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06-25-2010, 03:29 AM

*Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences*

*Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University*

The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (DPTHMS),
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine invites applicants
for a new full-time, 12-month appointment on the non-tenure clinical
scholar track in the area of rehabilitation robotics and physical
therapy. The applicant that will be chosen for this position will be on
a three year contract, and once promoted to full professor, a six year
contract is available, renewal contingent on performance. Salary is

Ideal applicants will have a clinical doctorate in physical therapy and
should have completed post-doctoral research training in rehabilitation
robotics in both basic science and clinical applications. Applicants
should demonstrate a successful record of research, reflected in
extramural grant acquisition and collaboration and publication in high
quality peer-reviewed journals. Experience in research with human
subjects with brain injury is required in addition to significant
exposure to the field of rehabilitation robotics in the context of
conceptualization, development, testing, and implementation. It is
anticipated that this faculty member will contribute to the department
and the professional education program through research, teaching,
supervision of faculty sponsored research, student advising and
department committee responsibilities. Collaborations with faculty in
the Departments of PTHMS, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering as well
as in our interdepartmental neuroscience program are available and will
be strongly encouraged.

DPTHMS is a part of the vibrant educational and cultural community of
Northwestern University. There is an abundance of high quality research,
teaching and clinical opportunities within the McGaw Medical Center,
which includes the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern
Memorial Hospital and Children's Memorial Medical Center. This position
represents a significant opportunity for the well-qualified candidate.

We are located on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University, between
Lake Michigan and North Michigan Avenue along "Chicago's Magnificent
Mile." The Department includes a strong, talented faculty engaged in
research, teaching and clinical practice. For more information about our
Department, please visit http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nupthms.

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is
contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred
start date is September 1, 2010. Interested applicants should send a
letter of application, curriculum vitae, research agenda, statement of
teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of three professional
references to:

Dr. Jane Sullivan

Search Committee Chair

Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite # 1100, Chicago, IL 60611

Telephone: (312) 908-6789; fax: (312) 908-0741; e-mail:

David A. Brown, PT, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Post-Professional Education
Department of Physical Therapy& Human Movement Sciences
Director of NUPTHMS Locomotor Control Laboratory
Adjunct Faculty -- Departments of Physical Medicine& Rehabilitation; Biomedical Engineering

645 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611
(p) 312-908-0976
(f) 312-908-0741