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Boston University Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Rehabilitation, Sargent College in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Boston University’s College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is seeking an outstanding investigator for a tenure-eligible, full-time Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Rehabilitation. This newly developed position will be at the Full Professor level within the Department of Physical Therapy beginning in the fall of 2022. Appointments are for a nine-month academic year. We are seeking a colleague who will help us continue to build on Sargent College’s tradition of excellence in rehabilitation sciences, physical therapy (PT), clinical practice, and scholarship and who is well-positioned to carry out independent, externally funded research, teach in the DPT and/or Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program and participate in service. This newly established endowed Pediatric Rehabilitation faculty position offers an exciting opportunity for a nationally/internationally recognized candidate with a strong record of extramurally funded research to advance pediatric physical therapy education and research at Boston University. Our vision is to enhance outcomes in pediatric rehabilitation through the advancement of cutting-edge pediatric research, education and outreach.

The successful candidate will lead a nationally and internationally visible research program. The candidate will join and be supported by a group of committed and active NIH-funded scientists with research programs in clinical rehabilitation research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty within Boston University and across several renowned Boston hospitals (i.e., Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital), academic and research institutions. Within the college, the candidate will have access to multiple movement analysis laboratories, as well as musculoskeletal and neurorehabilitation clinical centers. Depending on interests and expertise, the candidate will have opportunities for collaboration with investigators from the Center for Systems Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroimaging Center, Neurophotonics Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health and Boston Medical Center. There are also opportunities to leverage state-of-the-art neuroimaging resources located at Boston University, including a 3.0 Tesla research-dedicated MRI and functional near- infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) systems. Moreover, candidates will also have access to the NIH- funded BU Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), which provides tools, services, and resources in support of faculty engaged in clinical and translational research.

Boston University’s Department of Physical Therapy includes faculty who are leaders in research and scholarship, clinical education, and professional development. Students receive clinical training through highly competitive academic programs including the DPT. The Department also supports advanced clinical residencies and fellowships at the BU Physical Therapy Center and the Center for Neurorehabilitation. Sargent College is a thriving research enterprise with nearly $18 Million in annual external funding. Research in Sargent College covers the full range of biological and behavioral research relating to human health, disease, and disorders.

The department of Physical Therapy values cultural and social diversity among our faculty, staff, and students in contributing the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.

The College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is part of a vibrant academic and research community that includes 17 schools and colleges across Boston University’s Charles River and Medical campuses, as well as many highly regarded medical and educational institutions in the Boston area that allow for collaborative and interdisciplinary activities. At Boston University, we seek to cultivate an atmosphere of respect for individual differences in life experience, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs, and we aspire to be free of intellectual parochialism, barriers to access, and ethnocentrism. We look forward to having a scholar join our faculty who can actively contribute to our stated commitments, advance knowledge in the rehabilitation fields and who can benefit from collaborating with the vast network of talented researchers within Boston University and the greater Boston community. For further information, visit


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send applications (a letter of intent, research statement and curriculum vitae) to:

Cara Lewis, PT, PhD

Search Committee, Pediatric Rehabilitation (Full Professor)

Department of Physical Therapy

BU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

635 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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