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    *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

    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