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  • Physical Therapy Faculty Position at Univ. of New Mexico - Motion Lab Research

    Position Description:
    Applications are invited for a full-time 12-month, open track faculty position (rank and track dependent on qualifications) in a 3-year entry-level DPT Program ), with ten core faculty positions and a small, culturally diverse student body (30 students per class). The Program currently has its teaching mission well managed with excellent student outcomes. We are seeking a faculty member whose primary charge would be scholarship.

    Faculty responsibilities (of the successful candidate) include:
    1. Primary responsibility will be to develop and maintain a strong scholarship record within the Division. Content of research efforts is flexible and candidate specific and will be strongly supported, however, we have a new state of the art motion analysis laboratory that is a core facility for the Division and ready to be an ideal tool for scholarship productivity.
    2. University service
    3. Student advisement and mentorship
    4. Teaching within area of expertise

    Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position requires an academic individual who has the skill set to succeed in a research intensive environment.

    The University of New Mexico Division of Physical Therapy is located in the culturally diverse city of Albuquerque which lies in the high desert ecosystem in central New Mexico. The city straddles the Rio Grande River and is bordered by the Sandia Mountains on the East and a string of five inactive volcanoes on the West. A number of Native American Reservations and Pueblos exist in or near the city. Besides being renowned for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, numerous hiking and biking trails are within easy access and river rafting and skiing are just around the corner. UNM is accredited by the Higher Leaning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Physical Therapy Program has been accredited since its inception in 1976. The School of Medicine has a state of the art Anatomy Lab which we utilize. The Physical Therapy Program has a state-of-the-art motion analysis lab for research and educational use.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Physical Therapist with an academic research based doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, or equivalent in physical therapy or appropriately related field) by date of hire. Prior academic or clinical teaching experience, and at least 3 years of physical therapy clinical experience. Must be eligible for PT licensure in the state of NM.
    • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated academic research record including peer reviewed publications and success in obtaining grant funding at an ongoing and significant level.
    • Greater than 3 years’ experience as a full-time faculty member in an entry-level physical therapy educational program.
    • Clear and supported (via references) potential for the development of an academic research record including peer reviewed publications and success in obtaining grant funding at an ongoing and significant level.
    • Demonstrated ability to serve as a research and scholarship mentor to junior faculty (including students).
    • Relevant additional education (e.g., fellowship, residency, related degree).

    Starting Date:

    Summer 2016. For best consideration, applications must be received by January 6, 2016; however, position will remain open until filled.

    UNM’s confidentiality policy (“Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment,” UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at

    The University of New Mexico offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. For complete details of this position and to apply, access Faculty Postings at Reference posting #0832415.

    Complete applications must include: Cover Letter, C.V., and three Letters of Recommendation emphasizing record of ongoing ability and/or strong commitment and potential ability in scholarship and grantsmanship. Examples of mentorship of junior faculty (and students) should be included.

    Letters of recommendation may be emailed or mailed to Amy Dunlap, Program Manager, Email: , mailing address: Division of Physical Therapy, MSC 09 5230, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

    Inquiries may be directed to: Ron Andrews, PT, PhD, Search Committee Chair, Email: Phone: (505) 272-6740 or 272-5756.

    The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

    Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.

    This position may be subject to criminal record screening in accordance with NM law.