The Physical Therapy Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure track/tenure position at the assistant, associate or full professor level in the area of orthopedics or a related field of rehabilitation.

The desired candidate must possess a PhD degree in anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation science, epidemiology, or a related field with a degree in physical therapy. A productive publication history in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated potential to secure competitive, extramural research funding are essential characteristics. Experience in teaching graduate and/or professional courses in orthopedics therapeutic exercise, and/or another rehabilitation-related field is desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program in their area of expertise, contribute to professional and graduate instruction through teaching and course development, mentor post-graduate students, and contribute to the growth of an already internationally recognized scholarly portfolio within the Department.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is the largest institution of higher learning in the Chicago area UIC is one of the top 96 research universities in the United States receiving the highest research classification by the Carnegie Foundation and is ranked 11th in the World for Universities under 50 years old. UIC consists of 15 colleges and schools, offers more than 93 programs of study leading to a baccalaureate degree, 86 programs leading to a master’s degree and 58 doctoral programs. It is one of only 4 universities in the nation with a full complement of 6 health science colleges. UIC offers more graduate study in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health than any other health institution in the nation. The UIC College of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with NIH funding that ranks in the top third among medical schools.

The environment within the College of Applied Health Sciences is optimal for scientists committed to translational research (Bench to Bedside to Community). It is the laboratory “home” for approximately 20 PIs with primary appointments in 5 departments. There is an extensive cross utilization of individual equipment and human resources that promotes an intermingling of people and ideas that transcends the boundaries of laboratories. The UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System provides access of junior investigators to scientific expertise as well as resources necessary to complete their studies. Interactions exist between exercise physiologists, molecular biologists, physical and occupational therapists, kinesiologists, nutritionists and physicians interested in clinical research providing a broad network for research collaboration.

Physical Therapy is a Department within the College of Applied Health Sciences. The Department currently has 7 tenure/ tenure-track faculty and 7 clinical faculty who provide the following programs: Doctor or Physical Therapy (DPT), Master of Science and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, and a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

Applications are requested by October 14th, 2013. . The preferred start date for this position is January 2014 but is negotiable. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest outlining their research and scholarship, teaching interests/experience and professional service, curriculum vita, three publications in electronic format, and the names and contact information of three academic references. For further information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Alex Aruin at Please refer to job code (F1300652). All applicants must submit an online application through To apply, click on the following link:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an AA/EOE. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.