Vacancy #: 600022 Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Organizational Unit Overview
The ECU Department of Physical Therapy has established collaborative relationships with ECU's Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute (http://www.ecu.edu/ecdoi/), the College of Health and Human Performance, and the School of Dental Medicine. Vidant Medical Center is a fully accredited, 1000+ bed hospital serving 29 counties with Level-1 Trauma Center and extensive inpatient and outpatient services including rehabilitation and pain management. Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program has strong administrative support and attracts top quality students for each 30 student cohort.
East Carolina University, the third largest university in the state (~29,000 students), is a constituent of the UNC system. ECU is located in Greenville, North Carolina (population ~91,000). Located approximately 1½ hours from the capital city of Raleigh, Greenville is the cultural, educational, medical, and economic center of eastern North Carolina and enjoys a temperate climate. Greenville is also within driving distance to the beautiful North Carolina beaches (2 hours) and mountains (4 hours).
The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University (ECU) invites applications for a tenure-track (12-month “hard line” salary) faculty member at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank for a well-established Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Faculty will be expected to establish a fundable research line here at ECU. Individuals with research/funding experience in pain physiology, exercise physiology, cardiovascular and/or pulmonary physiology/rehab, or condition/s seen by physical therapists are especially invited to apply. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in pathophysiology (a combined course with the Dept. of Physician Assistant Studies) with opportunities to teach in other areas of interest. ECU's diversity goal emphasizes the university's commitment to provide a diverse academic community to enrich the lives of students, faculty, and staff through the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and perspectives as an active part of living and learning. The department seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber skilled in the scholarship of research, teaching, leadership, and the application of knowledge.
All faculty have access to state-of-the-art instructional facilities. The department has a 1100 ft2 wet lab with a Leica DM 4000 B microscope and imaging system, BioTek plate reader, cell culture room with BSL cabinet and incubators, Accuri C6 flow cytometer, NanoDrop 2000, and basic laboratory equipment. Through the Brody School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine, faculty have access to high-end core facilities with state-of-the-art equipment such as the Core Imaging Center, the Phosphor-Imaging/Fluorescence Imaging (PhIFI) core facility, Metabolomics Core Facility, and Li-Cor Biosciences Odyssey® Imaging System (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/bsomresearchgradstudies/Copy-of-CoreFacilitiesList.cfm). In addition, as a constituent of the University of North Carolina system, faculty have access to the core facilities at UNC-Chapel Hill. The department also has two well-equipped motion analysis labs for motion capture of human movement and a faculty practice provides opportunities for clinical practice and research.
Must have a PhD or equivalent with a research focus in physiology or related area.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Post-doctoral experience or other advanced research training/experience, grant application/funding experience, a strong publication record, experience teaching physiology especially in a clinical program, eligibility for PT licensure in NC.
Special Instructions to Applicant
Individuals wishing to be considered for this position should submit a full curriculum vitae, list of three references (with contact information) who will be contacted as determined by the search committee, a five year research plan detailed by year, and a letter of interest. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair Terry E. Jones, PhD at email@example.com or 252.744.6249.
*Please attach your five year research plan as “additional document 1”.
Additional Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 600022 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.