Temple University, designated a Carnegie Research Universities (high research activity) institution, is a comprehensive public university located in Philadelphia, PA. The campus is racially and ethnically diverse, with more than 39,000 students. Temple University is among the nation's largest provider of professional education (law, medicine, podiatry, pharmacy, dentistry, engineering, and architecture) offering over 300 academic degree program. The Department of Physical Therapy is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The position is a nine-month appointment beginning September 1, 2014. The department at Temple University is one of the top ranked schools in physical therapy education, offering an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, a post professional Doctor of Philosophy degree, and a recently credentialed post-professional Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. The program is also home to the state of the art Virtual Environment and Postural Orientation Laboratory (https://sites.google.com/a/temple.edu/vepo/home), which is the center of several studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and other organizations. Faculty also enjoy joint appointments through the School of Engineering (Biomedical, Mechanical, Computer and Electrical Engineering).
Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent degree in physical therapy or related fields such as rehabilitation science, neuroscience, or engineering is required. Individuals should have completed a post-doctoral position or have relevant teaching or research experience of greater than three years. Demonstrated scientific contributions through a published body of work in peer-reviewed journals are preferred as is an active research agenda evidenced by the ability to obtain grant-funding. In particular, individuals with research interest and experience in motor control, motor learning, or biomechanics of human movement across the lifespan are particularly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: Include the development of collaborative research activities and grant proposals, mentoring of graduate students, teaching in the entry level and post-professional degree programs, and national service activities. Academic rank will be awarded dependent upon experience.
All nominations, inquiries into the position, and those interested in applying may submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references to:
Dr. Richard T Lauer, PhD
Chair of the Faculty Search Committee
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Public Health
3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
In keeping with Temple University's commitment to building a culturally diverse community, nominations of and applications from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Temple University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.