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  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of PTHMS, Northwestern University

    Assistant/Associate Professor in Pediatrics
    Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

    The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (PTHMS), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, invites applicants for a new full-time appointment in a tenure track position in the area of Pediatrics. An emphasis on quantitative human studies related to pediatric movement control with implications for rehabilitation will be considered a strength. Teaching responsibilities will involve team-teaching in the lifespan course in our Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum and in affiliated PhD training programs—more specifically, the DPT-PhD in Engineering programs and the neuroscience-movement & rehab sciences (NUIN-MRS). The position also includes student advising, scholarship, and service on departmental committees. This position is being offered at the assistant or associate professor level. Salary is negotiable. Ideal applicants will hold a PhD/PT or PhD, with 2 or more years of post-doctoral experience and strong scholarly productivity.

    Applicants should have a strong quantitative background (engineering preferred) and will be expected to develop and maintain a distinguished externally-funded research program and contribute to the teaching and advising of graduate students (physical therapy, engineering and neuroscience). There will be a possibility to have secondary appointments in Biomedical Engineering and Pediatrics. The collaborative environment at Northwestern University is exceptionally strong, with opportunities for interactions with faculty in additional departments including the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiology and Orthopedic Surgery. Appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor will be considered. Salary is commensurate with experience. For further information on our faculty and research programs please see, and

    Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

    Applicants should submit PDF versions of a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, a statement of research interests and a statement of teaching interests (up to 3 pages each) to the Chair of the Pediatric Search Committee (contact information below). The cover letter should also be addressed to the Chair of the Pediatric Search Committee. Applications received before March 25, 2017 will receive full consideration but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews are expected to begin as early as April, 2017. The earliest starting date is September 1, 2017. Send application materials to:

    Erin Cottingham
    Search Committee Coordinator
    Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences
    645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite # 1100, Chicago, IL 60611