Northern Illinois University is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) and located 60 miles west of Chicago. The physical therapy program is part of the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. Faculty in audiology, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology collaborate in clinical and research endeavors. The prospective candidate will work with a diverse student, faculty, and clinic population. Excellent off-campus sites are available for practicum, research, and grant development. The school includes a 27,000 sq. ft. multidisciplinary clinic space that houses the Speech-Language-Hearing and Physical Therapy Clinics. For more information about the program, http://www.chhs.niu.edu/physical_therapy/
Function of the Job
This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track Clinical Associate or Full Professor position. Faculty status and rank are dependent on qualifications and subject to Board policies. The faculty member is responsible for educating entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy students through direct patient care at the Northern Illinois University Physical Therapy Clinic and classroom instruction. We seek faculty who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.
- Provide clinical instruction to DPT students and teach academic coursework.
- Provide clinical services to patients in the Physical Therapy Clinic.
- May include program coordination or internal or external clinical experiences.
- Positively contribute in committee service within the university (program, school, college, university levels) and profession.
- Teach academic coursework.
- Provide student advisement and support student research.
- Engage in scholarly activity (e.g. research publications, presentations, grants).