The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (PTHMS) within the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position, in the tenure eligible, investigator track, in the areas of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic or sports research. An emphasis on human studies related to musculoskeletal injury, sports medicine, sports science, orthopaedic injuries affecting movement will be considered a strength. Federal grant funding is required. The ideal applicant will hold a PhD, relevant post-doctoral experience, and demonstrate strong scholarly productivity with consistent funding, publications, and success mentoring pre- and post-doctoral candidates. Applicants should have a strong quantitative research background and will be expected to develop and maintain a distinguished externally-funded research program with rich collaborations with other faculty in departments including but not limited to Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, NU Athletics, Neuroscience, Radiology, Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
PTHMS is part of the vibrant educational and cultural community of Northwestern University located on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University close to Lake Michigan and the “Magnificent Mile". The collaborative environment at Northwestern University is exceptionally strong, with opportunities for secondary appointments and interactions with faculty in additional departments, including Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Radiology, Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and other departments in Feinberg School of Medicine. The successful applicant is expected to foster existing and new inter-departmental relationships.
The start date is negotiable, and the position will remain open until filled.
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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 6122019
About Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (PTHMS) is currently one of the leading physical therapy education programs the United States, training entry-level physical therapists to become the future leaders of the profession, and scholars to conduct internationally recognized research in movement and rehabilitation science. The program has consistently ranked among the top ten by the US News & World Report. We have a dual-degree DPT/PhD program partnering with Northwestern’s internationally renowned McCormick School of Engineering to give our program a unique focus on biomedical engineering and a PhD in Movement and Rehabilitation Science (MRS) in partnership with Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN). Our research labs now span basic animal physiology, quantitative human research, and clinical applications through the development of therapeutic devices and interventions.