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Assistant Professor - Physical Therapy
Oakland University

Date Posted Jan. 25, 2018
Title Assistant Professor - Physical Therapy
University Oakland University
Department Human Movement Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2018

  • Jan. 25, 2018
  • Assistant Professor - Physical Therapy
  • Human Movement Science
  • Oakland University
    Rochester, MI
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 15, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
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The School of Health Sciences at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, invites qualified persons with a passion for physical therapy to apply for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

Within the Human Movement Science Department, the Physical Therapy faculty provide broadly successful educational programs to both pre-professional, professional (DPT) and post-professional students including graduate certificates and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy. Our experienced faculty enjoy collegial mentoring. Our partnership with exercise science faculty, dedicated research space, vibrant geographic location, and strong clinical and community partnerships provides an ideal environment for new faculty to develop robust and diverse research lines. Position responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, student advising, and university and community service. The area of specialization sought is neurologic physical therapy. The successful candidate will have teaching expertise in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement problems due to disease or injury and will value use of diverse teaching methodologies (e.g., online, service-learning, multimodal instruction). The candidate is expected to initiate and maintain a successful program of research, scholarship, service, and community engagement. Candidates must demonstrate experience with and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The School of Health Sciences serves over 2000 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-professional students through a singular model of advancing community-engaged translational relationships, connecting theory to best practices in four thematic areas. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences – our undergraduate program in health sciences offers concentrations in nutrition, community engagement, interdisciplinary health, and pre-health professions, while the applied health sciences program offers degree completion opportunities for health specialized associate degree holders. Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences – includes medical laboratory science, histotechnology, radiologic technology, nuclear medicine and pre-clinical professions. Human Movement Science – the doctor of physical therapy and master of exercise sciences programs offer post-professional certificates and support undergraduate health sciences program concentrations. Public and Environmental Wellness – our comprehensive programs consist of undergraduate wellness and health promotion, undergraduate and graduate environmental health and safety, and the master of public health. Our beautiful platinum LEED-certified campus facilities and broad clinical and community-based opportunities offer an ideal supportive environment for students, faculty, staff and partners to create and enjoy innovative learning, meaningful service, and vibrant research pursuits – in purpose for health.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

Minimum requirements are a academic doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, DSc, EdD); clinical experience in physical therapy; and hold or be eligible for Michigan Physical Therapy licensure. Persons who are ABD, planning to complete their doctoral degree by August 15, 2018 are also eligible to apply.

Position begins August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions regarding the position, contact Dr. John Krauss at Internet:

Candidates will provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

  • Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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  • Dr. John Krauss
    School of Health Sciences, Human Movement Science
    Oakland University
    433 Meadow Brook Road
    Human Health Building
    Rochester, MI 48309


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