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09-17-2006, 12:37 AM
Motor Control Faculty Position

Position: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Institution: University of Hartford

Location: West Hartford, Connecticut

Date Posted: Sept 15, 2006

Application deadline: Open until filled

The University of Hartford Department of Physical Therapy in the
College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions seeks an
Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy. This is a 10-month, tenure-
track position, with primary specialization in motor control/motor
learning. Preferred secondary areas of interest include
neurorehabilitation, statistics, biomechanics, or exercise
physiology. Start date is August 2007. Qualifications include
completion of an academic doctoral degree in related field (e.g.,
PhD, EdD, ScD) by date of hire and expertise in motor control and
motor learning. Other preferred qualities include demonstration of
success in working with diverse populations of students and clients,
previous teaching experience, publications in appropriate journals,
and capability of establishing a research agenda with potential to
attract external funding. Job responsibilities will include teaching
motor control, motor learning and research methodology, mentoring
student research, engaging in independent scholarly activity,
collaborating with current faculty in physical therapy and biomedical
engineering, student advising, professional service, and curriculum

The University of Hartford Physical Therapy Department has
implemented a DPT degree program with both freshman and post-
baccalaureate entry into the curriculum. Co-teaching and
collaborative research are common expectations for members of the
faculty. Available for use are three research laboratories
containing an un-weighting treadmill gait system, a pressure mapping
system, and a real-time data acquisition and analysis system that
provides monitoring of 3D motion analysis (passive video and real-
time active marker), 8 channels of EMG, and force platforms, with
simultaneous control of external signaling (e.g., sound, light) to
permit feedback experimentation on human posture, balance, gait and
other activities. Applicants who are not physical therapists will be
considered. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Hartford is an independent, comprehensive
institution of higher education with an annual enrollment of
approximately 5,500 undergraduate students and approximately 1,700
graduate students. The University’s spacious and scenic, 320-acre,
wooded main campus, is located in suburban West Hartford, just
minutes from downtown Hartford and within a few hours of New York and
Boston. As the state capital, Hartford offers the vitality of a city
in a smaller, more intimate atmosphere. The arts, entertainment,
dining, and cultural opportunities of the city reflect the diversity
of its citizens. The University of Hartford prides itself on being a
private university with a public purpose. Faculty, students, and
staff are actively engaged in the Hartford community.

The campus features a modern sports and recreation complex, a
performing arts center, an outpatient physical therapy clinic, and an
integrated science and technology complex for the health sciences,
engineering, and the physical sciences. Potential candidates are
invited to visit the University Web site (www.hartford.edu) to learn
more about the University and the surrounding community.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application with a
brief statement of professional objectives, curriculum vitae and a
listing of three professional references to Dr. John S. Leard, Chair,
Search Committee, Department of Physical Therapy, 200 Bloomfield Ave,
Dana 410 D, West Hartford, CT 06117; (phone: 860-768-5419; e-mail:
leard@hartford.edu). University of Hartford is an EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.
Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Kevin A. Ball PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Hartford
Department of Physical Therapy
200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
Rm: ISET/Dana 410B
Phone: 860-768-5806
FAX: 860-768-4558
email: keball@hartford.edu