DPT Assistant / Associate Professor
Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

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Western Kentucky University (WKU) is seeking to hire two (2) individuals to serve as Assistant- Associate Professors in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. The positions are nine-month, tenure track appointments to begin in Fall 2014, with additional summer teaching appointments available.

R esponsibilities

Primary responsibilities will be to teach in the new entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. The DPT Program received candidacy status from CAPTE in April 2013 and started the inaugural class in June 2013. The DPT program is housed in the new Medical Center WKU Health

Sciences Complex, a 73,000 square foot state of the art facility with over 12,000 square feet dedicated exclusively to the DPT Program.

Minimum Qualifications

A doctorate in Physical Therapy or an earned doctorate in a related discipline (applicants with ABD status will also be considered). The candidate must be eligible for licensure by the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy. A minimum of three years of clinical experience as a licensed physical therapist is also

required.

These positions require the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: neurosciences, neurological assessment and rehab, pediatrics, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, gross anatomy, pathology, therapeutic modalities, pharmacology, patient examination and care skills, women’s health, wound care, diagnostic imaging, and prosthetics/orthotics. These positions also require the ability to mentor students, conduct and publish research, serve on University, professional, and community committees, and work well with faculty within the Program, College, and University.

A pplication Procedures

A letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names and full contact information for three professional references should be sent electronically to:

kurt.neelly@wku.edu

DPT Faculty Search and Screen Committee Chair

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031

Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled.

Western Kentucky University is a regional comprehensive University committed to the promotion of stewardship and student engagement. Current enrollment is approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The College of Health and Human Services offers multiple programs suitable for research and teaching collaboration including: Exercise Science, Nursing, Speech Language Pathology, Social Work, Public Health, and Geriatrics. WKU is located in Bowling Green, KY, home of the corporate headquarters of Fruit of the Loom, and the only site for General Motors – Corvette production. Bowling Green has a population of 60,000, serves as the educational and healthcare center of south central Kentucky, and is located approximately 60 miles North of Nashville, TN, and 100 miles South of Louisville, KY.

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

P e rsons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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