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Open Faculty Position

If I had a dollar for every time one of our blog readers said “Adam, how can I get the amazing privilege of working with you”, I wouldn’t have any money. However, that is just because you guys don’t realize how great it is working on faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. We have an amazing faculty, great students, state of the art facilities all located in a great place to live and raise a family.

Here is the full posting for the position. Take a look and send it along to anyone who you think may be interested.

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The Department of Physical Therapy Education at Upstate Medical University invites applications from qualified candidates to join our faculty in a full-time, 12-month, position. The successful candidate will have responsibilities for integrating exercise science, and its application, across the curriculum.

Ideal candidates will have an academic doctorate degree (PhD, Ed.D, DSc), teaching experience in physical therapy education, an established scholarly agenda, and expertise in exercise science and the application of exercise across the lifespan. New York State physical therapist licensure or eligibility is required. The ideal candidate will find ample support across the department, campus, and community to successfully engage in scholarly work. Competitive start-up aid is available, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and needs.

The Physical Therapy Education program has a long tradition of producing graduates with strong clinical skills who obtain positions in all practice arenas. The entry-level DPT program is 3-years, and enjoys strong support from the clinical community and a committed faculty with excellence in teaching, professional service, clinical practice, and scholarship.

Located in Syracuse’s dynamic “University Hill” neighborhood, SUNY Upstate is the largest employer in the region. Engaging in building projects of over $750M including a new Cancer center and academic building (Dept. of PT Education’s new home in January 2016!), Upstate is a thriving university and driver of the Syracuse regional economy. The University includes four health-oriented Colleges. Opportunities abound for interdepartmental collaboration with established investigators and access to numerous research tools within Upstate’s “core facilities”. The Institute of Human Performance is a nationally-recognized research facility with state-of the-art equipment including an indoor track, full-size pool with moveable floor, real-time motion capture and force plate capabilities, and a SwimEx® pool with adjustable current.

Syracuse in noted for affordable housing, excellent public education, a wide variety of cultural offerings, and proximity to the Finger Lakes and Adirondack regions. Our convenient location at the crossroads of New York State puts us within five hours or less of nearly every major eastern metropolitan area. Syracuse is a scenic treasure amid rolling hills, tranquil lakes and picturesque forests. Our four seasons allow for spectacular springs, endless summer pursuits, colorful autumns, and abundant winter recreation.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are requested by December 15. 2014. Additional applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Formal applications will be accepted by visiting http://www.upstate.edu – “jobs links” and referencing Job # 039047. If you would like more information or have any questions please contact the chair of the search

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