Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor, Physical Therapy



Job Summary

As Physical Therapy faculty, you will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; engage in research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers; responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community.

Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; participates on College and University committees and/or initiatives.


Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications

  • Academic Doctoral degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation, completed coursework in an area relevant to the education and practice of Physical Therapy.
  • Experience teaching in a graduate physical therapy program in the area of neurological rehabilitation.
  • Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment as an Instructor /Assistant/Associate Professor .


or

  • Clinical Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation with an American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) specialization with an interest in developing a research agenda.
  • Licensed as a physical therapist in the State of Florida or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the State of Florida.
  • Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment as an Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in an area relevant to the education and practice of Physical Therapy.
  • Three years of relevant clinical experience.
  • Content expertise in the area of adult neurological physical therapy along with experience in vestibular rehabilitation.
  • Experience in developing &/or teaching a neurologic residency program
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) NCS.
  • Active research agenda.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching.
  • Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning.
  • Must value continued scholarship and service to the College and University.


Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made on a 12-month multi-year appointment basis contract available August 2021.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED.

As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials:

  • Unofficial Transcripts- include transcripts for all degrees earned
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Five (5) Professional References


Additional Materials (the application will ask you to upload any additional required documents from the job posting.) The following are the additional that should be uploaded in that section:

  • Licenses and/or certifications


The posting for this position will close Saturday May 1, 2021.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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