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Assistant Professor, PhD Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences is searching for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor who will contribute to the department’s research, teaching and service missions. This is a 9-month Assistant Professor position.

Essential Functions

  • This position is primarily responsible for advancing a personal research agenda, teaching in relevant content areas, and service to the Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences and College of Allied Health Sciences. Research activity includes, but is not limited to, pursuit of funding, student mentorship, and dissemination of research findings.
  • Teaching and service responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, course development, primary instruction of didactic courses; participation in student recruitment, retention, and admissions activities; participation in program committee work including program evaluation, accreditation tasks, and other activities as assigned by Department Chair.
  • While scholarship is central to this position, teaching and service activities are also required consistent with faculty evaluative criteria and the missions of the University, College, and Department.

Minimum Requirements

  • Non-entry level doctorate degree in a relevant field; ABD candidates are welcome to apply, but must have degree completed prior to their start date.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Ohio.
  • Evidence of work toward establishing a defined line of research.
  • Evidence of an active research program as indicated by recent peer-reviewed publications and scholarly productivity.
  • Potential for future extramural grant funding.
  • Demonstrable plans for continued scholarly activity including the pursuit of external research funding.
  • Demonstration of teaching experience of at least two years at the college level or equivalent.
  • Current knowledge and skill in the use of computer technology and educational learning management systems.
  • Evidence of strong organizational skills; strong interpersonal skills including communication, problem solving, counseling, conflict management, and follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Interest and ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to assist with a variety of tasks as assigned by Department Chair or Program Director.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • PhD in a relevant field.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: neurologic rehabilitation, sensorimotor neuroscience and/or motor control/learning.
  • History of interdisciplinary training and/or collaboration.
  • Potential to enhance the strength of departmental research focus areas.
  • Evidence of professional service appropriate to the applicant’s career stage.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 83962


Assistant Professor, PhD Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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