Assistant Professor - Human Performance (Physical Therapy)

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time


The West Virginia University (WVU) Division of Physical Therapy is seeking a clinical faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank, non-tenure, to serve as a faculty member in a new Orthopaedic Residency. With the opening of a faculty practice facility last year, the program is excited to begin offering post-professional education opportunities. This position will contribute to the mission of WVU and the program in Physical Therapy by preparing physical therapy practitioners who have post-professional training and who are prepared to sit for board specialty examination in an advanced practice area of musculoskeletal physical therapy. This faculty member will be responsible for the development and maintenance of a clinical case load representative of the orthopedic physical therapy practice and serve as primary mentor to the residents in the program. In this capacity, the residency faculty member will be involved with the development of education opportunities for the resident, including arranging off-site rotations where appropriate. This faculty will also assist the Residency Director in the preparation and initial submission of the residency accreditation document. In addition to this primary responsibility of resident supervision, this faculty will provide some direct education to entry level physical therapy students on topics related to professional roles and fundamental practice skills. This faculty member will work with the Division’s musculoskeletal curriculum team to promote high quality entry level and post professional education.

West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 575-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. Morgantown has 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.

Qualifications :

Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:

Clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT)
Licensed (or eligible) in the state of WV
Minimum of five (5) years clinical experience in musculoskeletal physical therapy
Minimum of two (2) years experience in clinical education of professional or post-professional physical therapy students
Board certification as an ABPTS clinical specialist with the Orthopedic Board of Certification
All qualifications must be met by the time of the appointment

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment date is negotiable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate may be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Applicants should apply at: with a cover letter of interest, current CV, and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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