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Assistant/Associate Professor- Physical Therapy

Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, IL 60064
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Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty
Location: North Chicago, IL, US

Position Summary:

The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS), College of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy is seeking to fill a full-time, 12-month, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position will be structured so that the majority of efforts are directed toward independent scholarship, preferably working in synergy with research conducted within the Physical Therapy Movement Analysis Laboratory. The Movement Analysis Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for characterizing human motion. Opportunities for teaching and service are also components of this position.

The successful candidate shall demonstrate a program of extramurally funded research and robust publication history. Candidates with a high potential for funding as evidenced by refereed publication history, a clear research agenda, and/or grant submission history may also be considered. In addition, candidates shall embody congruence with our mission and values of altruism, excellence, integrity, social responsibility, and civility; and exhibit readiness to uphold the Universitys and Programs focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates who identify as Black, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, as well those from educationally or socially disadvantaged backgrounds, medically underserved geographical areas, or other minoritized backgrounds that are underrepresented in physical therapy are especially encouraged to apply.

To be considered, applicants should submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and statement of research interest.

Who We Are:

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is a graduate health sciences university committed to serving the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving wellness. All five postgraduate health professions schools and colleges embody the spirit of inquiry and excellence modeled by our namesake pioneering woman scientist, Dr. Rosalind Franklin. RFUMS is nationally recognized for its research in areas including neuroscience, brain-related diseases, inherited disorders, proteomics, cancer cell biology and immunology, cardiac resuscitation, and gait and balance. As part of our efforts to enhance the depth and breadth of research at RFUMS and to facilitate the translation of our basic science research to the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and identification of biomarkers in order to improve human health, a new Innovation and Research Park was constructed and opened in January 2020.

RFUMS is located in the city of North Chicago, Illinois, between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As such, RFUMS is centered in a richly diverse community that boasts a broad cultural, religious, and ethnic heritage. RFUMS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive educational and work environment where every persons worth and dignity are valued and nurtured.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Cultivate a well-defined scholarly agenda through the conduction of research studies as a principal investigator and the submission of scholarship products (i.e. manuscripts, presentations) to grow and develop departmental research
  • Submit grants for extramural funding
  • Teaching in the candidates area(s) of expertise
  • Participate in professional service activities at the program, college, university, or professional level
  • Student advising
  • Participate in admission interviews
  • Attend department meetings
  • Promote effective working relationships among faculty, staff, and students
  • Act within the responsibility and authority of program faculty to establish academic regulations and participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum
  • Contribute to efforts of maintaining compliance with CAPTE accreditation standards
  • Promote the mission and goals of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, the College of Health Professions, and the mission and goals of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

All full-time faculty members employed by RFUMS are expected to engage in activities that are considered core to their primary role as a faculty member. These activities include scholarship, teaching, and service.

Scholarly activities vary and may include:
  • Original scholarship
  • Grant procurement
  • Research mentoring

Teaching responsibilities vary and may include:
  • Direct instruction
  • Curriculum management
  • Assessment
  • Advising and mentoring students

Service activities vary and may include internal and external contributions through:
  • Committees
  • Contributions to the profession
  • Recruitment
  • Direct patient care

Scholarly activities and/or clinical activities are negotiated and determined at the department level and are primarily based upon the faculty track.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Earned terminal academic doctoral degree (PhD, DSc, DHS, EdD, or equivalent)
  • Must achieve a background check clearance
  • Must have proof of covid19 vaccination or a university approved exemption

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Multiple peer reviewed publications and presentations
  • Effective teaching skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Ability to embrace and demonstrate inclusive, equitable, and culturally sensitive practices in scholarship, education, and service
  • Ability to work in an interprofessional collaborative setting
  • Sound work ethic and sense of integrity

Preferred Qualifications:
  • History of extramural funding as a principal investigator (or MPI)
  • Completion of post-doctoral fellowship(s) in area of expertise
  • Background in clinical or rehabilitation research
  • Graduation from an accredited CAPTE program and eligibility for licensure in Illinois with the expectation of obtaining an Illinois license within 6 months of employment
  • Prior academic DPT teaching experience in a specialty area
  • Knowledge of effective classroom teaching strategies and assessment methodologies

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
  • Must have the mental and physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Work environments include on-site (laboratory, classroom, office) activities, and remote meetings/teaching. All environments require extensive use of computer and related technologies, as well as intermittent light to moderate physical activity.

EOE, including Disability/Vets


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Posted: 2021-11-19 Expires: 2021-12-21

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