University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, selects Harris Search Associates to lead Chair of Rehabilitation Science search

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, has selected Harris Search Associates to lead its Chair of Rehabilitation Science search. 

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, seeks a Chair for the Department of Rehabilitation Science. The Department has longstanding history of excellence in clinical education in programs leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy, the BS/MS in Occupational Therapy, and the PhD in Rehabilitation Science. The Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs have enjoyed continuous accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) for more than 60 years. The School of Public Health and Health Professions is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Duties and responsibilities: The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, seeks a Chair for the Department of Rehabilitation Science. The Department has longstanding history of excellence in clinical education in programs leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy, the BS/MS in Occupational Therapy, and the PhD in Rehabilitation Science. The Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs have enjoyed continuous accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) for more than 60 years. The School of Public Health and Health Professions is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York's largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training. We are Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredited and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The University at Buffalo was recently selected by the NIH to receive the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) and SPHHP is an active participant in that award.

UB seeks a Chair with a strong record of excellence in academic leadership and scholarly activity including peer-reviewed extramurally funded research and enthusiasm to grow the Department's academic and research programs. Available resources include state of the art research facilities in gait, balance, human performance, and a simulation center. Opportunities for collaboration are available with individuals from departments within the School including Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Biostatistics, and Community Health and Health Behavior. Additional collaborative opportunities are available with investigators from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Schools of Nursing, Dental Medicine, Social Work, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the Center for Assistive Technology. Additionally, the School has strong ties with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Architecture and Planning and Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., or equivalent, in a related discipline. Previous clinical experience in physical therapy or occupational therapy is highly desired. A strong track record of successful administrative leadership is preferred. The candidate should also have experience in education and the ability to provide leadership for the department's programs. Collaborative skills are essential. Significant scholarship is expected with demonstrated academic experience such that the candidate can be appointed to the rank of full professor

The faculty are engaged in research broadly related to rehabilitation and disability including neuromuscular function, stroke, rehabilitation of multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy, and adaptive technology. Rehabilitation Science faculty also collaborate with other regional affiliated institutions and hospital systems in the western NY region. The SPHHP is active in extramural research with most funding coming from the NIH.

Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located in the western region on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo - the City of Good Neighbors - is a big city with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and modest cost of living. The Western New York educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people with world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. These are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo a great place to work, study and live.

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 52 offices in 34 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

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