Associate/Full Professor in Physical Therapy

Aug 20, 2015
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title:ASO/FULL PROF
Job Description:

The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida invites qualified individuals to apply for a senior faculty position in neurorehabilitation. This new position is a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE) tenure-accruing faculty position for a dynamic individual with a proven track record in research, including an extramural funding history and strong publication record. The applicant is expected to be a physical therapist that enjoys working in a collaborative environment and interacts effectively with faculty from multiple disciplines, staff, clinicians and trainees. While the primary focus of this position will be on research, teaching in an area consistent with the applicant's expertise is expected. Salary, start-up and title will be commensurate with qualifications.

UF 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, an 852-bed tertiary care facility with 142 intensive care beds, and has developed a strong research partnership with Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville.

Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

1) a PhD degree, or equivalent
2) a license to practice physical therapy or eligibility for licensure for the state of Florida

Preferred Qualifications:

1) expertise in neuroscience, neuro-rehabilitation, motor learning and/or motor control

2) a strong record of extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit an application packet, which includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of references. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct any questions to Gordon Mitchell, PhD, Search Committee Chair (

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

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required:Yes