Position Title Physical Therapy (12-month - Lecturer)
College/Unit The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
Home Department Department of Physical Therapy
Employee Group Fixed-Term Faculty - 12 month
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 12 month
Position Classification Fixed-Term Faculty
Position Begin Date 08/23/2021
Position End Date
The Department of Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University invites
applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track, Fixed-term faculty lecturer
position in our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. This position
will have an initial 2-year appointment with renewal determination based on
performance. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2021 but is negotiable.
Applications will be reviewed as received.
We seek candidates who will support our commitment to fostering a diverse
community supported by an equitable, inclusive campus climate that engages
diverse stakeholders in physical therapy education. Responsibilities will
primarily include teaching and direct patient care in the Carls Center
Physical Therapy Clinic on the Mount Pleasant, Michigan campus. Preference
will be given to applicants who have experience in one or more of the
following areas: advanced practice in musculoskeletal, neurological
rehabilitation, and/or general acute care. General practitioners and
individuals with other expertise are encouraged to apply. Salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefits
package is available, and this position is eligible for membership in CMU's
Union of Teaching Faculty.
The Carls Center for Clinical Care and Education is the premier specialty
rehabilitation center in Mid-Michigan pooling the talents of clinicians,
faculty, and students from various healthcare disciplines. The Carls Center
offers specialized clinical and primarily outpatient rehabilitation services
provided by physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists
and audiologists. The Carls Center is also home to Hands for Health, our pro
bono, student-managed physical therapy clinic, providing services to uninsured
and underinsured members of our community. Treatment at Hands for Health is
provided by Doctor of Physical Therapy students, supervised by CMU faculty who
are licensed and board-certified clinical specialists.
Recruitment Contact Information:
Dr. Jennifer Sansom, Associate Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
All application materials must be uploaded to Central Michigan University's
Faculty Personnel Services site: www. jobs.cmich.edu
Please do not send documents to listed recruitment contact.
· Current physical therapy license or eligibility to obtain licensure in
· A professional physical therapy doctorate (DPT), or equivalent
· At least three years of clinical experience treating diverse populations
· Experience or expertise that will contribute to the teaching and learning
environment as well as clinical practice of the department
· Excellent communication, initiative, problem-solving, and ability to work
collaboratively in a team setting
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without
· Prior didactic teaching experience in physical therapy
· Potential to contribute to scholarship, teaching and learning, evidence-
based and/or innovative practice to enhance student learning
· American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) certification or
certification credentials appropriate for teaching responsibilities
· Record of service to the profession and/or community
· Experience or desire to work with rural/underserved populations
· Experience or interest in interprofessional education and/or simulation
Message to Applicants
You must submit an online application to be considered as an applicant for
How to Apply
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled. Electronically attach a cover letter,
curriculum vita, and names with contact information for three professional
references, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
About the Department
About the College of Health Professions
The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions consists of five
academic units: Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Physical
Education and Sport, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the
School of Health Sciences, and the School of Rehabilitation and Medical
Science. It offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in athletic
training, audiology, communication sciences and disorders, exercise science,
environmental health and safety, health administration, physical activity
specialist, physical education, physical therapy, physician assistant, public
health, school and public health education, speech-language pathology, and
sport management, delivered by 100+ faculty/staff. CMU's website is
https:// www. cmich.edu The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health
Professions website is https:// www. chp.cmich.edu. Please visit the Department
of Physical Therapy's department website for more information.
Posting Begins 07/01/2021
Open Until Filled No
Type of Recruitment External
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