Asst/Assoc Prof/Prof - Physical Therapy #001350, #000183, #000539

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Posting Information

Posting Number FAC204P
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Classification Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Working Title Asst/Assoc Prof/Prof - Physical Therapy #001350, #000183, #000539
Department Physical Therapy
Position Summary

The Department of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for three nine-month tenure-track or fixed-term positions at the assistant, associate, or professor level. Our department is experiencing multiple retirements as well as planned growth to WCU’s instructional site in Asheville, NC. The positions will begin in August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include instruction of entry-level DPT students according to candidate’s areas of specialization. Additional responsibilities will include scholarly activity, service internal and external to the university, and student advising.

The physical therapy program fosters a student-centered learning environment where faculty highly value interprofessional teamwork and a dynamic, positive work environment. Excellent opportunities are available for collaborative teaching, service, and research with on-campus programs and regional healthcare organizations. Extensive support is available for faculty development. Salary and rank are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.

The program is housed in the new Health and Human Sciences Building with custom designed laboratories and excellent instructional technology resources. New facilities and services include a recently updated human movement science laboratory, a primary care clinic, an outpatient physical therapy clinic, a student-run pro bono physical therapy clinic, a collaborative venture with a local farmworker health program, and an interprofessional Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic.

Review of applications will begin in December and continue until the position(s) are filled.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a community-engaged university designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and has adopted the Boyer Model of Scholarship to support its commitment to integrated learning and the scholarship of engagement. Potential candidates who demonstrate a commitment to community engagement through teaching, service, and scholarship are highly encourage to apply.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Minimum Qualifications

• Doctorate from accredited institution, ABD could be considered for at least one of the three positions.

• License to practice physical therapy in the state of North Carolina at the time of employment for candidates teaching physical therapy clinical content

• Minimum of three years of clinical experience in physical therapy practice, or three years teaching in higher education in a physical therapy program or a related discipline as appropriate

Preferred Qualifications

• Academic doctorate (PhD, DSc, ScD, or EdD) and DPT with ABPTS specialty certification or advanced education/training

• Ability to teach in two or more of the following content/practice areas: human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, professional development, motor control, research methods and statistics, physical agents, pharmacology, and cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neurological, and pediatric physical therapy

• Evidence of strong teaching skills and use of instructional technology

• Commitment to community engagement through teaching, service, and scholarship

• Record of scholarship and/or a clear plan for a future scholarly agenda

Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Number of Months Per Year 9

Posting Text

Open Date 10/10/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application must be made online and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references. If you have questions or seek additional information, contact John Carzoli,PT,DPT,OCS, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, 230 Health and Human Sciences Building, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Telephone: 828.227.2268. Email: Review of applications will begin in December and continue until the positions are filled. For more information about the program and the university, please visit our web site at


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Credential Verification

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Western Carolina University 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 or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of references
Optional Documents

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