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Open Rank Clinical Professor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022

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Open Rank Clinical Professor

About the Opportunity

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

The Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, located within Bouve College of Health Sciences, is comprised of 30 faculty, some with joint or affiliated appointments in other colleges. The Department offers one of the oldest and largest Doctor of Physical therapy programs in the country with a hallmark experiential cooperative education program, a Ph.D. and Master's programs in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, an ABPTFRE Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program and a transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy in collaboration with College of Professional studies.

The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences is successfully and rapidly building and strengthening its educational offerings and research program, in parallel with the exciting growth occurring across Northeastern University.

The Department is Housed within the School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences created in 2020 within the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. This school brings together the clinical fields of physical therapy, speech and language pathology, and physicians' assistants with the multiple disciplines of rehabilitation sciences including epidemiology, neuroscience, engineering, physiology, exercise science, design, and communication.

Based on the Northeastern University's 2025 Plan the new School is building a diverse and inclusive network for creating new knowledge (research) and education. These networks allow for more agile and innovative discoveries.

About The Opportunity

The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University invites applications from highly motivated candidates for a 12-month open rank clinical (non-tenure) track faculty appointment to begin in the Fall 2022 semester. Responsibilities include teaching, service, and scholarship within the field of physical therapy. The responsibilities of this position will include primarily clinical education with additional teaching responsibilities commensurate with candidates' expertise and departmental needs. Responsibilities include clinical education, teaching, service, and scholarship in the field of physical therapy education in alignment with the department workload policy.

  • Candidate must have a Doctor of Physical Therapy or foreign equivalent degree by the appointment start date and demonstrated clinical excellence in a clinical specialization within any area designated by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
  • Be a licensed physical therapist or eligible for licensure in Massachusetts by the appointment start date .
  • Have a minimum of two years of academic or clinical teaching experience in physical therapy education by the appointment start date.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a collaborative team in educational delivery, service, and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A record of scholarly activity as defined by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapist Education (CAPTE) is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience as a Site Coordinator of Clinical Education, Clinical Instructor or Director of Clinical Education will be strongly considered.
  • ABPTS certification is preferred, but not required.
  • Advanced academic degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, ScD) is preferred, but not required. Please note opportunities exist and individuals are encouraged to pursue advanced degrees while employed at Northeastern.

All applications must be submitted through the on-line portal and shall include

  • a curriculum vita that contains a list of publications and presentations,

  • a teaching statement,

  • a diversity, inclusion, and equity statement, and

  • at least three references.

    Teaching statement:

    Your teaching statement should include a summary of your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.

    Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity statement:

    A Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Statement describes a faculty candidate's past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Your statement should demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing individuals from groups marginalized in your field and be in alignment with Northeastern University mission to reflect the diversity of the societies in which it maintains campuses and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. This may include a statement describing a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service because of the diversity of the group you were working with or your awareness of marginalized populations. . University and College mission statements may be found at:



    For more information or questions, please contact the chair of the search committee, Christopher Cesario

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    Additional Information

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

    To apply, visit


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