The Department of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a new nine-month tenure-track or fixed-term position at the assistant, associate, or professor level. This new faculty member will help meet the needs for our programs planned growth to WCU's instructional site in Asheville, NC. The positions will begin in August 2019. 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 health services clinic, a collaborative venture with a local farmworker health program, and an interprofessional Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic. Review of applications will begin in October and continue until the position is filled.
Academic Doctorate from an accredited institution (PhD, DSc, ScD, or EdD) Teaching
Ability to teach in two or more of the following content/practice areas: motor control, physical agents, pharmacology, and cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neurological, and pediatric physical therapy Scholarship
Record of scholarship and/or a clear plan for a future scholarly agenda
Current PT license or eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina.
Commitment to community engagement through teaching, service, and scholarship
Three years teaching in a physical therapy program or a related discipline in higher education with evidence of strong teaching skills and use of instructional technology
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the program and the university, please visit our web site at pt.wcu.edu.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.