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Assistant or Associate Professor (Open Rank), Physical Therapy

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health & Human Sciences at Indiana University in Indianapolis invites applications for a 10-month tenure-track faculty position. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing an active research agenda, teaching in their area of expertise within an entry-level DPT program, and professional and university service.  Faculty rank and salary commensurate with experience and academic credentials. The position is a 10-month appointment with research start-up funds available.

Required Credentials:

  • Academic doctorate degree (DPT, PhD, EdD, ScD); PhD preferred
  • Licensure as a physical therapist, or eligibility for a physical therapy license in the state of Indiana
  • A record of success in research, teaching, and service in the applicant’s area of expertise

Additional Preferred Experiences:

  • Post-doctoral research training
  • Clinical specialization
  • Demonstrated evidence of success in research through peer-reviewed publications and presentations and grants
  • Developed programmatic line of research aligned with or complementary to the School of Health and Human Sciences
  • Demonstrated potential to secure independent external funding with collaborative research experience in the health sciences and related fields.

The Department of Physical Therapy is part of a dynamic academic and research community that includes eight departments in the School of Health and Human Sciences (SHHS), 15 research labs and institutes, and over 400 clinical and community partnerships. 

IUPUI is Indiana’s premier urban public research university and holds a Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.  It is home to more than 30,000 students pursuing degrees across 17 distinct schools, including the Indiana University School of Medicine.  IUPUI’s innovative practices with respect to health and life science have earned national recognition and offer numerous opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary research efforts.

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

The School of Health & Human Sciences is looking for scholars who will contribute to our commitment to engage the city, state, nation, and beyond through teaching, research and service, in consideration of the rich diversity of our campus and city as we prepare our graduates to enter and lead in an increasingly complex world.  SHHS is committed to the development of an inclusive multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our school and the university.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The preferred start date for the position is August 1, 2022. Application materials should include:  a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names/contact information for three references.

For more information on the position, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Keith Avin (  Additional information on the Department of Physical Therapy and the School of Health & Human Sciences can be found at

Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the university and throughout American society as a whole.  In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications.  Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Indiana University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans.

Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the search process must notify the School’s HR Business Partner, Paige Hummel, at, in advance.

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