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Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Therapy (Position #6223) (Updated)

Posted On: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Position Type: Faculty
College/Division: College of Health and Human Sciences
Department: School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Contact: Lara Lyles | llyles@niu.edu | 815-753-6508
Phone: 815-753-6508
Fax: 815-753-9123


The major responsibilities will be to teach academic coursework to DPT students. Engage in scholarly activity (e.g., research publications, presentations, grants). Positively contribute in committee service within the university (i.e., program, department, college university levels) and profession. Provide student advisement and direct student research.

University: NIU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University – Extensive located 60 miles west of Chicago. The physical therapy program is part of the interdisciplinary School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. Faculty in audiology, physical therapy, rehabilitation counseling, and speech-language pathology collaborate in clinical and research endeavors. Current projects include a developmental play group, postural control and balance evaluations, and a concussion management team. The prospective candidate will work with a diverse student and clinic population. Excellent off-campus sites are available for practicum, research, and grant development. The school includes a 27,000 sq. ft. multidisciplinary clinic space that houses the Speech-Language-Hearing and Physical Therapy Clinics. For more information about the program, visit http://www.chhs.niu.edu/physical_therapy/


Successful candidates will hold a research doctoral degree in physical therapy or related area. All But Dissertation (ABD) candidates may be considered. Must have excellent communication skills and be a licensed physical therapist, eligible for Illinois licensure. Particular areas of expertise to include orthopedics and manual therapy. Other areas of interest will be considered.


Experience in obtaining and administering grants and teaching graduate students. All areas of expertise will be considered with preference given to orthopedics, manual therapy, and diagnostics. Prior teaching experiences and eligibility for IL licensure are preferred.


Deadline: Review of complete applications will begin November 15th, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Starting date of January or August 2017. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Submit: Send letter of application, vita, copies of graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and, if possible, sample publications and teaching evaluations to:

Lara Lyles
Assistant to the Chair
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Wirtz 323C
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Fax: 815-753-9123
Phone: 815-753-6508
E-mail: llyles@niu.edu

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