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02-25-2011, 01:44 PM
The Landon Center on Aging and the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center invite applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants must have a PhD, and a background in gait and/or balance from fields such as physical/occupational therapy, audiology/vestibular physiology, biomechanics, engineering, kinesiology, exercise physiology, neuroscience or other appropriate fields. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an active research program, obtain external funding, and mentor PhD students. Generous laboratory space and equipment are available in the Human Performance Laboratory at the Landon Center on Aging, where the successful candidate will play a leadership role. While the successful candidate is anticipated to have their academic appointment in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, a secondary appointment in another appropriate department is possible, such as Mechanical Engineering, Occupational Therapy Education, Exercise Science, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Audiology, or Orthopedic Surgery.
The Landon Center on Aging is an interdisciplinary center that conducts, sponsors and supports the development of educational, clinical, and research programs related to aging. The research faculty focus on healthy aging, as well as diseases and disorders contributing to cognitive and motor impairment in aging populations, including stroke, Parkinsonís disease and Alzheimerís disease. To learn more about the center, please visit our web site at http://www2.kumc.edu/coa/.
The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a well-established program offering an entry-level DPT degree, a post-professional DPT degree, a PhD in Rehabilitation Science, and a joint DPT-PhD degree. The program is ranked 12th in the nation among PT programs at public institutions by U.S. News and World Report. The faculty has diverse research expertise in the areas of aging, wellness and fitness, diabetes, stroke, Parkinsonís disease, peripheral joint injuries and scoliosis. To learn more about the department, please visit our web site at www.ptrs.kumc.edu.
Interested individuals should apply online at https://jobs.kumc.edu. Applications will be accepted immediately.
Salary and start-up package will be commensurate with experience.
Questions can be directed to:
Randolph J. Nudo, PhD
Mail Stop 1005
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-1247
rnudo@kumc.edu

Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PhD, PT
Mail Stop 2002
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6733
lbittel@kumc.edu