Associate Chair of Clinical Practice

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 applications for
a new full-time, 12 month appointment in a non-tenure track position as
Associate Chair in the area of Clinical Practice. Applicants must be
physical therapists with a masters or doctoral academic degree in a related
discipline and experience in clinical leadership. This position is offered
at the Assistant Professor level. Salary is negotiable.

Responsibilities of this position will be to:

create clinical practice opportunities through visionary
leadership and innovative thinking that complement the research and
education components of DPTHMS

realize creative solutions for integrating an academic faculty
practice with high-level education opportunities for doctoral physical
therapy students

collaborate or lead in the development of credentialed physical
therapy residencies and fellowships

teach in related content areas in the DPT curriculum

The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership experience in inpatient and
outpatient physical therapy clinical practice and have the ability to
recruit talented clinicians. References should demonstrate the ability to
build collaborative relationships among parties with different backgrounds
and goals. Illinois state physical therapy licensure or eligibility is

The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences is a part of
the vibrant educational and cultural community of Northwestern University
. There is an abundance of high quality
teaching, research and clinical experiences 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 in
fostering clinical physical therapy practice collaborations within these

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,
faculty engaged in teaching, research
, and clinical practice. For more information about
our Department, please visit

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 September 30, 2009 with an anticipated
start date of April, 2010.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, statement of
clinical managerial experience and business philosophy, curriculum vitae,
and the names and addresses of three professional references to:

Dr. Antoinette Sander

Search Committee Chair

Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

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

Telephone: (312) 908-9060; fax: (312) 908-0741; e-mail: