Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy - Generalist

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Lynchburg invites applications for a full-time (12 month) tenure-track assistant/associate professor level faculty position to begin Fall of 2021. 



The ideal candidate should have experience teaching a variety of content to entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. Additionally, candidates should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with colleagues. Responsibilities for this faculty position, in addition to teaching, will include advising students, providing service to the program and University, and performing scholarly activities. 


University and Program:

The University of Lynchburg is a private liberal arts institution located in Central Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The University is ranked in the top 20 of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities (South), and is recognized by Princeton Review as one of the “Best-Run Colleges” in the United States.


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is part of the College of Health Sciences with opportunities for inter-professional experiences with a variety of other health science programs. Clinical practice is promoted among faculty and opportunities exist within the onsite free clinic. The Program received initial accreditation in 2013 and is scheduled for re-review in 2028.  


Required Qualifications: 

    Experience teaching entry-level content to DPT students A minimum of three years of contemporary physical therapy clinical practice Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia licensure is expected within one year of employment) A scholarly agenda that contributes to teaching and/or practice Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association An earned academic doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, DSc, or DHSc);  candidates approaching completion of a terminal academic degree will also be considered


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience working in faculty teams for teaching, service, and scholarship ABPTS Certification Evidence of cultural competence in teaching, teamwork, and leadership ability


The University of Lynchburg offers a competitive salary with a generous benefits package.  Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and academic qualifications. The selected candidate must pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.  


Interested applicants should send 1) a letter of interest describing their teaching philosophy, 2) a current CV, 3) official graduate transcripts, and 4) telephone and email contact information for three references to:  Dr. Stephen W. Elam, PT, DPT, EdD, GCS, OCS, LSVT Big Chair, Physical Therapy Search Committee, University of Lynchburg, College of Health Sciences, School of Physical Therapy, 300 Monticello Ave., Suite A, Lynchburg, VA 24501., 434.544.8884.  EOE.


The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.