Job no: 501538
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions
The Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (PTRS) at Drexel University invites applications for a 12-month tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The successful candidate will be an outstanding research scientist focused on developing and maintaining strong research enterprises supported through extramural funding including federal sources. Protected time for research / scholarship and competitive start-up packages will be provided to help individuals achieve their goals. Research focus areas with strong funding opportunities that address major societal health problems are of interest (e.g., neuroscience and neurorehabilitation, aging, pain, health care disparities, obesity, diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis, autism, regenerative rehabilitation, health services / health policy research).
About the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences: The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences is to advance the profession of physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences by providing exemplary education, research, service, and clinical practice. The Department has 15 core faculty lines. We offer PhD and MS programs in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and a professional DPT program.. We also have post-professional residency programs in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Pediatric Physical Therapy and operate a faculty physical therapy practice with two clinics. We are located in the College of Nursing & Health Professions on Drexel University's University City Campus in Philadelphia.
The PTRS Department has leading-edge research facilities in the newly constructed Health Sciences Building with high quality instrumentation characteristic of top rehabilitation research centers. Ample PhD/post-doctoral fellow office space, shared data management labs, research conference rooms, research record filing rooms, and consent rooms are available. A full-time engineer supports Department researchers with equipment support, fabrication, and lab compliance. Research labs are located close to our physical therapy clinic to facilitate clinical research. Basic science laboratories are available and located in other buildings nearby. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the College of Nursing and Health Professions and with researchers in the College of Medicine, College of Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, and School of Public Health. Additional opportunities are offered through the many Universities, health care centers, and community partnerships in the Philadelphia region.
Candidates in this position will provide research/scholarship, instruction and service. Clinical practice opportunities are available if desired.
Other duties as assigned
PhD or Doctorate Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences or related Field
0-3 years of experience
Post-doctoral training, career development award, or evidence of similar strong research training experience if the candidate has not already achieved research independence
Focus on developing and/or maintaining a strong research enterprise supported through extramural funding including federal grants
Well-defined research plan and goals including the mentoring of doctoral students
Strong communication and inter-personal skills
Evidence of innovative thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills
Commitment to team-science and research collaboration
Alignment with the mission and direction of the PTRS Department
Pennsylvania physical therapy licensure or eligibility
Expertise that complements our current faculty and potential collaborators within the College of Nursing & Health Professions and Drexel University
Teaching experience in physical therapy and-or rehabilitation sciences
Typically sitting at a table/desk
University City - Philadelphia, PA
This is a full-time Faculty position classified as Exempt. The offered salary is dependent upon internal equity and the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience.
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Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.
Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.
Advertised: Oct 12 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Dec 12 2023 Eastern Standard Time
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