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Clinical Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy (Position #4614)

Posted On: Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Position Type: Faculty
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


Individuals in this role direct, supervise, and coordinate students’ clinical education experiences as a member of the clinical education team. Major responsibilities of this core faculty member will be to teach DPT students and provide physical therapy services in the Physical Therapy Clinic. Additionally, Clinical Assistant Professors direct student research, and are expected to develop their own program of research and participate in program, college, and university service.

NIU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University – Extensive located 60 miles west of Chicago. The growing 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, concussion management team, and balance evaluations and treatment. The prospective candidate will work with a diverse student and clinic population and enjoy a comfortable work/life balance. Excellent off-campus sites are available for practicum, research, and grant development. For more information about the program, visit http://www.chhs.niu.edu/physical_therapy/


Successful candidates will hold a minimum of an academic or clinical doctoral degree and demonstrate knowledge in evidence based practice. Must be a licensed physical therapist, eligible for Illinois licensure and have two years of clinical experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.

Individuals are required to provide documentation of immunizations or titers to fulfill NIU immunization policy.


Preference will be given to individuals who have experience teaching graduate students as well as directing clinical education. Board certification in a specialty area is desired.


Deadline: Review of complete applications will begin October 30th, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Submit: Send letter of application, vita, copies of graduate transcripts, contact information for three references, 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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