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Clinical Assistant Professors of Physical Therapy (Non-Tenure Track, 2 Openings)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Feb 13, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Old Dominion University (ODU) invites nominations and applications for two full time, ten-month positions within the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, appointment effective July 25, 2023. The appointments would be at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is situated in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences ( and graduates approximately 40 students per year. The program employs 10 full-time core faculty and is additionally supported by faculty from within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. Physical Therapy faculty also contribute to advising, instruction, and research in the School’s PhD program in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation and in the College’s PhD Program in Health Sciences Research. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and stable faculty.

Old Dominion University is a residential, research-extensive public institution with a total student enrollment of 25,000, approximately 6,000 of whom are graduate students. Old Dominion University is a minority serving institution (MIS); one third of the students are from minority backgrounds and over 1,100 are international students from 94 countries. Old Dominion University has a diverse faculty of over 750, of which 40% are women. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia which, with a diverse population of 1.7 million, is a major recreation area and home to the Port of Virginia and the largest naval base in the world.

The responsibilities of this position include teaching and scholarship responsibilities in content areas that match the applicant’s scholarly interests, areas of contemporary practice expertise, as well as program and school mission, goals and curricular needs. The individual will also contribute to mentoring doctoral students within the Kinesiology and Rehabilitation and/or the Health Services Research programs. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, engaging in Program, School, College and University service, and professional development.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Candidates must be a graduate of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) CAPTE accredited physical therapy program or equivalent.
  • DPT degree or academic doctorate from an accredited institution. Individuals with ABD will be considered
  • Candidates are expected to have an active license to practice as a physical therapist in any US jurisdiction by the start date.
  • Candidates must demonstrate evidence of contemporary clinical expertise.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Effective communication skills Evidence of a research promise.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • DPT candidates with interest in pursuing an academic doctorate.
  • History of community service and/or involvement in professional association
  • Active APTA membership
  • Experience teaching entry-level clinical skills and problem solving

How to Apply:

Applicants can submit the following required application materials to

  • letter of application addressing interest in and qualifications for the current position;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of scholarly interests and goals;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and approaches;
  • unofficial graduate transcripts; and
  • the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references from academic and professional sources

Interested applicants may also contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Patricia Laverdure ( directly for further information. Application review will begin March 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, is Virginia's forward-focused public doctoral research university with more than 23,000 students, a top R1 research ranking, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia's economy.

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