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Assistant/Associate Professor Physical Therapy (tenure track)

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FLSA Exempt

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PositionTitle Assistant/Associate Professor Physical Therapy (tenure track)
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Job Description Summary

Two (2) Doctor of Physical Therapy Faculty Positions

The University of the Sciences (USciences), seeks two (2) dynamic individuals to join the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in full-time, 12-month tenure track faculty positions. The successful candidates will join the department at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with experience. These positions offer individuals the opportunity to cultivate both your teaching and research agendas while developing the next generation of cutting edge Physical Therapists.

The Physical Therapy Department: The Department of Physical Therapy is one of 5 programs housed in the Samson College of Health Sciences: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Exercise Science & Wellness Management, and Health Sciences. The Department has 12.5 FTE core faculty members engaged in a variety of clinical and scholarly activities. Along with recently renovated academic facilities, the Department has two comprehensive research labs, and provides physical therapy consultation/treatment in two pro-bono clinics that facilitate student learning.

The University of the Sciences: USciences is a private, independent, health-sciences university located in the University City section of Philadelphia with 2,800 undergraduate and first professional degree students and 320 graduate students. For more information about the University and the Department, go to

The Community: USciences is a part of the University City District (UCD) which has world-renowned anchor institutions, small businesses, and residents. Our area is rich with health systems that provide direct patient care as well as numerous opportunities for collaborative research and clinical practice. Our institution is within walking distance to the Philadelphia VA, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and a city health center. UCD is also a vibrant place to work and live. It’s a destination for eclectic food, boasts excellent public transit, and also has bike lanes and numerous bike share locations. With a Walk Score of 90, it is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Philadelphia. For more information about UCD, visit their website at:

Required Qualification Summary

The ideal candidates should have:
• earned academic doctorate (PhD, EdD or equivalent is REQUIRED);
• eligibility for PT licensure in Pennsylvania;
• experience in one of the following practice areas; cardiopulmonary, integumentary, health promotion, modalities, higher education, musculoskeletal or neurologic;
• experience in an academic environment inclusive of a record of excellence in teaching and a history of service to the profession
• a strong record of scholarship and distinguished history of teaching and service
• academic and experiential qualifications and backgrounds that are necessary to meet the program objectives and mission of the university, and CAPTE and APTA standards
• outstanding innovation, visionary, and leadership skills

Preferred Qualification Summary
Physical Demands
Essential Duties

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• developing and participating in scholarship;
• collaborating with other faculty to develop and deliver academic content;
• teaching in the curriculum;
• working collaboratively with core faculty, chairs, College of Health Sciences Dean, and other departments within the University;
• participating in service to the Department, College, and University, and student advising

Please submit the following materials online:
1) A cover letter outlining your experience as a physical therapist and/or in related fields in higher education.
2) A complete CV outlining your career in higher education and within health related areas.
3) The names of three professional references including their relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers. References will not be contacted without permission.

This search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Licenses and/or Certifications

All candidates must be eligible for licensure in the state of Pennsylvania

Work Setting work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Job Status Full Time
Percent Duty Time 100%

Position Details

Reports to (Title) Chair of Physical Therapy
Work Schedule normal university schedule
Position End Date (if temporary)
Tenure Track Yes
Length of Appointment (Faculty) 12 Month

Posting Details Information

University of the Sciences EEO Statement

The University of the Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.

Open Date 02/22/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Type Faculty
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Additional Information

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a doctorate in Physical Therapy?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you eligible for licensure in physical therapy in the state of PA?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If you answered No to the question regarding your degree, are you in the process of obtaining a doctorate in a related field to physical therapy?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not applicable

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents