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Job ID: 175727

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Vermont

Date Posted Dec. 30, 2021
Title Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
University University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, United States
Department Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Visiting Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
    Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
    Physical Education & Kinesiology

9-month Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a 9-month visiting clinical assistant professor in the CAPTE accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Primary responsibilities of the position include teaching in the neurological, acute care, cardiopulmonary patient management curriculum. This position also has clinical practice, scholarship and academic service responsibilities. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • A professional doctoral degree i.e. DPT from an accredited university.
  • Board certified clinical specialist.
  • A Physical Therapist who is licensed in any United States jurisdiction.
  • Prior teaching experience in an entry-level DPT educational program.
  • Strong communication and collaborative abilities.

The DPT faculty model academic, clinical and research expertise, in addition to innovative teaching and learning opportunities ( The small class size of 40 students allows for a variety of teaching approaches between clinical and tenure-track faculty, as well as time for scholarly activity. The DPT program is an integral component of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences within the University. Uniquely positioned on the UVM main campus, along with our academic colleagues in Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering, Nutrition, Psychology and our clinical colleagues in the Medical Center, the College provides an exciting academic environment with excellent collaborative relationship potentials for new faculty. The College priorities focus on promoting excellence in research, teaching and learning, interprofessional education, and practice collaborations within a stimulating Academic Health Sciences Center environment.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science is comprised of four related areas of study including physical therapy, exercise science, emergency medicine services, and integrative health. A new Master’s degree in Physical Activity and Wellness, plans for a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, and an interprofessional Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences also contribute to a growing Department. Departmental facilities include the recently renovated Human Motion Analysis lab which houses multiple force plates, EMG, and three-dimensional biomechanical equipment for static and dynamic human movement research; a physical activity and exercise behavior lab; and a neurophysiology lab that utilizes TMS and EEG. Other laboratory space for bench research interests is a potential through our interdisciplinary faculty collaborators.

The University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution and medical center. The University is home to 10,700 undergraduates, 1,627 graduate students, 478 medical students and 1,692 full- and part-time faculty. Located in Burlington, Vermont (perennially voted one of America’s most exciting small cities), UVM’s setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green Mountain ranges, inspires visitors and residents alike.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Applications must include: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) personal statement of how the applicant will contribute to "Our Common Ground", diversity and excellence, 4) contact information for three professional references. Apply at the following link: (search for the position using the department name "Rehabilitation & Movement Science")

Denise Peters, PT, DPT, PhD; Search Committee Co-Chair
Telephone: (802) 656-1709

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