INSTRUCTOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR-DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Department of Physical Therapy invites applications for a full time faculty position to begin as early as Fall, 2012. This is a 10-month tenure or non-tenure track position (depending on credentials) with a separate summer appointment. Successful applicants will:
• be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Arkansas .
• possess a clinical doctoral degree in physical therapy or an academic doctorate in physical therapy (or a related field). Candidates who are near completion of a post-professional OPT will be considered. Candidates who have completed all but the dissertation toward an academic doctorate will be considered.
Applications are sought from physical therapy professionals who value quality teaching and are dedicated to pursuing an active research agenda. Teaching experience, at least three years of clinical experience in geriatric physical therapy, and certification as a clinical specialist are considered assets.
Opportunities exist for teaching in geriatrics, imaging, pharmacology, and other foundational and clinical sciences. Numerous opportunities exist for collaborative research with allied health faculty at UCA and colleagues at other area institutions.
The University: Founded in 1907, UCA is a comprehensive university, enrolling over 11,000 students. Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best master's universities in the South, UCA offers 81 undergraduate and 42 graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in four disciplines. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. The Community: UCA is located in Conway, a thriving city of almost 60,000, situated in Central Arkansas, 30 miles northwest of Little Rock. Conway is also the home of a number of major industries, two liberal arts colleges, a public school system ranked among the state's best, and strong K-12 private schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests and pristine wild areas near the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.
The UCA Department of Physical Therapy was established in 1970 and began offering the DPT and PhO degrees in 2000. The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to develop outstanding physical therapy professionals and scholars and to model excellence in education, research, and service. Our principles and values focus on lifelong personal and professional development, autonomous practice, service to humanity and the profession, and the seven core values of professionalism. The department is housed in a 40,000 square foot building devoted exclusively to physical therapy education and research. The current faculty consists of 14 individuals, including several clinical specialists and officers of APTA components, who are actively engaged in teaching, research, clinical practice, and service to the profession. More information about UCA and the department can be found at http://www.uca.edu/pt.
Review of applications will begin July 20, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV and list of references to: