Major Duties: Western Michigan University (WMU) invites applications and nominations for two (2) full-time, fiscal-year (12 month), tenure-track, assistant/associate professor appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy for the developing Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Expected start date is flexible, with an earliest start date for one position of January 1, 2018.The Department of Physical Therapy and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program were established and approved in 2015 after completion of a comprehensive feasibility study and planning process. A Founding Chair was appointed by the WMU Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2017. The physical therapy program at WMU plans to apply for candidacy through CAPTE in December 2018, and it expects to accept its first cohort in Summer 2019. We are seeking highly motivated, energetic, and team-oriented individuals who wish to contribute to the development, implementation, and ongoing assessment of an innovative, contemporary, and student-centered curriculum.- Contribute to curricular and programmatic development.- Participate in the accreditation process.- Teach in one's area of expertise.- Supervise and advise students.- Develop and sustain a scholarly agenda in accordance with CAPTE standards.-Service to the DPT program, department, university, profession, and community. - Contribute to an inter professional environment of instruction, research, and community collaborations.
Minimum Qualifications: - Earned PT degree from an accredited institution. - Clinical doctorate with advanced credentialing OR an academic doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, EdD, or DHSc) in a related field; preference for advanced degree to be earned by December 1, 2018 from an accredited Institution.- Eligibility and intention to obtain Michigan physical therapy licensure with the expectation for ongoing engagement in clinical practice and/or clinical research - Two years of experience in a clinical or teaching environment. - Demonstrated contemporary expertise in one or more specialty areas of physical therapy. - Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills. - Ability to function well within a collegial, collaborative work environment. - Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic progr...ams to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.