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Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty and Director of Research: Physical Therapy

Quinnipiac University
North Haven, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 6, 2023

Job Details


The Department of Physical Therapy (PT) at Quinnipiac University (QU) invites applications for full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty Director of Research position. This position will begin in July 2024 with rank and line (tenure or tenure-track) commensurate with experience. The Director of Research will oversee the scholarly endeavors of the PT Department and manage the broad operation of the associated laboratories including budgeting, supplies, research/capstones, and student learning laboratory activities (curricular and experiential) within the PT department. Through faculty mentorship, the Director of Research will ensure the growth and development of collaborative scholarly agenda’s that influence undergraduate and graduate DPT products. Teaching responsibilities include primary instruction of entry-level DPT students in areas such as evidence-based practice, research methods and statistics, and/or scientific writing.

This full-time 12-month faculty position will have a designated scholarly agenda and service responsibilities relative to the strategic plan of the PT Department and aligned with individual interests.

About the Department:

The Department of Physical Therapy is part of the School of Health Sciences. The Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences offers a comprehensive spectrum of health science programs designed to address the evolving health needs of a diverse society. Building upon a solid foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts and using innovative teaching and hands-on experience, the School of Health Sciences seeks to integrate theory, research, and leadership in their disciplines and in the global community. The School of Health Sciences offers a student-centered learning environment with inter professional collaboration within and across the schools and colleges of the University.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women’s rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women’s basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges.” The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please . Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.


  • Assist in the development of instructional materials related to the mechanics and control of human movement in the UG and Graduate curriculums.
  • Align and develop DPT Capstone sequence, within CAPTE requirements, to ensure valuable evidence-based practice curricular thread.
  • Oversee Capstone Coordinator to organize, schedule, and operationalize annual presentations and dissemination of projects.
  • Instruct and mentor UG and Graduate HSS & DPT research projects that utilize the Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Laboratories.
  • Coordinator and/or instruct UG and Graduate research related courses (examples: Biomechanics HSC440, Evidence in Practice PT685, Capstone PT666-767).
  • Support PT faculty in development and design of scholarly agendas within areas of focus for PT Department:
    • Basic Science/Clinical Outcomes
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • Community Engagement
  • Communicate external funding opportunities to PT faculty which support scholarly agendas.
  • Cultivate and maintain partnerships with community, clinical, academic, and relevant organizational entities to further PT Department’s strategic plan in relation to faculty/student scholarly interests.
  • Contribute to the ongoing quality improvement of the DPT Program, Department of Physical Therapy, and School of Health Sciences through program evaluation
  • Meet teaching, advising, service, and scholarship expectations as described in the Faculty Handbook

Education Requirements:

  • All applicants must hold an academic terminal degree (PhD, DSc, ScD, EdD) and ABD will be considered with record of teaching, scholarship, and service, awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
    • Degree must be in one of the following areas: Kinesiology, Motor Control, Biomechanics, Research Methods and Statistics, or comparable.


  • Candidates must have planned/established scholarly record in the field of biomechanics, kinesiology or motor control, strong programming skills, and experience in the collection of data using motion analysis, EMG, and force plate data acquisition systems.
Experience must include :
  • Ability to teach in two or more of the following content/practice areas: Research Methods and Statistics, Evidence in Practice, Biomechanics, or Motion Analysis/EMG Data acquisition fundamentals.
  • Evidence of strong teaching skills and use of instructional and laboratory related technology.
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Clinical doctorate degree (DPT) in physical therapy.
  • Licensed Physical Therapist (or eligible for licensure) in the State of Connecticut
  • Active member of APTA
  • Minimum of 5 years of documented experience as a physical therapist or other related healthcare field.
  • Demonstrated grant writing skills will be given preferential consideration.
  • Managerial experience as coordinator, director, manager, or similar administrative position
  • Mentorship of a capstone/research project(s) in a doctoral level program.
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised: December 05, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:


Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university in Hamden, CT where students engage in an educational experience that’s both personal and challenging from faculty who care deeply about student outcomes. We offer a diverse range of programs and courses, including our industry-leading dual-degree programs, to approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 2,700 graduate, law and medical students.

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