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The University of Michigan-Flint, Physical Therapy Department and Michigan Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are seeking applications from candidates with both Physical Therapy and Bioengineering degrees for a 12-month faculty/research position. The faculty member will have a dual appointment as a professor with tenure in Physical Therapy on the UM-Flint campus (50%) and a research professor non-tenure in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor (50%).  This faculty member may teach in the Professional (entry-level) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) and/or PhD in Physical Therapy Programs.  Rank is commensurate with experience and academic credentials.

To be considered for this position, candidates much attach a letter of application as the first page of the curriculum vitae.  The letter of application should address specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to the position.



Professor (Instructional, Tenure Track)

Provide instruction in professional and post-professional programs

Provide instruction and support for student projects, case studies and scholarly activities

Provide student advisement in academic and professional socialization

Effectively participate in the department’s collegial model and faculty governance

Participate in departmental and school faculty meetings

Engage in service at department, school and university level and at regional, state and national levels

Continue with record of professional development

Engage in scholarly activities

Research Professor (Non Tenure Track)

Engage in research activities including submission for research funding and mentoring students, junior faculty and clinicians in research.

Required Qualifications*

Candidate must be licensed in a United States jurisdiction as a physical therapist

Graduate of CAPTE (or its equivalent) Accredited Professional Education Program in Physical Therapy

Ph.D. in Bioengineering

Completion of postdoctoral research fellowship in bioengineering

Contemporary expertise in assigned teaching areas

Record of excellence in teaching in a DPT program

Willing to teach in face to face (DPT/PhD) and online (t-DPT) formats

Ability to chair PhD dissertation committee(s)

Record of involvement in professional activities

Record of service to the profession

Record of significant scholarship (presentations and manuscripts)

Record of external funding from federal agencies as well as industry partners

Record of mentoring and involving DPT, PhD students in research

Record of mentoring and involving junior faculty and clinicians in research

Interest in outcomes research and clinical trials

Underfill Statement

The Physical Therapy Department would like to hire a Professor but may underfill the position as an Associate Professor if no candidates meet the Professor criteria.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.