Physical Therapy Faculty-Rank DOQ

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC
Omaha, NE
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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EEO Statement: UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Location Omaha, NE Requisition Number: 2023-027 Department CAHP Physical Therapy 50000729 Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Allied Health Professions FTE: 100 Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular Work Schedule M-F 8-5 Requisition Category Faculty Requisition Title Physical Therapy Faculty-Rank DOQ Job Title/Academic Rank Physical Therapy Faculty-Rank DOQ Additional Requisition Title Physical Therapy Faculty-Rank DOQ Appointment Type DOQ - DEPENDS ON QUALS Salary Range Salary Commensurate with Experience Job/EEO Category Faculty Job Requisition Begin Date 02/01/2023 Position Qualification

Position Summary The Physical Therapy Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in the College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is seeking a dynamic research faculty member to join its team. The 17 current core faculty members in the Physical Therapy Program are experienced researchers and clinicians who bring their expertise and enthusiasm to the research lab and classroom. This faculty position is primarily focused on scholarly activity and research but involves some teaching and service. Requirements include an earned academic doctorate degree and current or history of extramural funding. For healthcare practitioners with a valid license, there is an option for clinical practice in accordance with UNMC and CAHP policies and procedures. Workloads and duties may be negotiated from time to time with the Director of the Physical Therapy Program.

This position is a 12-month Health Professions appointment with the opportunity to make application for tenure. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is located in Omaha, Nebraska and reports to the Director of the Physical Therapy Program.

The UNMC is a world-renowned academic health science center with a strong reputation in academics, research and clinical care. The UNMC Physical Therapy Program has been a leader in innovative instruction, advancements in research, and engagement in professional service and clinical care since its inception over 50 years ago.

The Program has an excellent reputation for training Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT) with a robust foundation in evidence-based practice along with strong clinical reasoning skills that prepare graduates to work on interprofessional teams. Additional educational programming opportunities offered consist of a Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, a developing Masters in Rehabilitation Sciences for international students, and continuing education offerings.

The Physical Therapy Program is located in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences along with the Occupational Therapy Program. This Department is housed in the College of Allied Health Professions. The college has made a commitment to expand its national research prominence. Toward that end, the college is focusing its research and scholarly activity in three areas: clinical research for prevention of chronic disease, health care delivery research, and research related to education of healthcare professionals.

This position offers a great opportunity for a talented researcher with a track record of funded research; a passion for innovative team science; and expertise in musculoskeletal health or chronic disease prevention, to complement existing expertise in the College of Allied Health Professions. The growing interdisciplinary musculoskeletal and chronic disease research team values and embodies innovation, teamwork, excellence, and accountability. In addition, the members believe that interdisciplinary team science promotes success, innovative science, and personal well-being.
It is the responsibility of the faculty member during their time of employment to:

· Maintain memberships in the American Physical Therapy Association and the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association.· Retain an unencumbered PT license in the state of Nebraska, if applicable.· Travel to our Kearney, NE campus from Omaha, NE for teaching, scholarly activity/research and/or service activities as well as for designated the Physical Therapy Program and the College of Allied Health events approximately 2-4 times per year.

Research/Scholarly Activity:· Retain a successful research/scholarly activity agenda with external grant funding in musculoskeletal health or chronic disease progression.· Mentor graduate and professional students participating in or collaborating with the faculty's scholarly agenda.Education/Teaching:· Teach entry-level or graduate-level content in the Physical Therapy Program.
· Work collaboratively with students, residents, faculty, staff, administrators and colleagues in team-taught courses in the Physical Therapy Program.
· Engage with students, faculty, staff, administrators and colleagues in service and governance activities for the Program, College, University, community and profession.
· Mentor early-career faculty in research and scholarly activity.
Clinical Practice:· Optional, to be negotiated.

The CAHP clinical research laboratory is currently undergoing major renovations including increasing in size to further assist research efforts. Additional outstanding research resources available on campus to assist novice and experienced researchers alike include:

· A dedicated Clinical Research Center, staffed with research nurses and a core laboratory to assist faculty researchers with clinically based inpatient and outpatient studies.· Faculty access to the Clinical and Translational Research Support fund for acquiring pilot data for grant submissions.· Access to the UNMC Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis (CCORDA), which provides expertise in the quantitative sciences, including planning, analysis, and interpretation of findings.
· Access to numerous core facilities across multiple University of Nebraska campuses.· Numerous collaborative opportunities across the academic health sciences campus along with mentoring in research career development.

Faculty members are supported through the UNMC and CAHP career development programs in multiple domains. The premier Faculty Development Office and Interprofessional Academy of Educators offer mentorship opportunities for faculty at all stages of their career. The campus also houses a staffed state-of-the-art recording and production studio to assist faculty in creating digital learning products, research recruitment, and dissemination media. The Davis Global Center has cutting-edge simulation technology, resources and personnel dedicated to assisting in the development of interactive technologies.

UNMC's mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. UNMC values diversity in its people, ideas, and experiences to create a stronger team to achieve its goals.
Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Required Qualifications Position requirements:· Earned academic doctorate degree.
· Evidence of a national reputation in research including a record of publication activity and presentations (invited or peer-reviewed) at national professional meetings.
· Evidence of successful extramural funding support for research such as NIH R or K awards.
· Evidence of service to a professional organization and/or academic institution.
· Excellent interpersonal communication, organization and problem-solving skills
· Experience collaborating in teams and with various disciplines
· Capable of working independently and coordinating work with colleagues and peers
· Able to travel, as needed
Supplemental Qualifications 1. Experience teaching at the entry-level physical therapy or graduate level.a) If the applicant is a physical therapist, U.S. licensed, and eligible for physical therapist licensure in the state of Nebraska.
Working Environment & Physical Requirements WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The information provided below best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Office environment, Clinical environment, Lab environment Other working environment NA PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

Bending, stooping, twisting Occasionally Crawling Occasionally Driving 2-5 hours Kneeling Occasionally Reaching Occasionally Sitting 2-5 hours Standing 2-5 hours Squatting Occasionally Walking 2-5 hours EXPOSURES

Atmospheric No Blood/body fluids Yes Chemical hazards No Working on or around moving machinery No Electrical current Yes Noise No Changes of temperature/humidity No Wear PPE No Work with laboratory animals No Radiation Operating hand/power tools Yes If you answered yes to any area above, please explain Participation in clinical practice will involve direct patient contact and could involve the use of medical equipment and PPE Hand/Wrists

Fine Manipulation Yes, both Repetitive Motion Yes, both Grasping Yes, both If you selected any area above, please explain Use of computer keyboard and mouse, writing utensils, other equipment and tools used for instruction. Addtional

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description. NA EEO Statement EEO Statement

EEO Statement The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
Requisition Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have, or will you possess in the near future, a Doctoral degree in the area(s) identified in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this position?
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    • UNMC Job Site
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    • Other
  3. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.
    (Open Ended Question)

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