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/
We are inviting applications for a full-time, nine-month, promotable, associate or full level faculty position within the Physical Therapy program. Faculty rank is dependent on experience, qualifications, and Board policies.
Position Description Summary
The faculty member is responsible for all aspects of educating entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students as well as other NIU students through classroom instruction and research activities. The faculty member will engage in scholarly activity, e.g., research publications, presentations, grants, and mentorship of student research; positively contribute to committee service within the program, university, community, and profession, and provide student advisement to graduate students and undergraduate students, as appropriate. Additional responsibilities may include supervising in the NIU Physical Therapy Clinic and participation in interdisciplinary committees. 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.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Teach academic coursework and provide clinical instruction to DPT students and other students as appropriate
- Engage in scholarly activity (e.g. research publications, presentations, grants)
- Positively contribute to committee service within the university (program, school, college, university levels) and profession
- Provide student advisement and support student research
- Contribute to curriculum development and program advancement