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PEDIATRIC/NEURODEVELOPMENT FACULTY MEMBER
DIVISION OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
The Division of Physical Therapy (PT) of West Virginia University is seeking a core faculty member (Assistant/Associate Professor) with expertise in pediatrics and neurodevelopment. Responsibilities of the position will include: teaching pediatrics and neurorehabilitation in the entry level doctoral curriculum, scholarship in areas related to this content and representation of this content in curriculum planning and development. Clinical practice is also supported and encouraged. The affiliated health system, WVU Medicine, has an outpatient Neurodevelopmental Center as well as a new Children’s Hospital scheduled to open in late spring 2022. The Division has a multi-site faculty specialty practice. West Virginia University has a federally funded Center for Excellence in Disabilities and an associated LEND program. West Virginia University is home to the renowned Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, which is a clinical and research facility designed to promote the most contemporary treatments for neurologic conditions.
Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:
• Graduate from an accredited PT Program,
• Licensed (or eligible) to practice as a physical therapist in the state of WV
• Terminal academic doctorate PhD, EdD, DrPH, ScD, or DSc in a related field of physical therapy, or DPT with board certification in Pediatric Physical Therapy
• Minimum (5) years of pediatric clinical experience or have completed a pediatric residency
• All qualifications must be met by the time of the appointment
• Experience teaching in the following content areas: Pediatrics, Neurorehabilitation, Neurosciences, Neurodevelopment
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.
The Division of Physical Therapy at WVU was the first physical therapy professional education program in the state and has graduates dating back to 1972. The Division currently has ten core faculty and six clinical or adjunct faculty, representing expertise across the scope of physical therapy practice. There is an outpatient Faculty Practice facility located within the same building as the education program, with opportunities for faculty to engage in education and scholarship in addition to clinical practice. Opportunities for inter-professional collaboration within this comprehensive health sciences center abound, including with occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and music therapy.
Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment date is negotiable, but the goal is to have the new faculty member in place prior to August 15, 2022. This position may be tenure track or non-tenure track, depending on the qualifications and research expectations of the candidate.
Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate may be required to verify that they are fully vaccinataed for COVID-19.
Applicants should apply at: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=19113
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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