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Tenure Track/Clinical Associate or Assistant Professor

University of Vermont
Essex, VT
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

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The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) at the University of Vermont (UVM) invite applications for a 9 month tenure-track assistant professor with extramural funding potential.

Successful candidates will be physical therapists who hold a research intensive academic doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DSc) and who have or are eligible for licensure in the state of Vermont. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed post-doctoral fellowship training; however, all qualified applicants are welcome to apply. Candidates are expected to have an interest in collaborative teamwork and be committed to scholarship, teaching, and service. Primary teaching responsibilities will be based on programmatic needs and content expertise. Individuals with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are desirable as establishing a diverse and inclusive culture is a priority at the University of Vermont.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

* A research intensive academic doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, etc).
* A Physical Therapist who is licensed in any United States jurisdiction and eligible for licensure in Vermont.
* Strong communication and collaborative skills.

The DPT faculty model academic, clinical and research expertise, in addition to innovative teaching and learning opportunities ( The small class size of 40 students allows for a variety of teaching approaches between clinical and tenure-track faculty, as well as time for clinical and scholarly activity. The DPT program is an integral component of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UVM. Uniquely positioned on the UVM main campus, along with our academic colleagues in Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering, Nutrition, Education, and Psychology and our clinical colleagues at the University of Vermont Medical Center/Health Network, the College provides an exciting academic environment with excellent collaborative relationship potential for new faculty. The College fosters excellence in research, teaching and learning, interprofessional education, and practice collaborations within a stimulating academic medical center environment.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science is comprised of several related disciplines which includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, physical activity and wellness science, integrative health, and emergency medicine programs. A Master's degree in Physical Activity and Wellness Science and an interprofessional Ph.D. in Interprofessional Health Sciences also contribute to our growing department. Departmental facilities include the Human Motion Analysis laboratory which houses multiple force plates, EMG, and three-dimensional biomechanical equipment for static and dynamic human movement research; a physical activity and exercise behavior lab; and a neurophysiology lab that utilizes TMS and EEG. Teaching space includes our recently renovated 2,700 sq-ft lab equipped with contemporary teaching technology. Students and faculty also have access to our state-of-the-art, collaborative, interprofessional Clinical Simulation Laboratory.

The University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution and medical center. The University is home to 11,600 undergraduates, 1,627 graduate students, 483 medical students and 4,125 full- and part-time faculty and staff. Located in Burlington, Vermont (perennially voted one of America's most exciting small cities), UVM's setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green Mountain ranges, inspires visitors and residents alike.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, scholarship, and/or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect,Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.


Applicants must include the following: 1) letter of interest with stated qualifications for the position, 2) a research statement , 3) a teaching statement, 4) a statement on advancing diversity and inclusive excellence mission of the university, 5) three professional references, and 6) a curriculum vitae (CV).Apply at the following link: (search for the position using the department name "Rehabilitation & Movement Science")


Mathew Failla PT, PhD; Search Committee Chair


Telephone: (802) 656-3823

Job Open Date 10/10/2023 Job Close Date Category Academic/Faculty

Position Information

Posting Number F2817PO Department Rehab & Movement Sci/56020 Advertising/Posting Title Tenure Track/Clinical Associate or Assistant Professor FLSA Exempt Position Number 016768 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term (months) 9

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