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Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Employer
University of Central Florida
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Physical Therapy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Division of Physical Therapy within the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy (SKPT) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an assistant professor with a focus in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment with a projected start date of August 2022.

The Division of Physical Therapy at UCF resides within the College of Health Professions and Sciences, which is a core component of the newly-formed UCF Academic Health Sciences Center (AHSC) along with the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, UCF Health, UCF Student Health, and the recent addition of a teaching hospital, the UCF Lake Nona Medical Center.

The UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program has a small-to–medium-sized student cohort (<40) and possesses numerous partnerships involving hospital organizations and rehabilitation clinics for research and scholarly activity. The program possesses outstanding student outcomes for licensure pass rates and scores, substantive involvement in professional duties, community engagement, and research. For more information about the program, visit: https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/kpt/physicaltherapy/.

Faculty and student research opportunities exist within the SKPT Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science, which possesses numerous basic, applied clinical, and community research laboratories. For more information, visit: https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/kpt/institute/.

SKPT includes a Division of Physical Therapy, a Division of Kinesiology, and a graduate Athletic Training program. The Division of Physical Therapy consists of the DPT program, Graduate Certificate in Anatomical Sciences, Neurological Residency Program partnered with Orlando Health and a faculty practice with locations at UCF Student Health and UCF Athletics. The Division of Kinesiology includes a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Kinesiology. The Division of Kinesiology is also developing a Clinical Exercise Physiology track within its M.S. program.

The successful candidate will be a core faculty member in the UCF DPT program and contribute to excellence in physical therapy education through exemplary teaching, research, and university/professional service to advance the program, college, and university mission. The candidate will lead instruction in coursework related to clinical medicine, which includes cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and pharmacology in rehabilitation sciences. The candidate will also contribute to instruction and collaboration within SKPT’s developing clinical exercise physiology M.S. track within the Division of Kinesiology, emphasizing cardiovascular physiology.

Minimum qualifications: An entry-level physical therapy degree from an accredited institution and a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, Health Science, Rehabilitation Science, or a related field from an accredited institution. An independent line of research is expected to demonstrate strong potential for extramural funding. Applicants must have current licensure or eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Florida and an area of contemporary expertise according to professional accreditation guidelines in the clinical practice areas related to cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy.

Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who are board-certified clinical specialists in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, have experience in the mentorship of physical therapy students, experience as a faculty at a CAPTE-accredited DPT program, postdoctoral experience, or additional expertise in acute care physical therapy.

Additional Application Materials: The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF online recruitment system at https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. No paper applications will be considered.

Applicants must complete the online faculty application and submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement; and (4) contact information for three professional references. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within thirty days of the hire date.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Patrick Pabian at Patrick.pabian@ucf.edu.

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