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James Thomas
12-13-2002, 03:30 AM

We are currently searching for individuals with expertise in
Neurorehabilitation, Neuroscience, and/or Motor Control for our entry-level
doctoral program (DPT). Appointment can be made as an Assistant, Associate,
or full Professor depending on qualifications and experience. The
appointment is a nine-month tenure track position with the likelihood of
additional teaching possibilities in the summer quarter as well. Research
start-up funds are available and negotiable for the individual with a
defined research agenda. The program anticipates approval of the
entry-level DPT (January 2003) which will begin in June 2003. Two new
faculty positions have been made available concomitant with the change in
curriculum. An earned doctoral degree is required for a Group I faculty
position (tenure-track). Eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist
in Ohio and clinical expertise in neurorehabilitation is preferred for one
of the positions. Teaching responsibilities include supervision of students
in research activities.

Ohio University, the oldest university in the Northwest Territory, is
located in the beautiful hills of southeastern Ohio. It is home to
approximately 20,000 students and 988 full-time faculty. The program enjoys
excellent support from the University. The first baccalaureate degree class
graduated in 1986. We transitioned to an entry-level masterís degree in
1996, the first public program in the state of Ohio to do so. We are now
poised to transition to the doctoral degree in physical therapy. We
currently have 9 full-time faculty, including the Director, and admit up to
36 students each year. Teaching excellence is valued at Ohio University.
Teaching workloads vary, but generally consist of one to two courses per
quarter. There are four research laboratories within the School that boast
state-of-the-art research equipment, and the capability to use the animal
facilities exists as well. The University offers support to beginning
researchers or to those finishing a research project through generous
internal grants. The Office of Sponsored Research offers excellent support
for preparation and submission of external grants. Active mentorship for
pre-tenure faculty is available from senior faculty. Collaboration with
other scientists is available within the School, the College, and the

Please send inquiries regarding these positions to Averell S. Overby, P.T.,
Dr.P.H., Director, Ohio University School of Physical Therapy. Phone number
is 740-593-2624; fax is 740-593-0292; e-mail at overbya@ohio.edu. Review of
applications will begin in January 2003. To apply, please send a letter, a
curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three
references to Dr. Overby at W290 Grover Center, Ohio University, Athens,
Ohio 45701.

James S Thomas, PhD, PT
Assistant Professor
W277 Grover Center
Athens Ohio 45701

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