Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 89854
The Programs in Physical Therapy, Columbia University (Columbia) welcomes applications for a full-time (12-Month) faculty position with emphasis on teaching in the neurologic curriculum of the entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Columbia is a research-one institution with a strong academic and clinical environment. The 3-year curriculum leading to the DPT degree has an illustrious history since the Program's inception in 1942. Our mission supports an equitable and collaborative community developing inclusive leaders and professionals.
The Programs in Physical Therapy are located within the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S), Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) in Washington Heights, New York City and consists of the health science schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. The 16 full-time faculty are nationally and internationally recognized in varied areas of clinical and research expertise. Our adjunct faculty of academicians, scholars and clinicians from New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), Weill Cornell Medicine affiliates, and the New York City environs, regularly contribute to the DPT program. The Columbia Programs in Physical Therapy also consist of a Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Performing Arts Fellowship, Doctor of Education in Movement Science (Physical Therapy) joint program with Teachers College, and three physical therapy Faculty Practices.
Teaching Responsibilities: The successful candidate will primarily teach in the adult neurorehabilitation courses addressing evidence-based physical therapy management. The candidate will participate in program, university, interprofessional, special population and community professional service. In addition, the candidate will engage in student mentoring and advisement, and student-directed research.
Research Responsibilities:The successful candidate is expected to build research capacity and expertise in PT rehabilitation, and have an active research agenda. The candidate will be expected to actively seek internal or external funding and enhance the didactic and clinical research education/mentorship to DPT and post-professional terminal degree students. Additionally, the candidate would explore opportunities to utilize our interprofessional research laboratory and collaborate with faculty colleagues across the CUIMC campus.
Clinical Responsibilities: Candidates must fulfill requirements for clinical credentialing at NYP/CUIMC. Opportunities exist for clinical teaching or practice at NYP/CUIMC and/or the Columbia University Faculty Practices/ColumbiaDoctors.
The ideal candidate has:
A terminal academic doctorate degree (PhD, EdD, DSc or equivalent)
A minimum of five years clinical experience with individuals with neurological disorders
Board certification as a neurological clinical specialist (NCS)
Teaching and mentoring experience
A scholarly record
Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice physical therapy in New York
A candidate with a clinical doctorate and NCS certification or who has extensive clinical experience with the neurological population, and is currently pursuing a terminal academic doctoral degree may be considered.
Detailed information on the program's mission, teaching philosophy and objectives can be obtained from the program's website at www.columbiaphysicaltherapy.org. Feel free to reach out with questions to our Search Committee members: Clare C Bassile firstname.lastname@example.org; Martha Sliwinski email@example.com.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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