The University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at rank determined by qualifications, to begin employment at the Lexington campus by July 1, 2022.
Our well-established and nationally respected program offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree on two campuses. Our Lexington, KY campus enrolls 48-50 students annually and our Hazard, KY campus enrolls 16-18 students annually. The program is accredited by the CAPTE.
Primary duties of this position include advancing a personal research agenda, teaching in the relevant content areas, building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external constituents, mentoring students and faculty, and guiding research in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Faculty may also assume an active role in the CHS Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program, a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional Ph.D. program with faculty and students from disciplines such as Athletic Training & Clinical Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology.
1. Degree in physical therapy with a post-professional PhD or similar terminal degree
2. Current physical therapy license in Kentucky or eligibility
1. Ability to conduct and disseminate scholarly work including original research with the potential for extramural funding (e.g., NIH, NSF, DoD)
2. Clinical expertise in content area as a physical therapist (preferably in a musculoskeletal, orthopedics, sports or general physical therapy setting)
3. Teaching experience with potential for course management and design
4. Demonstrated multicultural competency and experience interacting effectively with diverse groups of people
Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. In your cover letter, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values. Please also convey the ways in which your work will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity and anti-racism statements: https://www.uky.edu/chs/inclusivity.
Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vita, letter of interest, and other specific requests listed on the employment website. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Patrick Kitzman, PhD, PT, College of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, Wethington Building room 204, 900 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, or email at [email protected]
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.
About the Physical Therapy Program
The Physical Therapy program at UK has been educating physical therapists since 1967. Our program is conducted at the Lexington, Kentucky campus and at the Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, Kentucky. The qualified candidate will join an outstanding academic faculty devoted to teaching, research, clinical practice, and service. Our faculty is comprised of 15 physical therapists with post professional doctoral training, one muscle physiologist and one anatomist. Our research portfolio is diverse and places a high value on translational and interdisciplinary science. The qualified candidate will have access to several significant resources including the College’s state of the art teaching and research facilities. We received our most recent continued full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in 2014. The Department of Physical Therapy strives to develop practitioners who are knowledgeable, ethical, independent, adaptable, reflective, and service oriented. For more information, please visit http://www.uky.edu/healthsciences/academic-programs/physical-therapy.