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Tenure Track Faculty Position (Open Rank), Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University, High Point, NC, USA

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  • Tenure Track Faculty Position (Open Rank), Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University, High Point, NC, USA

    The Department of Physical Therapy in the Congdon School of Health Sciences at High Point University is pleased to invite applications for a 12-month, full time tenure track faculty position. We seek a highly motivated individual with expertise in human movement analysis and human performance. Qualified candidates may join our faculty at any rank (open rank) dependent on qualifications. Ideal candidates will have a history of scholarly excellence, including peer-reviewed publications, extramural grant funding, and mentoring of student researchers.

    The Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University offers all the resources of a research-intensive institution with the quality of life of a small, private institution. We offer two outstanding, state-of-the-art movement analysis laboratory spaces (18,000 sq ft) in the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory (HBAPL) and the Virtual Reality and Clinical Gait Analysis Laboratory (VRCGAL). The HBAPL includes 48, 3D motion capture cameras strategically placed to include coverage of hardwood court, running and turf functional areas, 14 tri-axial force platforms, a high-speed instrumented force treadmill, integrated wireless EMG, and pressure distribution systems. The HBAPL also contains a fully automated Golf Simulator, a climate-controlled Environmental Chamber and a fully equipped wet lab for cell culture, tissue and serum assays. The VRCGAL has a virtual reality treadmill, an overhead body support device, exoskeleton, and a forceplate mat. In addition, the Department of Physical Therapy has state-of-the-art imaging facilities including an Esaote .25T G-scan Brio WB-MRI scanner, a CurveBeam LineUP WB Extremity CT imaging system, a Hologic DXA scanner, and several Esaote MyLabAlpha musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound scanners.

    Responsibilities will include:
    • Conducting collaborative research resulting in peer-reviewed publications and national presentations.
    • Mentoring Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student research.
    • Seeking extramural grant funding to support research agenda.
    • Teaching in DPT program courses as expertise and department needs dictate.
    • Contributing to the Department, School, and University through service, clinical practice, and/or clinical mentorship as agreed to in the variable workload policy.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
    • Earned doctorate (PhD, DSc) degree in a physical therapy-related field.
    • History of peer-reviewed publication and an established or emerging research agenda.
    • Potential for extramural grant funding.
    • Willingness to contribute actively to the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the department, school and university.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Earned DPT with current physical therapy license and/or eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina.
    • History of teaching in a DPT program.
    • Specialty certification.
    • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills

    Qualified individuals should submit a single electronic file (pdf) including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and research statement at (R0003481). Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    For more information about the Department of Physical Therapy, the Congdon School of Health Sciences and High Point University, visit our website at

    Questions can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. David R. Sinacore PT, PhD, FAPTA, at

    At High Point University the faculty and staff are devoted to ensuring every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. High Point University is a God, family and country school.

    High Point University does not sponsor H1-B Visas. High Point University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses. The University considers a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core component of our mission and encourages all applicants to apply.

    Paul Kline, PT, DPT, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    High Point University