Physical Therapy Faculty | Tenure Track Fall 2023 | I02003

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 17, 2022

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number

Classification Title
Physical Therapy Faculty | Tenure Track Fall 2023 | I02003

Working Title
Physical Therapy Faculty | Tenure Track Fall 2023 | I02003

Employee Group

Bargaining Unit

Main Campus

School of Physical Therapy

Pay Rate

Employment Type
Regular FT

Work Schedule

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The Department of Physical Therapy at Slippery Rock University is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in our well-established, three year, fully accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Slippery Rock University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, offering an excellent salary structure, a comprehensive benefits package, and an exceptional retirement program. Faculty may consider pension options through the State Employee Retirement Program.

Responsibilities will include teaching in the area of physical therapy assessment and procedures, the faculty member’s area of expertise, and areas of need within the department’s curriculum. Other responsibilities include service at the department, college, university, and professional levels, student advising, and pursuit of scholarly activity through research, publications and professional presentations. All faculty must comply with accreditation requirements of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education ( CAPTE ).

Minimum Qualifications

Current unrestricted license or eligibility for PT licensure in Pennsylvania.
Current clinical practice.
Doctoral preparation with a DPT, PhD, EdD, or other earned doctoral degree.
Content expertise and clinical experience in the areas of physical therapy assessment and procedures.
Successful candidate must possess strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and mentoring skills.
Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the education of diverse populations.
Successful performance in an interview and teaching demonstration is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Contemporary expertise beyond that obtained in an entry-level physical therapy program.
Ability to teach in one or more of the following content/practice areas: prosthetics rehabilitation/training, orthotics, pediatrics, or other areas of contemporary expertise.
Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to contribute to the department and the university.
Teaching experience with evidence of strong teaching skills and use of instructional technology.
Experience teaching in a graduate-level physical therapy program.
Evidence of commitment to a scholarly agenda, community engagement, and professional advocacy.
Advanced training or board certification in area of expertise.
Academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or other).
Applicants are asked to address how they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, where applicable, in a cover letter.

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Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Respect for Individuals in the Community

Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in its programs or activities in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
008 Old Main Building
104 Maltby Avenue
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Special Instructions to Applicants

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may upload either official or unofficial transcripts using the “Transcript” selection under Required Documents. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal ( FBI ) clearance prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2023.
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Unofficial Transcripts 2
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (e.g. peer reviews, student evaluations, honors and awards, etc.)
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  3. Research Plan

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