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Assistant/Associate Professor in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
Northwestern University

Date Posted Mar. 10, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
University Northwestern University
Chicago, IL, United States
Department Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences
Application Deadline Until Filled
Position Start Date September 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (DPTHMS), Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, invites senior scientists to apply for a new full-time appointment for a tenured position in the area of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  The research program of qualified candidates should contain a translational component, with this requirement being broadly defined, ranging from studies of mechanisms of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders with translational implications to clinical studies on patients. A strong record of federal grant support is essential.   A major component of the position will involve a significant leadership role for further developing the Department’s already excellent research program, with a specific goal of expanding translational research. Teaching responsibilities will be modest, primarily involving courses for graduate students in physical therapy, neuroscience and/or biomedical engineering. This position is being offered at the assistant/associate professor level. Salary is negotiable. Ideal applicants will hold a PhD or PhD/PT, with a strong track record of scholarly productivity, grant support and trainee mentorship.   


PTHMS is a part of the vibrant educational and cultural community of Northwestern University. We are located on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University, between North Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan along "Chicago's Magnificent Mile". The Department includes strong, talented faculty engaged in research, teaching and clinical practice. Faculty have shared positions and collaborations with colleagues in the Departments of Biomedical, Mechanical Engineering, Radiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, Physiology, Orthopedics and Neurological Surgery. A secondary appointment in engineering is available depending on the applicant’s background. PTHMS faculty participate in two NIH-funded graduate student training programs in movement and rehabilitation sciences. Research interests of faculty members are focused on the understanding of movement disorders in persons with neuromuscular dysfunction, including stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s Diseases and musculoskeletal injuries through the use of engineering (Neural Engineering, Imaging, and Mechatronics), physical and pharmacological approaches.  For more information about our Department, please visit:  


The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.


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