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    The School of Physical Therapy at is inviting applications for a full time,
    ten-month tenure track position Endowed Professor at the Associate/Full
    Professor level in the professional preparation Doctor of Physical Therapy
    (DPT) Program. Highly qualified candidates may be considered for hire as a
    tenured Professor at the level commensurate with their experience. The
    position is primarily a research development position with some teaching
    required. Teaching responsibilities will be in content areas that match
    the applicant’s scholarship and departmental needs. Other responsibilities
    include advising and mentoring students and taking an active role in
    department and university service and professional development. Candidates
    with research expertise in the areas of biomechanics/kinesiology,
    neurological or exercise physiology/cardiopulmonary rehabilitation are
    strongly encouraged to apply.

    The Physical Therapy Department is poised to initiate collaborative
    research projects with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
    in the area of virtual reality rehabilitation for neurological clients.
    Start up money is available for these projects. This faculty member will
    be expected to pursue funded research programs and have significant
    involvement with the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, & Simulation Center
    ( VMASC is one of the world’s leading university
    research centers for computer modeling, simulation, and visualization.

    Minimum qualifications include: a doctoral degree in a related field and a
    record of research and scholarly activity. Effective communication skills
    are required.

    Old Dominion University is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research
    –extensive institution enrolling more than 21,000 students, with 6,000
    graduate students. The School of Physical Therapy resides in the College
    of Health Sciences. The School of Physical Therapy has approximately 40
    students in each of three classes. Physical therapy faculty also
    contribute to advising and research in the College of Health Sciences’
    doctoral degree in Health Services Research, as well as with doctoral
    students enrolled in the Human Movement Science degree in the School of
    Exercise Science, Sport, Physical Education and Recreation Department. The
    School of Physical Therapy’s new facilities houses a 1400 square feet
    research laboratory adjacent to the teaching laboratory. The candidate
    will have an integral role in developing and directing the research
    laboratory to achieve significant successes in developing cutting-edge
    research and external funding. Start-up money is available for developing
    the research laboratory. The university’s main campus is in Norfolk,
    Virginia, a major seaport /resort area with a population in excess of 1.5
    million people.

    Application materials should be sent to or Dr. Beth Jamali,
    Chair of Search Committee, 3118 Health Sciences Building, Old Dominion
    University, Norfolk, VA 23529. Electronic submissions are encouraged.
    Please submit a letter of interest addressing the responsibilities and
    qualifications stated above, a current curriculum vitae, and the names,
    addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three references.
    Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the
    position is filled.

    Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
    employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control
    Act of 1986.

    Please respond to Dr. Beth Jamali (

    Stacie I. Ringleb, Ph.D.
    Research Scientist
    Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center
    Old Dominion University
    7000 College Drive
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    phone: (757) 686-6230
    fax: (757) 686-6214