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Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Therapy

Employer
University of Kentucky
Location
Hazard, KY
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022

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Sector
Allied Health and Social Care, Physical Therapy
Organization Type
Corporate
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Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Therapy

Requisition Number FE02881

Working Title

Department Name 7N640:Physical Therapy

Work Location Hazard, KY

Type of Position Faculty

Position Time Status Full-Time

Tenure Track Status Tenure Track

Required Education

A PhD or other terminal degree in anatomy, physiology or related field

Required Related Experience
N/A

Required License/Registration/Certification
If a physical therapist, a current physical therapy license in Kentucky or eligibility is required

Job Summary
The University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, is seeking a tenure track faculty member, Special Title Series, at rank determined by qualifications, to begin employment July 1, 2022.

Our well-established and nationally respected program offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy ( DPT ) degree on two campuses. Our Lexington, KY campus enrolls 48 students in each cohort and 18 students are enrolled in each cohort on the Hazard, KY campus, within the Center of Excellence for Rural Health. The program is accredited by the CAPTE . This position would be primarily located at the Hazard campus.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background teaching anatomy and physiology with a possible interest in teaching histology and neuroanatomy. Participation in scholarly activities is expected and supported, along with university service activities. The University of Kentucky and Department of Physical Therapy have a strong commitment to cultural and ethnic diversity within the faculty and student body. Applicants who have experience or interest in this area should highlight this in their application.

Primary duties of this position include teaching in the relevant content areas, advancing a personal research agenda, building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external constituents, and mentoring students and faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The position requires active engagement with other faculty and staff in the Center of Excellence. There will also be an opportunity to assume an active role in the CHS Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program . This program is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional Ph.D. program with faculty and students from the disciplines of Athletic Training & Clinical Nutrition, Health Services Research, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Speech-Language Pathology.

Required Qualifications:

1. A PhD or other terminal degree in anatomy, physiology or related field

2. If a physical therapist, a current physical therapy license in Kentucky or eligibility is required

Desired Skills:

1. Teaching experience in the areas of gross anatomy and physiology

2. Ability to engage in and produce scholarly work

3. Academic leadership experience

4. Demonstrated multicultural competency and experience interacting effectively with diverse groups of people

Applicants must value the University of Kentucky's mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University of Kentucky and the College of Health Sciences are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. In your cover letter, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values. Please, also convey the ways in which your work will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity and anti-racism statements: https://www.uky.edu/chs/inclusivity , and to the mission of the Center of Excellence in Rural Health to improve the health and well-being of rural Kentuckians. https://ruralhealth.med.uky.edu/cerh-history.

Candidates should apply online and include a curriculum vitae and letter of interest (cover letter) with the application. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Charles Marshall, PhD, by email (see application details) .

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

Given the COVID -19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID -19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID -19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID -19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID -19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID -19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No

Preferred Education/Experience
1. Teaching experience in the areas of gross anatomy and physiology

2. Ability to engage in and produce scholarly work

3. Academic leadership experience

4. Demonstrated multicultural competency and experience interacting effectively with diverse groups of people

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled Yes

University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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