Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Therapy

Lexington, KY
Feb 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Kentucky Division of Physical Therapy is seeking a doctorally prepared faculty member with strong research interests in neuromuscular and/or motor control domains. Faculty members in this well-established program provide a DPT level professional curriculum and are team members in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program within the UK College of Health Sciences. The UKPT Program is housed in an outstanding facility, with exceptionally equipped clinical and bench research labs, training labs and classrooms.

This tenure track position on the Lexington campus requires an individual with a defined or developing research agenda and demonstrated capabilities. Significant collaborative opportunities in inter-professional and translational research across the life span exist within the UK Medical Center and surrounding communities. A flexible balance of instruction and research with start-up support and appropriate mentorship are provided to facilitate individual faculty focus and maximize productivity and success. Located in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region, Lexington Kentucky is known for its rich history, family friendly environment, and gently rolling hills.

Competitive salaries are commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

To apply, please include the following along with nomination form:

• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Letter of Intent (upload under Cover Letter)
• Contact information for three references (upload under Specific Request 1)

For more information, contact the search committee chair, Lynn English, PT, MSEd, DPT, College of Health Sciences, Division of Physical Therapy, Wethington Building Room 204G, 900 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, or email

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Therapy

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


Required Related Experience

Prefer research experience in neuromuscular and/or motor control domains

Required License/ Registration/Certification

All applicants must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in Kentucky.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents


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