Tenure Track Faculty Position - Department of Physical Therapy

Newark, DE
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Health Sciences: Physical Therapy
Location: Newark, DE

Full-time Tenure Track Faculty Position

Appointment Effective September 1, 2017

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Appointments are for a nine-month academic year. We seek a clinical scientist with strong research training, a commitment to professional and graduate education and effective interpersonal skills. The candidate should have an earned research doctorate in a related field, have post-doctoral research training, be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Delaware, and possess a strong desire to develop and conduct a nationally and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department's teaching efforts in the DPT Program in his or her area of expertise in sports, orthopedics, or neurology and in the interdisciplinary graduate program in Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS). The teaching load will be appropriate to allow the candidate to pursue a rigorous research program. Potential for collaboration and joint appointment in other colleges and departments is high. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Start-up funds accompany this position. All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity.

The Department is a thriving academic unit recently ranked #1 in the nation by US News & World Report. The Department includes 26 faculty and professionals including 15 PhD faculty with independent research lines, approximately 60 professional students per class pursuing a DPT, 30 graduate students pursuing a PhD in BIOMS, post-professional residencies, and 10,000 sq. ft. of active sports, orthopedic, neurological, and older adult physical therapy clinics. The department supports the development of a focused, productive, interdisciplinary, high-quality research program by all faculty members.

The Department is part of the College of Health Sciences, an innovative, interdisciplinary college of more than 3,000 students and 100 faculty, recently ranked second, nationally, among the best places to study health professions by College Faculty. The state-of-the-art Health Sciences Complex (pictured above) opened in January 2014 on the University's new Science Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. The Complex brings students, researchers, clinicians, and the community together to address some of the most pressing healthcare questions of our time. The STAR Campus fosters connections to the community, inter-professional training of students and collaborative research between faculty and clinicians.

With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware is located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York and Washington, D.C. The University is a Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. Delaware was recently ranked second, nationally, in peer-reviewed publication rate in a report issued by the Council of State Governments published by Elsevier. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

Application Instructions

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission. CVs and letters of reference will be shared with department faculty. Applicants should upload a letter of application, CV, and names and contact information of four references. Applicants should submit questions to Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod, Professor and Search Committee Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, STAR Health Sciences Complex, 540 S. College Ave., Suite 210Q, Newark, DE 19713 or call 302-831-8046 or email sbinder@udel.edu.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university. An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation. If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues. Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.


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