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Core Research Faculty, Department of Physical Therapy

High Point University
High Point, North Carolina
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Apr 26, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University invites applicants for a core faculty position. Core faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy represents various areas of expertise and have differing roles within the Department. Collectively, core faculty are responsible for the delivery of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum, producing new research, and providing service to the Department, School, and University via advising, admissions, clinical care, committee service, and other responsibilities designated by the Chair. Core faculty have a differential workload, meaning each faculty member is allotted varying amounts and responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, administration, service, and clinical practice.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual with a background in movement science and biomechanics with an interest in both DPT teaching and research. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of scholarly excellence, including peer-reviewed publications, and potential to pursue extramural grant funding and mentor student researchers. The Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University offers all the resources of a research-intensive institution with the quality of life of a small, private institution. We offer two outstanding, state-of-the-art movement analysis laboratory spaces (18,000 sq ft) in the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory (HBAPL) and the Virtual Reality and Clinical Gait Analysis Laboratory (VRCGAL). The HBAPL includes 48, 3D motion capture cameras strategically placed to include coverage of hardwood court, running and turf functional areas, 14 tri-axial force platforms, a high-speed instrumented force treadmill, integrated wireless EMG, and pressure distribution systems. The HBAPL also contains a fully automated Golf Simulator, a climate-controlled Environmental Chamber and a fully equipped wet lab for cell culture, tissue and serum assays. The VRCGAL has a virtual reality treadmill, an overhead body support device, exoskeleton, and a forceplate mat. In addition, the Department of Physical Therapy has state-of-the-art imaging facilities including an Esaote .25T G-scan Brio WB-MRI scanner, a CurveBeam LineUP WB Extremity CT imaging system, a Hologic DXA scanner, and several Esaote MyLabAlpha musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound scanners.





Earned academic doctorate in a related field (required, PhD preferred) Physical therapy degree such as DPT (preferred)


Experience and Training

Current physical therapy license and/or eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina (preferred) Experience teaching in DPT education (preferred) ABPTS Board certification (preferred) Experience teaching in higher education (preferred) History of scholarship and active research agenda (required) History of extramural funding (preferred)

Knowledge, Skills, Ability:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills (required) Values teamwork, collaboration, self-awareness, and humility (required)



Contributes to the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the Department, School, and University Models the core values highlighted in the Congdon School of Health Science and Department of Physical Therapy “Values Statements” Actively contributes across all three academic pillars Teach DPT students in area(s) of expertise Conduct research resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentations Contribute to the Department, School, and University through service, clinical practice, and/or clinical mentorship as assigned in the variable workload policy


  • Performs all job responsibilities, across all three academic pillars, independently


At High Point University the faculty and staff are devoted to ensuring every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.  High Point University is a God, family and country school.

High Point University does not sponsor H1-B Visas.  High Point University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses.  The University encourages all applicants to apply.







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