The Division of Physical Therapy, housed within the Department
of Rehabilitation Sciences and the College of Health Professions at
the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), invites
applications for two open ranked, 12-month faculty positions
with a teaching emphasis. Candidates will join a productive team of
senior and junior faculty within the Division, Department, and
College and will be core faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy
Program, expected to teach an agreed-upon teaching load within
their area of expertise or need of the Division. The preferred
candidates will have earned doctoral degrees (PhD, EdD, or
equivalent). Candidates with a Doctorate of Physical therapy with a
ABPTS-certified clinical specialization will be considered.
Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the
teaching mission of the Division of Physical Therapy. Additional
teaching opportunities may be available within the Doctoral Program
in Health and Rehabilitation Science or the Post-professional PT
Residency programs. Applications from underrepresented minorities
are particularly encouraged.
The DPT program is a hybrid model that prepares evidence-based,
ethical, inclusive, and compassionate physical therapists to
provide collaborative care that is patient/client focused. We are
seeking candidates who are at the forefront of driving physical
therapy education forward through the implementation of innovative
teaching models that empower student learning. Ideal candidates
should demonstrate engagement in the national conversation about
the future of physical therapy education. Candidates with all
backgrounds relevant to rehabilitation will be fully considered.
Candidates with expertise in geriatrics or related topics are
particularly encouraged to apply.
State of the art lecture and laboratory facilities are available
for teaching both traditional lecture and laboratory-based classes.
Physical Therapy faculty regularly collaborate with educators in
other colleges at MUSC, notably including the College of Medicine
and clinical departments. Substantial resources are available to
support the successful applicant's line of research. Key centers
and collaborative opportunities include:
- Center for Rehabilitation Research in Neurological
- Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Stroke
Recovery (NIH funded)
- Health Services Research Program
Requirements of the Faculty Members
- A terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, )
- Doctorate of PhyscialTherapy and ABPTS Certified
Preferences of the Faculty Members
- Previous academic and teaching experience in an area relevant
to geriatrics, but candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged
- Eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist in South
- Evidence of Scholarly Engagement (i.e.presentations,
Duties of the Faculty Members
- Teaching to be defined based on the candidate.
- Advise students within the Division of Physical Therapy on
academic and professional development.
- Serve as a role model to students in the Divisions, Department,
College, and across the University.
- Participate in Division, Department, College, University, and
professional organization service, develop professional and program
growth and visibility. Participate in interprofessional service
activities at the college and university
- Participate in interprofessional service activities at the
college and university level.
- Engage in research and scholarly endeavors that support the
Division, Department and College strategic plans.