School of Physical Therapy - Assistant Professor

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 08, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The assistant/associate professor holds the terminal degree in the field of teaching. Under ordinary circumstances, the terminal degree is considered to be the doctorate except in special fields where other qualifications may be relevant. The assistant/associate professor not given time toward tenure at the time of hire typically applies in the sixth year for promotion and tenure. The Assistant/Associate Professor's teaching responsibilities are assigned by the Program Director. The Assistant/Associate Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the College.


1. Conduct college-level courses in Physical Therapy.
2. Prepare and deliver lectures, lead classroom discussions, teach, assist, and/or coordinate laboratories, and engage students in a variety of experiential learning opportunities.
3. Administer and grade examinations and other academic assignments.
4. Maintain an appropriate scholarly agenda to meet CAPTE research requirements and demonstrate evidence-based research related to physical therapy.
5. Remain up to date in the field of physical therapy in a chosen area of expertise.
6. Enrich interactions with students.
7. Mentor and advise undergraduate majors and graduate DPT students as needed.
8. Engage graduate students in mentored research projects and independent study as needed.
9. Engage in recruitment and other service activities.
10. Participate in departmental governance.
11. Foster and promote collegial relations among faculty, students, and staff.
12. Participate in all regularly scheduled and called faculty meetings, special formal convocations, commencement exercises, and regularly scheduled faculty workshops


1. Possess an entry-level physical therapy degree from a CAPTE-accredited institution;
2. Possess a DPT degree from a regionally-accredited institution and/or an advanced doctoral degree (preferred);
3. Have a current license to practice as a PT in any United States jurisdiction with the ability to obtain a Physical Therapy license in Florida;
4. Have a minimum of three years full-time (or equivalent) post-licensure clinical practice;
5. Have a minimum of one year part or full time teaching in a physical therapy program.