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Palmer College of Chiropractic Ranked Research Faculty in Davenport, Iowa

The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) at the Main campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA invites applications for an open-ranked faculty position.


The PCCR seeks applicants who engage in clinical or health services research in the areas of musculoskeletal health or pain management. Top candidates will be effective team-members, participate in and foster interdisciplinary collaborations, provide mentorship, and exhibit the potential to establish externally-funded research programs. A demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications is expected. Experience in seeking external-funding is highly desirable.

The PCCR was established in 1995 and is currently the largest and most highly funded research effort in the U.S. chiropractic academic community. We have been awarded over $40M in research grants through the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, Health Resources and Services Administration, and private foundations. Our research is conducted collaboratively with research-intensive universities and healthcare institutions. Active partners include investigators at Yale University, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine jointly based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and The University of Iowa College of Public Health. The PCCR has excellent clinical research support, including a dedicated research clinic, exceptional clinical research professionals, and an Office of Data Management & Biostatistics. We also conduct research in military treatment facilities and VA healthcare centers across the U.S.

Palmer College of Chiropractic provides a generous array of benefits for full time employees, including but not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off annually – 25 vacation days; 12 sick days; 16 holidays

  • Health Benefits – Health, vision, dental insurance, Flex spending, Health Savings Account

  • 403(b) Retirement – 6% of salary employer contribution after 1 year of employment, with immediate vesting and optional employee contribution

  • Free Chiropractic care for employees & their dependents

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • On-site recreation facility & personal training

  • Life insurance

    Applications should include a 1-2 page cover letter directly addressing how your research interests and expertise can integrate with the PCCR’s mission and direction, a current CV, and a 1-2 page summary of current research productivity and future research interests. In addition, 2-3 letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender to Melissa Mapes, Human Resources:




A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree (e.g. ScD, DHSc) is required at appointment. A health professional degree (e.g. DC, DO, MD, PT, RN) with experience in healthcare delivery is a plus. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Performs sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted, and temperature controlled office or laboratory setting.

  • Frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift moderate weight objects (up to 20 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the workday.