Major Duties: Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for the position of a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track associate/full professor in the Department of Physical Therapy for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Expected start date is flexible, with an earliest start date of January 1, 2017, and latest start date of August 15, 2017. The Department of Physical Therapy and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program were established and approved in 2015, after the completion of a comprehensive feasibility study and planning document. A Founding Chair was appointed by the WMU Board of Trustee, with a start date of January 1, 2017. We are looking for individuals who wish to join a newly developing program that seeks to create an innovative, contemporary, and student-centered curriculum. The physical therapy program at Western Michigan University plans to apply for candidacy through CAPTE in December 2017. The DPT program expects to accept its first cohort in Summer 2018. Major Responsibilities include:- Contributing to curricular development.- Participating in the accreditation process.- Teaching in one's area of expertise.- Supervising and advising students.- Sustained productivity and growth in research and grant writing.- Service to the DPT program, the Department, the University, the profession, and the community.- Contributing to an interdisciplinary environment of research, instruction, and community collaborations.
Minimum Qualifications: - Earned PT degree from an accredited institution.- A terminal academic doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, EdD, or DHSc); doctoral candidates (ABD) or candidates with a DPT combined with exceptional clinical experience may be considered.- Terminal degree must be from a regionally accredited institution.- Eligibility and intention to obtain Michigan physical therapy licensure with the expectation for ongoing engagement in clinical practice and/or clinical research.- Six years' experience teaching in an academic and/or clinical environment.- Expertise in a specialty area of physical therapy (all specialty areas will be considered.)- Experience with curricular development.- Experience in CAPTE accreditation process.- Evidence of an ongoing scholarly agenda with a preference for a record of securing extramural funding.- Demonstrated potential to maintain an active program of scholarly research and grant writing related to physical therapy.- A record of involvement within the professional community.- Ability to function well within a collegial, collaborative work environment.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic progr...ams to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.