanding Physical Therapy Department; a unit of the College of Health Sciences & Professions. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Located on the historic Dahlonega campus, the department offers the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree; accepting thirty new students each year. The Department houses several clinical laboratories and two recently established research labs: The Neurology Laboratory and the Movement Science Laboratory. The research laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, including motion capture and virtual reality systems, wireless electromyography, force platforms, miniature force sensors and a NeuroCom SMART Equitest balance system. There are eleven highly qualified faculty members, many with clinical specializations and inter-professional research experience. Furthermore, the PT Department at UNG has partnered with Georgia Tech to host a Creating Rehab Engineering and Assistive Technology Experiences (cREATe) program. This unique collaborative initiative designs innovative and assistive technologies to address patients' needs and advance rehabilitation practice.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate will lead the departmental efforts to expand an ongoing collaboration with Georgia Tech.
  • The candidate will be expected to contribute to disseminating research activity by means of the inventions, patents, and technology transfer. Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and conduct an active research agenda and publish in high quality, peer reviewed journals.
  • Additional responsibilities include acquiring external funding, mentoring physical therapy and engineering students, participating in multi-professional and translational collaborations, and committee service at departmental, college, and/or university levels.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent hands-on engineering experience, strong oral and written communication skills are also expected.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • The qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Anatomy and or Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a Biomechanics or related technology field. Postdoctoral research and teaching experience is highly desirable.
  • An established track record in research and demonstrated ability to publish in high quality peer reviewed journals is required.
  • Successful applicants should have a record of submitting proposals for internal or external funding, and have the ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team that includes clinical investigators, basic researchers and engineers.
  • Ability to teach in the areas of anatomy and/or tissue biomechanics is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have clinical experience working with patients and prior experience in technology transfer from an academic setting.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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