The Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Science (PTRS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
(UMSOM) is recruiting for a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track
faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in an
outpatient clinical setting as a pediatric physical therapist. We
seek outstanding applicants interested also in contributing to the
education mission within our entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinical practice responsibilities include outpatient
evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents. Collaboration
opportunities with other services provided at the practice include
radiology, occupational therapy, orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, and
orthotics/prosthetics. Consult and practice with other members of
the clinical team. Develop individual child and family-centered
care plans, activity progressions, and participation
recommendations. Develop and implement health and screening
processes. Provide mentorship and education for other members of
the medical staff. Consult and collaborate with other clinicians
and third-party payors.
Teaching responsibilities include didactic instruction
within the PTRS DPT Program in areas of content expertise;
participation in curriculum evaluation and development of the DPT
program; engagement in scholarly activities; and service.
Required qualifications include Pediatric Certified
Specialist (PCS), previous academic teaching experience, and the
ability to work collaboratively and successfully within
multiethnic, multicultural campus and community settings. A
physical therapy license or Maryland eligibility for PT licensure,
a clinical doctoral degree, and prior experience working with
pediatric patients is required.
Preferred qualifications include experience working as a
Physical Therapist for a pediatric clinic or hospital, experience
working in leadership roles as a physical therapist, strong
evaluation skills, strong manual therapy skills, and strong
interpersonal communication skills.
Physical requirements as per that of a physical therapist
including, but not limited to:
• Ability to stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to provide manual intervention and resistive exercise to
physically active populations.
• Ability to demonstrate complex movement patterns and
• Ability to kick/throw/play catch.
• Ability to transfer and lift patients independently (up to
approximately 50 lbs.)