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Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor- Physical Therapy at Cal State, Fresno

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  • Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor- Physical Therapy at Cal State, Fresno

    Position Summary: The Department of Physical Therapy at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for one tenure track position at the Assistant Professor or the Associate Professor rank. The successful candidate will conduct clinical research and teach in at least two of the following areas of expertise: anatomy and biomechanics, neuroanatomy and clinical neurosciences, pathophysiology, exercise physiology, wellness, prosthetics and orthotics, radiology, and foundational evaluation and treatment. The ability to oversee our Gait, Balance, and Mobility Research and Education Center is desirable. Additional responsibilities include scholarly activities, advising students, student doctoral project supervision, curriculum development, collaborative research, service at all levels of the university, and community outreach.

    Overview: The Department of Physical Therapy at Fresno State has a well-established and respected Doctoral program. Our faculty members have diverse clinical and research expertise across the lifespan, including pediatric, adolescent, and aging populations of the culturally diverse Central Valley. Faculty research initiatives are broad and collaborative with faculty from across the University, including kinesiology, nursing, public health, engineering and communicative disorders (details available at In addition to grant support, faculty have received both assigned time and funding through Chancellor, Provost, and College Awards. Faculty research and faculty-led student projects have won numerous awards over the last several years.

    Department classrooms and laboratories include state-of-the-art equipment to support both teaching and research, including two research laboratories, one known as the Gait Analysis Movement Evaluation (GAME) laboratory and the other is a new Pediatrics Research laboratory. The GAME lab is currently equipped to do both Biomechanical research with technology that includes an Optotrak Camera System, Kistler Force Plates, Noraxon EMG System, CMI Humac Isokinetic Dynamometer; as well as cardiopulmonary or physiological research with technology that includes the Montara EKG Instrument and Treadmill, TrueOne Metabolic Measurement System, Spirometer and GE Logiq-e Ultrasound.

    Our faculty also has access to the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and to the Department of Nursing's Knorr Patient Simulation Lab. We have two on-site clinics (Gait, Balance & Mobility Center and Musculoskeletal Care Clinic) that provide a unique opportunity for our graduate PT students to integrate classroom learning into patient care very early on in the curriculum. The program also has a human cadaver laboratory with a filtered ventilation system an overhead dissecting camera system. In Fall 2015 the Department made its new home in a state-of-the-art new building, which expanded facilities to include two additional large teaching laboratories, as well as new faculty /staff offices, and student/faculty conference spaces.

    Required Education: For appointment, candidates must possess one of the following: 1) An earned doctorate (PhD, DSc, EdD) in Physical Therapy or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent); however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) candidates may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (8/13/16); or 2) Post- professional DPT from an accredited institution (or equivalent), with ABPTS certification or evidence of clinical excellence in desired clinical teaching areas. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires an evidence of a higher level of experience and accomplishment in teaching and scholarly productivity.

    Required Experience: 1) A minimum of three years of clinical experience in physical therapy practice; 2) Evidence of success in research and teaching expertise in at least two of the following areas: anatomy, neuroanatomy and clinical neurosciences, biomechanics, pathophysiology, exercise physiology, wellness, prosthetics and orthotics, radiology, and foundational evaluation and treatment; 3) Demonstrated ability to utilize technology to enhance instruction and student learning; 4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and; 5) Must be licensed or be eligible for endorsement for physical therapy licensure in California within two years of appointment.

    Preferred Qualifications: 1) Evidence of experience attracting external funding; 2) Evidence of collaboration with other research scientists; 3) Active participation or leadership roles within the profession of Physical Therapy or relevant professional organizations; 4) Experience in teaching using current methodologies, including online and hybrid environments, tablet enhanced instruction, and flipped classroom methodologies, and; 5) Experience or leadership in outcomes assessment and service learning. 6) Leadership roles in a clinic or research setting, 7) Experience in overseeing DPT students in the clinics with patients with complex neurological and orthopedic disorders.

    Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin March 28th, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an online application at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae, and; 3) a list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit: 1) official transcripts and 2) three current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 6 months). For inquiries, contact: Bhupinder Singh, PT PhD; Search Committee Chair; Department of Physical Therapy; email: ; Phone: 559-278-4356 or 559-278-2625.