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Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Wingate University
Wingate, North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 25, 2024

Wingate is one of the fastest-growing independent universities in the state, serving more than 3,400 students

on two campuses. At Wingate, we are committed to an inclusive and welcoming environment for working,

learning, and living. As an equal employment opportunity employer, we respect each individual and support the

diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce. Wingate’s main campus is located

on 500+ acres of beautiful landscape and is only 25 minutes from the Charlotte metropolitan area. Learn more

at University in Charlotte, NC | Quick Facts About Wingate.

Position Summary: The Department of Physical Therapy at Wingate University invites applications for a 12- month, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor (rank determined by preparation and academic experience). The ideal candidate will have a North Carolina license, or eligible, to practice physical therapy, have a diverse clinical background, and teaching experience, with a preference given to those with an earned terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DHSc) in physical therapy or a related field. Applicants with teaching/clinical experience in neurological rehabilitation, research and/or modalities are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching and team teaching in the entry-level doctor of physical therapy program, student advising, scholarship and service to the Department, University and surrounding communities. Weekly participation in our pro-bono clinic is required and is included in the teaching load. The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy at Wingate University is to provide an innovative, scholarly, learner-centered environment to cultivate exceptional, mindful, and impactful physical therapists who are leaders in, and committed to, interprofessional collaboration, global community engagement and professional formation. The Department has recently undergone an extensive curricular revision, has received a positive CAPTE 10-year re-accreditation review and has a focus on serving our surrounding communities, including global outreach. The innovative learner-centered DPT program at Wingate University has excellent student outcomes and strives to develop every student to their fullest potential. The Department of Physical Therapy is housed in a state-of-the-art space in the center of campus with easy access to the student center, library, athletic facilities and student services. Facilities include renovated classrooms, private faculty offices, instructional laboratories, student lounge and study centers, a research lab and a 10-cadaver dissection lab. More program information can be found at Duties/Responsibilities:

● Regular, predictable attendance on campus

● Alignment with University mission, vision, and strategic roadmap

● Able to perform teaching, scholarship and service requirements as per department standards

Required Skills/Abilities:

• Eligible for NC physical therapy licensure

• APTA membership

• Demonstrate contemporary clinical expertise in assigned teaching areas Education and Experience:

• At least 5 years of clinical employment in a physical therapy setting

• 3-5 years of teaching (preferred)

• Earned terminal academic doctoral degree (preferred)

• Prior history of scholarship (preferred)

Assistant/Associate Professor Department of Physical Therapy

Wingate, NC Main Campus

Wingate University abides by all federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age (over 40), sex, marital status or physical handicap, except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists. Wingate University is committed to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments. Wingate University expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. At this time, we are currently seeking candidates with legal authorization to work in the U.S.


How to apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Human Resources at

Recruitment ( In the letter of interest, please address the opportunities this role has to support

Wingate University’s dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion. The faculty appointment is approved to begin

August 1, 2024 with the application review process to begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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