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Professor in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois
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Date Posted December 04, 2019
Science-Physical Sciences
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (PTHMS), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, invites senior scientists to apply for a new full-time appointment for a tenured position in the area of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences. Qualified candidates will have a research program that should be translational and include studies of patients with musculoskeletal and/or movement disorders. A major component of the position will involve a significant leadership role for further developing the Department’s already excellent research program, with a specific goal of expanding translational research. Teaching responsibilities will be modest, primarily involving courses for graduate students in physical therapy, neuroscience and/or biomedical engineering. This position is being offered at the full professor level. Salary is negotiable. Ideal applicants will hold a PhD or PhD/PT, with a strong track record of scholarly productivity, grant support and trainee mentorship.

PTHMS is a part of the vibrant educational and cultural community of Northwestern University. We are located on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University, between Lake Michigan and North Michigan Avenue along "Chicago's Magnificent Mile". The Department includes strong, talented faculty engaged in research, teaching and clinical practice. Faculty have shared positions and collaborations with colleagues in the Departments of Biomedical, Mechanical Engineering, Radiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, Physiology, Orthopedics and Neurological Surgery. A secondary appointment in engineering is available depending on the applicant’s background. PTHMS faculty participate in two NIH-funded graduate student training programs in movement and rehabilitation sciences. Research interests of faculty members are focused on the understanding of movement disorders in persons with neuromuscular dysfunction, including stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s Diseases and musculoskeletal injuries through the use of engineering (Neural Engineering, Imaging, and Mechatronics), physical and pharmacological approaches. For more information about our Department, please visit:

The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled. When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position. Also upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).

  • Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.

  • All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.

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