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Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions Open - Saint Louis University Physical Therapy

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  • Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions Open - Saint Louis University Physical Therapy

    Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for two tenure-track 9-month faculty appointments in the Program in Physical Therapy. Investigators with backgrounds in physical therapy or related disciplines who are committed to advancing the science and/or practice of physical therapy are encouraged to apply.

    Saint Louis University is a Carnegie R2 (Higher Research Activity) university with state-of-the-art education, research, and clinical facilities, and a current enrollment of approximately 13,000 students, 5,000 graduate and 8,000 undergraduate. With a 5-year goal of doubling the university’s research productivity, the Office of the Vice President for Research is committed to supporting faculty research through expanded services related to research innovation, faculty development, and administrative support. There are collaborative opportunities on campus including existing and developing innovative centers of excellence, and a recent hospital partnership with a large, local, leading health care system where a new $550M Hospital and Ambulatory Care Center are being built on campus which will open in September 2020. Residing in the Doisy College of Health Sciences on the Medical Campus, the Program in Physical Therapy prepares physical therapy practitioners through its entry-level DPT curriculum. The Program’s 15 full-time faculty engage in teaching, research and service to the University, profession and St. Louis community. Consistent with the research goals of the College and University, faculty in the Program in Physical Therapy are committed to enhancing the Program’s research profile via implementation of a newly developed research strategic plan. In addition, the College is actively pursuing development plans for initiating dynamic, interdisciplinary PhD education.

    Position Expectations: The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research (50% of workload), obtain external funding for research, teach in an area of expertise, and provide service to the University, profession, and community.

    Position Qualifications:
    · Required
    o Academic doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD)
    o A defined research agenda with a record of peer-reviewed publication(s)
    o Successful record of grant submission and/or funding
    o Evidence of teaching experience at the university level
    · Preferred
    o Current physical therapist license in the United States, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands
    o Postdoctoral fellowship training

    Saint Louis University is in the heart of Midtown St. Louis, 5 minutes from the Gateway Arch and downtown St Louis. The campus is adjacent to Grand Center, home to more than 30 art organizations that demonstrate the depth and diversity of St. Louis’ cultural life. An international airport and MetroLink transit system are part of a vibrant, diverse, affordable, and family-friendly metropolitan area. St. Louis is home to professional athletic teams and numerous beautiful city parks including Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States and home of the 2017 USA Today Readers’ Choice for Best U.S. Zoo.

    Saint Louis University offers a competitive total compensation package, including start-up funds, tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience.

    Position is available August 20, 2018. Screening will begin on or after November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must be made online at Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae. Any questions regarding this position can be directed to:

    Gretchen Salsich, PT, PhD, Search Committee Chairperson
    Saint Louis University
    Program in Physical Therapy
    3437 Caroline Street
    Saint Louis, MO 63104
    Phone 314:977-8505

    Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages nominations of and applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
    Last edited by Gretchen Salsich; October 24, 2017, 02:59 PM. Reason: Because it posted before I had a chance to edit it.