CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
The Department of Physical Therapy invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. A doctoral-level research degree in Physical Therapy or closely-related discipline is required. A PhD, EdD, DSc degree is desirable, but a DPT with significant advanced clinical specialization will be considered. Post-doctoral experience and a record of research accomplishments are desirable. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have completed the doctorate by the time of appointment. The successful candidate must be able to become licensed as a physical therapist in California by the time of appointment with a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in physical therapy practice, preferably in the United States. Evidence of on-going research activity and potential to secure external funding to support research and publication is desired. Candidate must demonstrate ability to effectively work with a diverse student population. Experience with on-line teaching and instructional technology is highly valued. Preferred candidates will have an established research agenda and/or an area of clinical expertise. The successful candidate must have or be able to establish a systematic program of research. The ability to secure external funding to support research and publication is highly desirable. Faculty must meet licensure and other agency requirements for clinical instruction of students.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a positive record of academic teaching and research. Additional responsibilities include scholarly activities, student advisement, doctoral- level curriculum development, student research and project direction, collaborative research, and community outreach. Service to the department, college, university, and community will be expected, as well as active participation or leadership roles in the profession of physical therapy or relevant organizations. It is assumed that the successful candidate will conduct publishable research and attempt to secure external funding to support research and scholarly activities. The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, evenings, weekends and possibly online. The Department of Physical Therapy consists of nine full time faculty serving approximately 100 graduate students. The Department converted to a DPT in Fall 2012 and houses several newly renovated state-of-the-art facilities including an Applied Physiology Lab equipped with a K4b2 telemetered energy cost system and bone densitometer; and a Balance and Vestibular Laboratory equipped with a NeuroCom Smart Equitest and Balance Master, a Motion Analysis lab with 3-D Motion Analysis system and a floor/pylon-mounted forceplate with capability of integrating EMG telemetry recording, and, 4 teaching laboratories including a human cadaver dissection laboratory. For more information about the Department of Physical Therapy, check our website:
Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three current professional references to the address in the section below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.
How to Apply:
This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to: http://apply.interfolio.com/68213
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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Physical Therapy at (818) 677-2203.
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