Instructor/Assistant Professor - Physical Therapy, Memphis - 21000000E9
The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications from qualified candidates for two full-time, 12-month non-tenure track positions. Ideal candidates will have evidence of teaching experience and content expertise in one or more of the following the areas: neurologic physical therapy (adult or pediatrics), cardiopulmonary physical therapy, acute care/medically complex patients, electrotherapeutic or thermal modalities or other physical therapy related fields. Faculty responsibilities will be primarily teaching, student advisement, and University and professional service, though Faculty will be expected to produce disseminable scholarly work in accordance with professional and college guidelines. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.
To be considered for the assistant professor position:
The candidate would need to have an earned DPT degree or masters/bachelors' PT degree
Academic doctorate in a related field
To be considered for the instructor position,
The candidate would need to have an earned DPT degree
Evidence of teaching experience and content expertise
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Current physical therapy license and/or eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee
Three years of clinical experience
Evidence of academic teaching experience at the university level
Minimum of 5 years clinical experience
Record of scholarly activity
Evidence of leadership in a professional organization at a state or national level
Board specialty or clinical certification in physical therapy content area
Evidence of leadership or administration in clinical practice
Complete applications should include the following:
Cover Letter that outlines qualifications and credentials, experience, and accomplishments.
Updated Curriculum Vitae
Names and addresses (including email) of three professional references.
References will not be contacted immediately. Applicants will be informed if/when references will be contacted. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Myra Meekins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The Department of Physical Therapy
The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy ( http://www.uthsc.edu/health-professions/physical-therapy/index.php ) is to serve the public with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region by preparing qualified practitioners and engaging in clinical care, service, and research. UTHSC DPT prepares outstanding clinicians, as seen in excellent employment and National Physical Therapy Examination passing rates. Faculty are experts in their field and all contribute to the mission of the Department. The Department has enacted a Strategic Plan to improve scholarly and clinical achievements, including the development of the Human Performance Clinical and Research Laboratory. The Department also houses the Movement Science Laboratory and has affiliated faculty in the UTHSC Neuroscience Institute and Department of Preventive Medicine and others that study in the Muscle Biology and Sarcopenia Laboratory and Integrative Muscle Biology Laboratory. Clinical opportunities are also available in the Department's clinical practice or through community organizations.
The College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions ( https:// www.uthsc.edu/health-professions/about/index.php) serves as the administrative home for allied health programs offered through the Departments of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. The College also houses a research arm, the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences ( https://www.uthsc.edu/health-professions/research/rehabilitation-sciences.php ), and includes the Muscle Biology and Sarcopenia Laboratory, the Muscle and Neural Laboratory, the Integrative Muscle Biology Laboratory, the Human Performance Clinical and Research Laboratory, and the Movement Science Laboratory.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Physical Therapy
Job Posting Mar 11, 2021, 4:28:44 PM
Internal Number: 21000000E9
About UT Health Science Center
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.