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Associate or Full Professor of Physical Therapy - School of Allied Health and Communicative Dis...

Northern Illinois University (NIU)
DeKalb, IL
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Associate or Full Professor of Physical Therapy - School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders - College of Health and Human Sciences (6391)

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Associate Professor/Professor

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Allied Health & Comm Disorders


College-Hlth & Human Sci Dean

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WZ 340

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Associate or Full Professor of Physical TherapySchool of Allied Health and Communicative DisordersCollege of Health and Human SciencesNorthern Illinois University Northern Illinois University is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) and located 60 miles west of Chicago. The physical therapy program is part of the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. Faculty in audiology, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology collaborate in clinical and research endeavors. The prospective candidate will work with a diverse student, faculty, and clinic population. Excellent off-campus sites are available for practicum, research, and grant development. The school includes a 27,000 sq. ft. multidisciplinary clinic space that houses the Speech-Language-Hearing and Physical Therapy Clinics. For more information about the program, We are inviting applications for a full-time, twelve-month, promotable, associate or full professor position within the Physical Therapy program. Faculty rank is dependent on experience, qualifications, and Board of Trustees policies. Position Description Summary

  • Provide leadership to the program and university;
  • Contribute to curriculum development and program advancement;
  • Embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement;
  • Teach academic coursework and provide clinical instruction to DPT students and other students as appropriate;
  • Engage in scholarly activity (e.g. research publications, presentations, grants);
  • Provide student advisement and support student research;
  • Positively contribute to committee service within the university (program, school, college, university levels) and profession.

Physical Demands Summary:

See HR policies and requirements associated with faculty roles
Must be able to adhere to program’s immunization policies

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in:
    • leadership;
    • clinic/program administration;
    • being lead on university committees/departmental projects;
    • high quality scholarly pursuits;
    • utilization of course management systems to deliver organized and meaningful content;

  • Licensed physical therapist in the state of Illinois;
  • ABPTS Board Certification, or other advanced clinical certification;
  • History of engagement and service to the physical therapy profession at the local, state, and/or national level.

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Commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package.

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Application Materials:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  • Licensure information
  • List of Three References
Applicants must apply online at, and complete their applicant profile and upload their materials. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2022. The proposed start date is July 1 Interviews may occur before March 1, however applications received by February 15 will receive full consideration. Applications received after February 15 are welcomed, but will be considered as needed. For questions contact AHCD Office Administrator: Nicole Giardelli ([email protected]).

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Thank you for your interest in this position. The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.

Fail Message:

Thank you for your interest in this position. Based on your responses to the questions on the employment application, you do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Please do not let this discourage you from applying for other positions that interest you.

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EEO Statement Summary:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education (AAEOE) at [email protected].

Safety Information:

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.


Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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