Open Date: 10/10/2017
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Must have a PhD with training and a research focus in neuroscience or relevant area. Applicant materials must include a five-year research plan detailed by year. Attach as additional document 1.
Special Instructions to Applicant: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online. * If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities. * All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date indicated.
Job Duties: The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University (ECU) invites applications for a tenure-track (12-month "hard line" salary) faculty member at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank for a well-established Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of neuroscience with opportunities to teach in other areas of interest. ECU's diversity goal emphasizes the university's commitment to provide a diverse academic community to enrich the lives of students, faculty, and staff through the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and perspectives as an active part of living and learning. The department seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber skilled in the scholarship of research, teaching, leadership, and the application of knowledge. The position is available as early as July 1, 2018. All faculty have access to state-of-the-art instructional facilities. The department has a 1100 ft2 wet lab with a Leica DM 4000 B microscope and imaging system, BioTek plate reader, cell culture room with BSL cabinet and incubators, Accuri C6 flow cytometer, NanoDrop 2000, and basic laboratory equipment. Through the Brody School of Medicine, faculty have access to high-end core facilities with state-of-the-art equipment such as the Core Imaging Center, the Phosphor-Imaging/Fluorescence Imaging (PhIFI) core facility, Metabolomics Core Facility, and Li-Cor Biosciences Odyssey® Imaging System (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/bsomresearchgradstudies/Copy-of-CoreFacilitiesList.cfm). In addition, as a constituent of the University of North Carolina system, faculty have access to the core facilities at UNC-Chapel Hill. The department also has two motion analysis labs containing motion capture systems and force platforms for human gait and balance measurement. Through the department's faculty practice there are opportunities for clinical practice and research. The Department of Physical Therapy has established collaborative relationships with the Brody School of Medicine, the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute (http://www.ecu.edu/ecdoi/), the College of Health and Human Performance, and the School of Dental Medicine. There is also an opportunity for affiliation with the Eastern Carolina Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (http://www.ecu.edu/neurochapter/). Our department and Vidant Medical Center have a well-established collaborative relationship. Vidant Medical Center, a fully accredited, 900+ bed hospital regional referral facility that serves 29 counties. The center encompasses a Level-1 Trauma Center and extensive inpatient and outpatient services including rehabilitation and pain management. Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program has strong administrative support and attracts top quality students with an outstanding record of first-time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam. ECU the third largest university in the state (>29,000 students), is a constituent of the UNC system. ECU is located in Greenville, North Carolina (population ~91,000). Greenville is the cultural, educational, medical, and economic center of eastern North Carolina. It is located approximately 1½ hours from the Research Triangle Park, within driving distance (2 - 4 hours) to the Outer Banks and to the mountains, and has a temperate climate.