The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks applications to join an innovative and forward-thinking Department with award winning faculty. This posting is for an open-rank clinical track faculty position with a 12-month appointment.
The faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy maintain highly productive lines of research in the areas of cardiovascular disease, biomechanics, pediatrics and orthopedics. With currently over 1.8 million dollars in annual research expenditures and over 1,000 peer-reviewed articles on Web of Science, we are one of the most funded and published Physical Therapy Departments in the country. The Department has a rich collaborative history, working with faculty across the UIC campus as well as at other institutions in Chicago, nationally, and internationally. Moreover, our one-of-a-kind Faculty Practice, delivering high-quality cardiovascular and physical therapy services to the Chicagoland community and providing many opportunities for team science. http://go.uic.edu/pt
UIC is the largest university in Chicago with a student body that is one of the most diverse in the United States. UIC has over 30,000 students (undergraduate, graduate, professional), over 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges, and a major academic medical center (University of Illinois Hospital, and Health Sciences System). The medical center at UIC is an integral part of the Illinois Medical District – one of the largest urban medical districts in the country (https://medicaldistrict.org/). UIC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution through its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Furthermore, UIC is one of the few U.S. universities with the full range of health science colleges, which include the Colleges of Applied Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Public Health. UIC is one of the nation’s leading research institutions, with $328 million in annual research expenditures. UIC is designated as a Carnegie Research-1 (Doctoral/Research-Extensive) university that is in one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the United States. http://www.uic.edu/
Duties & Qualifications
The primary responsibilities of the position will include overseeing the development and growth of the cardiopulmonary physical therapy component of the Department’s faculty practice, delivering clinical services within the cardiopulmonary arm of the faculty practice, teaching within the Department of Physical Therapy program, as well as service on department, college and/or university committees as assigned by the Department Head.
Licensed or eligible for physical therapy license in the state of Illinois
Previous experience in caring for patients with one or more chronic conditions
PhD in rehabilitation sciences, cardiorespiratory physiology, or similar fields
Specialized clinical certification in cardiopulmonary physical therapy
Previous experience as an educator in the class, laboratory and clinical setting
Applications are requested by July 20, 2021. The preferred start date for this position is August 16, 2021, but is negotiable. Interested candidates should submit an application including a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest outlining their research and scholarship, teaching interests/experience and professional service, three publications in electronic format, and the names and contact information of three academic references. All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=148535
For further information about the position, please contact the search committee Chair, Cemal Ozemek (email@example.com).
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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