Assistant/Associate Professor-Adult Neurological Expertise - Duke University in Durham North Carolina

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Duke University

Durham, North Carolina 27710

United States


Detailed Job Description

Regular Rank Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor Level

Adult Neurological Expertise


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Division (DPT) at Duke University seeks to recruit a physical therapist with clinical expertise and content knowledge in physical therapist neurological practice management to join our expanding faculty, and to participate in leadership in other aspects of the DPT. This candidate will be a dynamic and engaging individual, who will join a progressive group of faculty who educate learners using a progressive curriculum and continually evolving curricular model. Qualified applicants must have an earned doctoral degree, and be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of North Carolina. Responsibilities will include instructional effort in courses related to neurological practice management as well as oversight of the Duke DPT Movement Matters Program, a pro bono program in which students assess, care for, and progress volunteers with neuromuscular impairments and disabilities.  Opportunity exists to collaborate with other local, national and global partners, along with professions and clinicians in education, research and clinical practice within the Duke University Health Systems (DUHS) and the broader brain science community at Duke University.  Educational collaboration and support is available through Duke AHEAD, an organization of Duke health professions educators.

In addition to having a doctoral degree (i.e. DPT, PhD, EdD), applicants will be expected to have ABPTS certification as a Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS).  The search committee seeks applicants from a diverse pool of candidates with the following additional qualifications or attributes:


  1. Advanced clinical certification and specialization,
  2. Experience in, and a commitment to, excellence in teaching and mentoring physical therapist learners,
  3. Experience working with diverse patient populations,
  4. History of scholarly output and contributions in the area of the candidate’s expertise,
  5. An excellent communicator and innovative thinker,
  6. Organizational and program development skills.


The position is a 12-month appointment with salary and rank commensurate with qualification and experience. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to prepare a 5-year plan that outlines the candidate’s personal educational, research and services milestones.  All interested candidates should send in confidence a cover letter and curriculum vitae by May 1, 2015 including contact information for three references by email to:


Carol Figuers, PT, EdD

Chair, Search Committee

Doctor of Physical Therapy Division

Duke University Medical Centre (DUMC)

Box 104002, Durham, NC, 27708

Keyword Phrases

  • Neurological
  • Neuro
  • Physical Therapy
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Research Professor
Research Associate Professor
Research Assistant Professor
Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 5/1/2015