Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Physical Therapy

Posted on: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Kim Steiner


Emory & Henry College invites nominations and applications for three tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in our growing DPT program. The positions are full-time, 12-month appointments with an anticipated start date as early as January 1, 2017 for one position and July 1, 2017 for the other positions.


We are seeking highly motivated candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: musculoskeletal, pediatric, neuromuscular, or multisystem impairments. Experience in and an interest in assisting with gross anatomy instruction will also be considered. Also, one of these positions may serve as an Assistant Director of Clinical Education. An additional opportunity for one of these positions may be to serve as Service Learning Coordinator. Primary responsibilities will include teaching, research, mentorship of DPT students, and participation in Departmental, School and College service activities. Required candidate qualifications include a terminal doctoral degree or progress towards completion of a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DSc) (applicants with a DPT degree will also be considered), eligibility for Virginia physical therapy licensure, evidence of an established or developing scholarly agenda, and previous teaching and clinical experience. Advanced clinical certifications or completion of a clinical residency or fellowship and teaching experience in a CAPTE accredited program are preferred, but not required. Faculty rank, tenure status, and salary will be commensurate with academic qualifications, teaching and research experience, and relevant clinical specialist certifications.

About the College

The Department of Physical Therapy is housed within the School of Health Sciences, which also includes programs in occupational therapy, athletic training and pre-health studies. The School is also developing a program in physician assistant studies with an expected start date of May, 2017. The Health Sciences campus of Emory & Henry is on a 12-acre campus in Marion, VA, located just 20 miles north of the E&H main campus in Emory, VA. Smyth Hall provides 16,000-square-feet of space for a state-of-the-art skills laboratory and cadaver laboratory, research space, and the Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College, allowing students and faculty to engage in interprofessional practice. The newly renovated School of Health Sciences building provides an additional 74,000-square-feet of space. The building includes instructional and clinic space, research laboratories, and a state-of-the-art clinical simulation lab that includes both high fidelity manikins and standardized patient opportunities. A Falls Prevention Center and an Obesity Research Center, both open to the surrounding community, are planned to open in the Spring of 2017 semester and will provide clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty.

The DPT program attained Candidacy in February of 2015 for Accreditation status from CAPTE. Emory & Henry College enrolled the first cohort of 32 DPT students in August of 2015 with a second cohort that started in August of 2016.

Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry College is a small, prestigious, nationally-ranked liberal arts college located in the Virginia Highlands. With a collegial, multidisciplinary faculty, strong community ties, and a nationally recognized commitment to civic engagement, Emory & Henry has long been known as one of 44 schools in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives and has a two-time Forbes ranking among the top 25 faculties in the nation.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, contact information for three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy and a research statement summarizing the candidate's scholarship. All application materials should be submitted to aXmPYKDqW6+fwvj\8y'Vl]#[RMT.9A-fQG7r/3PEv'h7b
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jean Irion; Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy at:
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Dr. Irion will also be attending the Educational Leadership Conference in Phoenix, AZ from October 7-9, 2016,and would like to meet with any interested parties during that meeting.
She can be contacted by cell phone at: (251) 463-8962

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