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Faculty Position-Cardiopulmonary/Acute Care Physical Therapy

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL 36601
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
The Department of Physical Therapy at University of South Alabama invites applications for a 12-month, full-time appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor effective January 1, 2019. Responsibilities include teaching in the area of expertise, student advising, clinical practice, scholarship and service to the Department, University, and community. The successful candidate should have teaching and/or clinical expertise in the area of cardiopulmonary/acute care physical therapy. Candidates must be eligible for physical therapy licensure in Alabama, and an academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD or DSc) preferred. Candidates with a DPT and a clinical specialty certification will also be considered. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. This position is available for an individual who desires to teach and conduct scholarly activity in a vibrant entry-level DPT program. The curriculum is delivered over 8 continuous semesters using innovative teaching strategies such as patient simulation and team-based learning that foster student engagement and clinical reasoning. Team teaching is utilized to promote delivery by faculty with content expertise. The Department of Physical Therapy at USA, with a nearly 40-year history, offers an accredited well-established and highly respected entry-level DPT program. The academic program is developed, managed, and implemented by the Department's nine full-time faculty members. The Department is housed in the Health Sciences building and includes research labs with a Vicon motion analysis system, BTE Primus, and a Carefusion portable metabolic system. Innovative teaching methods are encouraged and supported through the University's Human-Patient Simulation Program, Innovation in Learning Center, TeamUSA Quality Enhancement Plan, and the Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice initiative. The University of South Alabama is located in historic Mobile, Alabama on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and the Florida panhandle. The University is a public, Carnegie "Research University/High Research Activity" institution, enrolling more than 15,500 students in nine colleges and schools. Founded in 1963, the University seeks to establish itself as a premier academic institution in the southeastern United States. Mobile is the center of a growing, two-county, metropolitan area (~600,000 residents) with an expanding, diverse economy. For more information about the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of South Alabama, please visit the website at: Applicant instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply electronically at the following link . Be prepared to attach a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andy Waldhelm, Chair of Search Committee, Univ of South Alabama, Dept of Physical Therapy, 5721 USA Drive North, HAHN Rm 2011, Mobile, AL 36688, phone , email:

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