| Chapman University's Department of Physical Therapy seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Preference will be given to candidates who can begin August 1, 2017. |
Continually accredited since 1928, the Department of Physical Therapy has a rich tradition as the oldest, and one of the longest continually accredited physical therapy programs in the United States. The program is located on the newly opened Rinker Health Science campus, Irvine, CA. The campus is home to several current and developing accredited, graduate health science professional programs, including DPT, Pharmacy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Physician Assistant. The campus is distinguished by innovative teaching, learning, and research laboratories and classrooms with an emphasis on inter-professional education, evidence-based practice, and health promotion and injury/disease prevention. The Rinker campus is strategically located near numerous health service, medical device, and biopharmaceutical companies.
Chapman University offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition for its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. The following web link will provide additional information about Chapman University, the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Physical Therapy: http://www.chapman.edu/PT
Department: Physical Therapy
Responsibilities: Develop and/or maintain an active line of research that is consistent with the department's existing research programs, preferably one that is, or has the potential to be, interdisciplinary in nature and eligible for extramural funding. (Current DPT faculty's research include: Fall risk investigations in healthy older adults, obese individuals and patients with neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and stroke, assessment of fall risk using inertial measurement units and
machine learning based fall classification algorithms; studies in motor control and motor learning in pediatric and adult populations; the mechanisms and resolution of overuse injuries and interventions in various populations; telerehab, robotics and virtual reality rehabilitation in stroke survivors and other neurological populations; recovery of upper extremity function after neurological injury or disorders; adaptations in postural control of the trunk in response to musculoskeletal pain and aging, and the neuromechanical mechanisms underlying altered postural control, etc.).
Teach in area(s) of expertise in the DPT program. Teaching load is negotiable based on research excellence and extramural funding. Additional responsibilities include mentoring physical therapy students, participating in inter-professional educational experiences, and professional/academic service, including maintaining clinical competency, if applicable. For those at the Associate Professor level, significant service, including mentoring junior faculty, is expected.
Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research/creative works agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/creative works activity, teaching and service.