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Fred Wentorf
04-20-2004, 03:37 AM
The Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota is inviting
applications for a yearly renewable faculty position at the rank of
Assistant Professor. Candidates with exceptional credentials will be
considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full

This position is newly created to expand current faculty in support of a
newly developed professional doctorate, the Doctor of Physical Therapy
(DPT) degree program and requires a PhD in Physical Therapy or a related
field. Responsibilities include teaching biomechanics and other areas of
content expertise, performing faculty research, supervising graduate
student research and pursuing extramural funding. Research experience and
productivity is expected as well as integral involvement in the PhD Program
in Rehabilitation Sciences. Preference will be given to an applicant with a
clinical degree in physical therapy and past orthopaedic clinical
experience, but applicants without a clinical degree will be considered.

Candidates should demonstrate strong evidence or promise as successful
scientists and teachers and have enthusiasm for participating in faculty
governance and professional service.

The Program in Physical Therapy is an academic unit with a 60-year history
within the School of Medicine, and upholds a strong national
reputation. The University of Minnesota is a major public research
institution with substantial opportunities for collaborative work with
well-established senior faculty in physical therapy and other medical and
biomedical disciplines. Currently, Physical Therapy faculty are active in
federally funded research and state-of-the-art teaching in areas of muscle
adaptations with aging and immobilization, neuroplasticity and fMRI,
balance and fall prevention, and biomechanical mechanisms of injury and
methods of rehabilitation for musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Anticipated start date: August of 2004. Applications will be reviewed upon
receipt. Search will remain open until the position is
filled. Applications should include your curriculum vitae, a cover letter
outlining your research and teaching experience, and the names of three
references. For further information or to submit an application contact:

Richard P. Di Fabio, PhD, PT
Chair, Search Committee
Program in Physical Therapy
MMC 388, The University of Minnesota
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 626-4973

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.

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