The Department of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a new 12-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 program's approved expansion to Asheville at WCU's well established instructional site in Biltmore Park. (https://asheville.wcu.edu/) The position 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 inter-professional 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. 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 farm-worker health program, and an inter-professional Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic.
Review of applications will begin in April and continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Qualifications: Education
Academic Doctorate from an accredited institution at the time of hire (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
Eligible for PT license 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:
To be considered, you must apply online.
Attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and a list of references (include complete contact information with phone numbers).
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. John Carzoli at 828-227-2268..
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.