Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Emory & Henry College invites nominations and applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in our CAPTE accredited DPT program. This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment with a preferred start date of January 1, 2022. 

We are seeking candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: integumentary, cardiopulmonary, physiology, pathophysiology, and basic patient handling and acute care skills (e.g. gait/assistive device training, transfers, and mobility).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Mentorship of DPT students
  • Participation in departmental, school and college service activities
  • Based on candidate interest and qualifications, this position may also include administrative responsibilities related to the development and coordination of some clinical education opportunities for students.

Working Conditions

The Department of Physical Therapy is housed within the School of Health Sciences, which also includes programs in occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, exercise science, and clinical mental health counseling. The School of Health Sciences is located in Marion, Virginia, which is 20 miles north of the main E&H campus in Emory, VA. The 14-acre Health Sciences Campus is designed to promote interprofessional education and faculty collaboration across the School's academic programs. The educational facilities include multiple classrooms and clinical skills labs, a technology enhanced cadaver lab, several research labs, an applied physiology lab, pediatrics lab, ADL lab, and a clinical simulation lab with both high fidelity manikins and standardized patient exam rooms. The Health Sciences Campus includes several community outreach programs including a Falls Prevention Center and the Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College. These entities provide clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty. 

Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry College is a small, prestigious, nationally-ranked liberal arts college located in the Virginia Highlands. With a collegial, interprofessional faculty, strong community ties, and a nationally recognized commitment to civic engagement, Emory & Henry has long been known as one of 44 schools in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives and has a two-time Forbes ranking among the top 25 faculties in the nation.


  • A terminal doctoral degree or progress towards completion of a terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D, DSc) (applicants with a DPT degree will also be considered)
  • Eligibility for Virginia physical therapy licensure,
  • Evidence of an established or developing scholarly agenda
  • Previous teaching and clinical experience.
  • Advanced clinical certifications or completion of a clinical residency or fellowship and teaching experience in a CAPTE accredited program are preferred, but not required.
  • Faculty rank, tenure status, and salary will be commensurate with academic qualifications, teaching and research experience, and relevant clinical specialist certifications. 

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, service philosophy and a research statement summarizing the candidates’ scholarship. All application materials should be submitted to: You may copy and paste the link into your browser.  The link takes you directly to Emory & Henry College position posting and to


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through July 31, 2021. 

Information about the College and the DPT Program can be found at and


For more information, please contact:

Eric Coley, PT Program Chair / 276-685-2747 (cell) or 276-944-6146 (office)