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Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Therapy
University of Kentucky


Date Posted May 10, 2022
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Therapy
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 7N640:Physical Therapy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physician Assistant
 
 

Job Summary
The University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, is seeking a tenure track faculty member, Special Title Series, at rank determined by qualifications, to begin employment July 1, 2022.

Our well-established and nationally respected program offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree on two campuses. Our Lexington, KY campus enrolls 48 students in each cohort and 18 students are enrolled in each cohort on the Hazard, KY campus, within the Center of Excellence for Rural Health. The program is accredited by the CAPTE. This position would be primarily located at the Hazard campus.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background teaching anatomy and physiology with a possible interest in teaching histology and neuroanatomy. Participation in scholarly activities is expected and supported, along with university service activities. The University of Kentucky and Department of Physical Therapy have a strong commitment to cultural and ethnic diversity within the faculty and student body. Applicants who have experience or interest in this area should highlight this in their application.

Primary duties of this position include teaching in the relevant content areas, advancing a personal research agenda, building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external constituents, and mentoring students and faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The position requires active engagement with other faculty and staff in the Center of Excellence. There will also be an opportunity to assume an active role in the CHS Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program. This program is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional Ph.D. program with faculty and students from the disciplines of Athletic Training & Clinical Nutrition, Health Services Research, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Speech-Language Pathology.

Required Qualifications:
1. A PhD or other terminal degree in anatomy, physiology or related field
2. If a physical therapist, a current physical therapy license in Kentucky or eligibility is required

Desired Skills:
1. Teaching experience in the areas of gross anatomy and physiology
2. Ability to engage in and produce scholarly work
3. Academic leadership experience
4. Demonstrated multicultural competency and experience interacting effectively with diverse groups of people

Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University of Kentucky and the College of Health Sciences are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. In your cover letter, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values. Please, also convey the ways in which your work will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity and anti-racism statements: https://www.uky.edu/chs/inclusivity, and to the mission of the Center of Excellence in Rural Health to improve the health and well-being of rural Kentuckians. https://ruralhealth.med.uky.edu/cerh-history.

Candidates should apply online and include a curriculum vitae and letter of interest (cover letter) with the application. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Charles Marshall, PhD, by email charles.marshall@uky.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.


 
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