Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy (F0557A1

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Old Dominion University (ODU) invites nominations and applications for Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Sciences, appointment effective July 25, 2021. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is situated in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU) and graduates approximately 40 students per year. The program employs 8 full-time core faculty and is additionally supported by faculty from within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. Physical Therapy faculty also contribute to advising, instruction, and research in the School’s PhD program in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation and in the College’s PhD Program in Health Services Research.  We are committed to maintaining a diverse and stable faculty.

Old Dominion University is a residential, research-extensive public institution with a total student enrollment of 25,000, approximately 6,000 of whom are graduate students. Old Dominion University is a minority serving institution (MIS); one third of the students are from minority backgrounds and over 1,100 are international students from 94 countries. Old Dominion University has a diverse faculty of over 750, of which 40% are women. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia which, with a diverse population of 1.7 million, is a major recreation area and home to the Port of Virginia and the largest naval base in the world.

The responsibilities of this position include teaching and scholarship responsibilities in content areas that match the applicant’s scholarly interests, areas of contemporary practice expertise, as well as Program and School mission, goals and curricular needs. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, engaging in Program, School, College and University service, and professional development. 

Minimum qualifications and include:

  1. Graduate of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) CAPTE accredited physical therapy program.
  2. DPT degree or academic doctorate required.
  3. At least three years of clinical practice experience as a physical therapist.
  4. Demonstrated excellence in teaching in a DPT entry level program.
  5. Licensed or eligible for PT licensure with the intent to become licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  6. Effective communication skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues.
  7. Demonstrated interest in pursuing scholarship.

Preferred qualifications for the position include: 

  1. DPT candidates with interest in pursuing an academic doctorate.
  2. History of community service and/or involvement in professional association
  3. Active APTA membership.

The position is a 10-month full-time faculty position at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Old Dominion University offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment. Clinical faculty at Old Dominion University are subject to all University, college and department policies and procedures governing graduate teaching, program implementation, and oversight of graduate research and must undergo the same formal academic review and graduate certification review as required of tenured and tenure-track faculty members.

Applicants can submit all required application materials (letter of application addressing interest in and qualifications for the current position, a current curriculum vitae, statement of scholarly interests and goals, statement of teaching philosophy and approaches, unofficial graduate transcripts and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references from academic and professional sources) at

Interested applicants may also contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Daniel Russell ( directly for further information. Application review will begin May 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.