Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

University of South Alabama
Alabama, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate effective August 1, 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES of the position include teaching graduate courses in physical therapy in the candidate’s area of expertise; conducting, publishing, and presenting research; providing student advising and mentorship; contributing to student recruitment; collaborating with faculty; participating in curriculum development; and providing service to the Department, University, and community. The successful candidate must display effective teaching practices, provide experiential student learning opportunities, and engage in program-related student and community engagement.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include eligibility for physical therapy licensure in Alabama and an academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD or DSc) in physical therapy or a related field.  ABDs nearing completion of the degree will be considered. Applicants should have skills and/or experience in teaching, research, and service.  Applicants must demonstrate the ability to establish and continue a line of scholarship with potential to secure external research funding. Rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials and experience in demonstrating a consistent and ongoing record of scholarship and experience with securing external research funding. Applicants that are ABD will be considered for Assistant Professor. At the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must provide evidence of an established research agenda (e.g. peer reviewed publications, grants, etc.) and a history of effective teaching.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS include a minimum of 2 years of didactic teaching experience in higher education.  Teaching and/or clinical expertise in orthotics/prosthetics, functional anatomy, foundational clinical skills, therapeutic exercise, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and/or clinical education is preferred. 


THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY at USA, with a 47-year history, offers an accredited well-established and highly respected entry-level DPT program. The academic program is developed, managed, and implemented by the Department’s nine full-time faculty members. The curriculum is delivered over eight continuous semesters using innovative teaching strategies such as patient simulation and team-based learning that foster student engagement and clinical reasoning.  Team teaching is utilized to promote delivery by faculty with content expertise.  The Department is housed in the Health Sciences building and includes research labs with a Vicon motion analysis system, BTE Primus, Tecnobody Walker-View treadmill system, and a Carefusion portable metabolic system. Innovative teaching methods are encouraged and supported through the University’s Human-Patient Simulation Program, Innovation in Learning Center and the TeamUSA Quality Enhancement Plan.  For more information about the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of South Alabama, please visit the website at:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA is in historic Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf Coast, between New Orleans and the Florida panhandle. The University is a public, Carnegie “Research University/High Research Activity” institution, enrolling more than 14,500 students in nine colleges and schools. Founded in 1963, the University seeks to establish itself as a premier academic institution in the southeastern United States. Mobile is the center of a growing, two-county, metropolitan area (~600,000 residents) with an expanding, diverse economy.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Be prepared to attach a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should submit documentation demonstrating their research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications and grantsmanship. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Laura White at (251) 445-9330 or email:

Applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have three signed original letters of recommendation and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts from all degree granting institutions attended sent directly to Laura White, University of South Alabama, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, HAHN 2021, 5721 USA Drive N., Mobile, AL 36688-0002 or

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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