The Department of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a new 9-month tenure-track or fixed-term position at the assistant, associate, or professor level. This new faculty member will help meet our program's needs following a 2019 expansion to our well-established instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville, NC (https://asheville.wcu.edu/). The position will begin in August 2020 with earlier options available. 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 diversity, inclusive excellence, interprofessional teamwork and a dynamic, positive work environment. Excellent opportunities are available for collaborative teaching, service, and research with other programs and regional healthcare organizations. Extensive support is available for faculty development. Salary and rank are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.
The program has students in both Asheville and Cullowhee with custom designed laboratories and excellent instructional technology resources and support for synchronous video delivery between locations. The Biltmore Park instructional site is in Asheville, 50 miles away from Cullowhee, and houses several graduate programs including physical therapy, nursing, and social work. All faculty have primary assignments, but teach in both locations at times in order to foster strong relationships with all students. The primary location for teaching associated with this position may vary depending on teaching content areas. Review of applications will begin in September 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Education ●Academic Doctorate from an accredited institution at the time of hire (PhD, DSc, ScD, or EdD) ●PT degree with eligibility for PT license in the state of North Carolina Teaching ●Ability to teach in two or more of the following content/practice areas: clinical reasoning, cardiopulmonary, pharmacology, musculoskeletal, pain science, or pediatric physical therapy Scholarship ●Record of scholarship and/or a clear plan for a future scholarly agenda
●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.