Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 02, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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Job Description:  We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level.  The department of Physical Therapy Education at Elon University which includes 13 full-time highly qualified, dynamic faculty is recruiting an individual with clinical and teaching experience in musculoskeletal physical therapy (PT).  Teaching responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, Biomechanics and Management of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, Clinical Reasoning & Therapeutic Exercise, and Research Design. The successful candidate will also have a clinically-oriented, ongoing research agenda related to musculoskeletal PT, rehabilitation/movement science, or biomechanics.  Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentoring, scholarship, and department and university service.  The successful candidate will have effective interpersonal and communication skills, and a commitment to graduate education and professional growth.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and level of experience.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A record of teaching and scholarship
  • Eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist in North Carolina
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical practice
  • Active membership in a professional organization

Preferred candidates will also have:

  • Experience as mid-career orthopedic or sports specialist
  • An academic terminal degree (e.g PhD, DSc, EdD)
  • Residency or fellowship training or ABPTS certification
  • Active leadership in a professional organization

Start Date: The start date for this position is negotiable, with preference for starting before June 1, 2021.

About the Department: The LEED-certified Gerald L. Francis Center houses the School of Health Sciences.  The Department of Physical Therapy Education occupies 32,000 square feet with state-of-the-art equipment for teaching and research, including: MSK ultrasound, DEXA scanner, Strength and Balance measuring systems, a 3D motion capture system with 12 cameras and 16-channel wireless EMG system, plus two force plates, Woodway Pro-Treadmill, instrumented walkways, and a bodyweight-support rehabilitation system.  The DPTE and the School of Health Sciences enjoy a strong collaborative partnership with Cone Health-Alamance Regional Medical Center.  Please visit our website at for additional information.

About Elon University:  Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus.  To learn more about Elon, please visit

To Apply:  Deadline is Jan 31, 2021.  Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.  Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.  Please send a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, and three references to: Mary Kay Hannah, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS Search Committee Chair,, 336-278-6981