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Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University

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  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University

    The expanding Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University (CMU) in Mount Pleasant, Michigan invites applicants for two full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Expertise in adult and/or pediatric neurological rehabilitation is preferred for one position; and in the areas of orthopedic or general physical therapy practice for the other position. Individuals with other areas of expertise are encouraged to apply. The anticipated start date is January 2016 or an alternative negotiated start date. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefits package is available, and research start-up funds may be available based on candidate’s research agenda and needs.

    The Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy was expanded to a second location on the Campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan in the Fall of 2014. Both faculty positions will be located at the Mount Pleasant campus, but the prospective faculty members will be expected to use technology to provide synchronous learning to all students within the program.

    The prospective faculty member will have access to a motion analysis facility equipped with a 12-camera Vicon motion capture system, 3 AMTI force plates, several EMG systems, NeuroCom Balance Master, diagnostic ultrasound and virtual reality equipment. The faculty member will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines.

    Required: Terminal academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc in Physical Therapy or related fields); doctoral candidates (ABD) will also be considered if completed by start date. Must be eligible for Michigan Physical Therapist licensure. Applicants for the Assistant Professor position must show the potential for future successful teaching and/or research; Applicants for the Associate Professor must have prior experience of successful teaching and/or research at the Assistant Professor rank.

    • Teach doctoral-level physical therapy courses in the area of expertise.
    • Contribute to the scholarship within the physical therapy program in the area of expertise.
    • Academic and research advising for students.
    • Maintain a standard of excellence in teaching, research and service as outlined by the CMU Faculty Agreement and the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences Bylaws

    General Information:
    Central Michigan University was established in 1892 and is among the nation’s 100 largest public universities. As a tier-one university, CMU serves nearly 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus. It also enrolls more than 7,000 students and working adults online and at 50 out-of-state locations.
    CMU delivers a superior educational experience for students that is built on close relationships with faculty and staff, hands-on learning including undergraduate research, an emphasis on leadership and volunteerism, and a global perspective.
    With a $440 million budget, CMU offers more than 200 academic programs from the undergraduate to doctoral levels. Premier programs include the sciences, business, accounting, health professions, communications, teacher preparation, educational leadership, engineering, neuroscience, psychology, apparel merchandising design, music, and political science. In 2013, CMU launched the nation’s 137th College of Medicine.
    CMU offers top NCAA Division I athletics. The university is located in a classic college community in the heart of mid-Michigan, where residents find active outdoor features, family attractions and Midwestern life in a vibrant university culture.
    The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions consists of four academic units (Physical Education and Sport, Communication Disorders, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Science). It offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in audiology, communication disorders, community health education, health services administration, school health education, physical therapy, physician assistant, exercise science, substance abuse prevention, health promotion, speech-language pathology, physical education, athletic training, athletic coaching and sport management, delivered by 100+ faculty/staff. CMU's website is The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions website is

    Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through an on-line process beginning at: Electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Ksenia Ustinova at 989-774-2699 or email

    CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see