Program Director & Associate/Full Professor

Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Prg Dir & Aso/Full Prof

Job Description:

The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) at the University of Florida invites qualified individuals to apply for a senior faculty position. This is a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE) tenure track faculty position for a dynamic individual who thrives in a collaborative environment, and interacts effectively with multi-disciplinary faculty, staff, clinicians and trainees. The applicant should have a proven track record in research, including an extramural funding history and strong publication record, as well as a strong history of junior faculty mentorship.

The successful candidate will also provide strategic leadership and vision to the Brooks-PHHP Collaboration. The Brooks-PHHP partnership serves as a contemporary model for interdisciplinary research between an academic center and a rehabilitation centric healthcare system. Therefore, the applicant is expected to have a clinical background and interact effectively with faculty and clinicians from multiple disciplines, staff, and trainees. The director will be the key representative for the collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

UF Department of Physical Therapy: The academic environment at UF is exceptional, with rigorous academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and a large offering of clinical and research seminars and conferences. Department of Physical Therapy faculty are strongly committed to excellence in both research and teaching, and have received numerous national teaching and research awards. The Department offers two educational programs: an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and training in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD). The UF Department of Physical Therapy is a national leader in rehabilitation research, with annual extramural funding exceeding $5M per year, including investigator-initiated NIH grants and both pre- and post-doctoral NIH training grants. Faculty in the Department have established collaborations with multiple UF research centers, including the William and Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute, the VA Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Powell Gene Therapy Center, the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, the Center of Respiratory Research for Rehabilitation, and the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. The Department is aligned with UF Health Shands Hospital and has a strong research partnership with Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville.

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital: Brooks Rehabilitation, based in Jacksonville Florida, is one of the largest independent and not-for-profit rehabilitation-centric providers of post-acute services in Florida. The inpatient hospital houses 160 beds with over 3,100 admissions annually. The Brooks system of care also includes a network of 28 outpatient therapy centers serving approximately 27,000 patients per year, and the region's largest home health agency. Community programs and services are provided, such as the Brooks Neurorehabilitation Day Treatment - specialty outpatient programs to help patients with brain injuries transition from an inpatient setting to their home - and the Brooks Clubhouse - a full-time day program that provides for the long-term recovery needs of individuals who have suffered from an acquired neurological injury. In addition, the NeuroRecovery Center is a state-of-the art-rehabilitation center featuring advanced equipment and technology to benefit individuals with neurological injuries or illnesses.  It is the only facility in northeast Florida that offers such a comprehensive array of equipment and services.

Brooks Rehabilitation Clinical Research Center: The Brooks Rehabilitation Clinical Research Center is located in Jacksonville, Florida and features a 4,000 sq. ft. clinical research center. The Brooks Rehabilitation Clinical Research Center is capable of conducting multiple clinical trials concurrently and provides access to a large patient population. The Brooks Clinical Research Center is staffed with experienced research administrative and clinical professionals including recruitment specialists, licensed research nurses and therapists, research assistants, clinical coordinators, and a data specialist.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

A PhD degree, or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Clinical background.
  2. A strong record of extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications.
  3. History of leadership and effective collaboration in a multidisciplinary environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, please upload a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three references. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary, start-up and title will be commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2017 and will continue until a suitable applicant pool has been established.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at


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