Collaborative Senior Neuromuscular Research Physical Therapist

VCU Health

VCU College of Health Professions

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity at a premier urban, public research university? Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Physical Therapy is searching for an applicant to fill an open rank, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty. We seek a clinical scientist with strong research training, a commitment to professional education in pediatric physical therapy education, and effective interpersonal skills to contribute to the teaching, scholarship, service, and community engaged missions of the Department, College, University, and PT profession. Located in Richmond, Virginia, VCU holds research-intensive and community-engaged designations from the Carnegie Foundation. The Physical Therapy program has been accredited for 90 years and strives to enhance and maintain a welcoming environment that embraces a diverse student body. Our graduates learn evidence-based quality care in a wide variety of health care settings.

This faculty member has an exciting interdisciplinary opportunity to collaborate with the NIH funded Muscular Dystrophy Translational Research program to lead the development of protocols for the testing and development of clinical assessments of muscular dystrophies and support drafting and design of the grant and/ or protocol to conduct the study. It is important that the candidate is familiar with neurologic conditions and has prior knowledge of outcome assessment development. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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Contact Dr. Peter Pidcoe, Search Committee Chair at

More information about VCU’s Department of PT can be found at


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  • PT licensure or eligibility for licensure in Virginia.
  • Academic doctorate (PhD or EdD) ABD acceptable
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to teach pediatric physical therapy courses, emphasizing a basis in evidence
  • Experience or high potential for effectively and inclusively educating and mentoring students from under-represented minority and/or historically marginalized communities

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.

Richmond, VA, United States
Job Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Location
On Site
Valid Through
30 Dec 2022
Posted On
15 Sep 2022

Organization Information

VCU Health

Leading health care more than 175 years in the making. Ranked a top 100 research university. One college and four health sciences schools. An academic medical center. A Level I trauma center. Region’s only full-service children’s hospital. More than 800 physicians in 200 specialties. With a community health center, dedicated research teams, facilities and valued partners in every field. Muscular Dystrophy Translational Research Program

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