ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DIVISION OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
The West Virginia University (WVU) Division of Physical Therapy is seeking a clinical faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank, non-tenure, to serve as a faculty member in a new Orthopaedic Residency. With the opening of a faculty practice facility last year, the program is excited to begin offering post-professional education opportunities. This position will contribute to the mission of WVU and the program in Physical Therapy by preparing physical therapy practitioners who have post-professional training and who are prepared to sit for board specialty examination in an advanced practice area of musculoskeletal physical therapy. This faculty member will be responsible for the development and maintenance of a clinical case load representative of the orthopedic physical therapy practice and serve as primary mentor to the residents in the program. In this capacity, the residency faculty member will be involved with the development of education opportunities for the resident, including arranging off-site rotations where appropriate. This faculty will also assist the Residency Director in the preparation and initial submission of the residency accreditation document. In addition to this primary responsibility of resident supervision, this faculty will provide some direct education to entry level physical therapy students on topics related to professional roles and fundamental practice skills. This faculty member will work with the Division's musculoskeletal curriculum team to promote high quality entry level and post professional education.
West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 575-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. Morgantown has 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.