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Tenure-track Faculty Position, Univ of Montana, School of Physical Therapy

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  • Tenure-track Faculty Position, Univ of Montana, School of Physical Therapy

    The School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Montana invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position that is open due to retirement. The candidate for this position is responsible for teaching, research and service to support the missions of the School, College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences and the University.

    Primary teaching needs include Neuroscience and Research Methods. Secondary teaching needs presently met by adjunct faculty include Pediatrics, Psychology of Illness, and Prosthetics&Orthotics. Opportunities exist for a well-qualified candidate to teach in their area of expertise and interests. In addition, successful candidates will be expected to have evidence of a strong research program that enhances current initiatives within the School, College and University.

    A qualified candidate could also be considered for research and leadership contributions within the Neural Injury Center (NIC). The NIC is engaged in inter-professional, collaborative brain injury research as well as public and clinical education related to neural injuries.

    The School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science is highly regarded for its academic, clinical practice and research programs. The School hosts four productive research laboratories with local, regional, national and international collaborations. In addition, clinical practice and research opportunities exist within the Neural Injury Center and the Nora Staael Evert Clinic, which serve clients related to sports, orthopedics, neurologic and mobility impairments. Applicants are encouraged to visit the School and College webpages to learn more.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Earned terminal academic doctorate or medical doctorate degree
    • Evidence of scholarship, including publications in peer-reviewed journals
    • Teaching experience in undergraduate or graduate programs
    • Capable of acquiring extramural funding
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with diverse populations
    • Ability to collaborate, solve problems and be flexible
    • Demonstrated ability to learn, develop and apply new technologies

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Postdoctoral experience
    • Established record of obtaining extramural funding
    • Leadership and administrative experience
    • MT Licensed Physical Therapist OR Eligible for Physical Therapy Licensure in the State of Montana

    About UM and Missoula
    The University of Montana is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. UM offers a unique opportunity for professional growth in a magnificent environment. Nestled in at the base of Mount Sentinel and on the banks of the Clark Fork River, UM campus has been described as one of the most beautiful in the US. The region boasts unparalleled year around recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and culture community.

    The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with an eye on creating success for every employee by appreciating the uniqueness that each person brings to the workplace. UM strongly encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities. This position is eligible for veterans' preference in accordance with Montana State Law.

    How to Apply:
    Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 21, 2017.
    Link for applying :

    Applicants are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button on the website. Step 5 "Attachments" in the online application process is where you may upload additional materials. Only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

    • A letter of interest describing qualifications
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references

    For more information contact:
    Susan Ostertag, PT, DPT, NCS
    Search Committee Chair
    School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
    The University of Montana
    Missoula, MT 59812
    406.243.2517 - office
    406.243.2795 - fax

    Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment
    In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
    ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference
    Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
    References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
    Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
    Last edited by Ryan Mizner; May 15, 2017, 05:25 PM.