Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Open Position: Assistant/Associate Professor in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month appointment in a non-tenure track position for a qualified candidate with expertise in cardiopulmonary assessment and intervention and exercise science/exercise physiology. Ideal applicants will hold a physical therapy degree, an academic doctorate and Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialization or a strong clinical background. Credentials indicating ability to perform maximal exercise tests is highly desirable. Applicants should demonstrate a record of clinical and academic teaching/research and interest in developing a research program in cardiopulmonary or exercise physiology. Illinois state physical therapy licensure or eligibility is required.

Teaching responsibilities will involve team-teaching and directing courses e.g. physiology and cardiopulmonary courses in our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. The position also includes student advising, scholarship, and service on departmental committees. Depending on the experience and background of the applicant, this position is being offered at the Assistant/Associate professor level. Salary is negotiable.

The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences is part of the vibrant educational and cultural community of Northwestern University. Collaboration with faculty in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Physiology, Biomedical Engineering and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, is available and will be encouraged.  With the abundance of high quality teaching and research experiences within the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, this position represents significant teaching and clinical research opportunities for the well-qualified candidate.

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 a strong, talented faculty engaged in teaching, research, and clinical practice. For more information about our Department, please visit

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Applications received before October 1, 2017 will receive full consideration but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The earliest starting date is February 1, 2017.  Interested applicants should send a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy and research goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three professional references to:

Tom Reeder, Search Committee coordinator

Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite # 1100, Chicago, IL 60611


If you have questions contact:             

Gail Huber, PT PhD, Search Committee Chair