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College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Department of Rehabilitation & Movement Science

The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science at the University of Vermont is seeking to fill one faculty position. The position is a 9-month, tenure track position beginning August 2012. The appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications. The position requires physical therapist licensure with a research doctorate. Individuals applying for the position must have focused research programs that complement those currently in our department, including neuro–musculoskeletal aspects of movement/posture control and the role of exercise/physical activity in management and prevention of disease and chronic conditions.

The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate, post-doctoral experience, and current, or strong potential for, extramural funding. Primary responsibilities of the position include research and scholarship, grantsmanship, teaching in area of expertise, student advising and service to the University. We also seek evidence of ability to work independently and cooperatively within and across departments.

The department comprises three programs: Athletic Training Education Program, Exercise and Movement Science, and Physical Therapy. There are, therefore, opportunities for interprofessional collaborations in research and teaching. The department is also in the early stages of developing a PhD program that will provide opportunities for faculty to teach and mentor doctoral students.

Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is a major research university located in the state's largest city- Burlington - the nations "#1 Smallest Big City" and ranked #1 "for outside activities, arts & entertainment, safety, and overall quality of life." We enjoy a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. UVM overlooks beautiful Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains and is 30 min. from major ski areas, 1.5hrs from Montréal, and 3.5 hrs from Boston. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation & Movement Science, exists in a stimulating academic environment within an academic health center (including the largest hospital in VT). The College has an excellent collaborative relationship with the academic health center and other partners. Check our website for more info: and

The University of Vermont recently identified three "Spires of Excellence" in which it will strategically focus institutional investments and growth over the next several years. One of these spires is Neuroscience, Behavior and Health; candidates whose research, scholarship, and/or creative work interests align or intersect with this spire are especially encouraged to apply. More information on the Neuroscience, Behavior and Health spire may be found on the UVM website:

The Department of Rehabilitation & Movement Science is committed to becoming a leader in developing a diverse faculty and student body to serve the professional, educational and local communities. Individuals with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are considered desirable.

Prospective candidates should apply online at Search for the position using the department name (Rehabilitation & Movement Science). Attach curriculum vitae and letter detailing areas of expertise and professional goals. The position for the physical therapy faculty member will remain open until filled and review of applications will begin December 1, 2011. For additional information please contact:

Sharon Henry, PT, Ph.D., A.T.C.
Search Committee Chair
Department of Rehabilitation & Movement Science
University of Vermont
305 Rowell, 106 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-8146,