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Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Non-Tenure Track, Summer / Fall 2024

Chapman University
Irvine, California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

Job Details


Chapman University invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Physical Therapy in Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. We seek a faculty member who has extensive clinical experience with management of orthopedic/musculoskeletal conditions and can contribute to excellence in physical therapy education. Preference may be given for this one year appointment to candidates who can begin immediately.

Continually accredited since 1928, the Department of Physical Therapy has a rich tradition as one of the oldest physical therapy programs in the United States and is located on the Rinker Health Science campus in Irvine, CA. This campus is designed to foster an inter-professional educational environment and to use cutting edge technology in teaching and practice. The campus features state of the art facilities, including a human cadaver anatomy laboratory, advanced learning center with innovative technology, Grand Rounds auditorium with 3D projection capabilities, multi-sized classrooms, a medical library, and collaborative work centers. The campus is home to several accredited graduate health science professional programs, including Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies, and Doctor of Pharmacy. Crean College includes the Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences (Brain Institute), offering additional outstanding facilities for neurophysiological and neuromodulation research. The Rinker campus is strategically located near healthcare institutions, medical device, and biopharmaceutical companies.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university and Crean College is available at .

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at .

  • Primary responsibilities will include teaching in the orthopedics content areas
  • Teach in other area(s) of expertise in the DPT curriculum
  • Assist with practice management courses
  • Participate in clinical and inter-professional education courses
  • Provide academic and professional mentorship to doctoral physical therapy students
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Chapman physical therapy faculty
  • Maintain clinical competency

The successful candidate will hold a DPT or terminal degree from an accredited program, and clinical specialty certification or other evidence of advanced clinical expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching orthopedics content areas in a DPT program, 3-5 years of relevant clinical experience in management of musculoskeletal disorders, and experience in incorporating technology into teaching and professional practice. An interest in inter-professional education is highly desirable. Candidates must hold a current CA PT license.

Application Instructions

Candidates should electronically submit the following materials in Interfolio, addressed to Dr. Shawn Farrokhi, DPT Chair.
  • Letter of application outlining your interest, experience, and accomplishments relevant to this position.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of how the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion factor into your teaching and service (up to one page in length).
  • Contact details for three professional references.
Further inquiries can be directed to Department Chair, Dr. Shawn Farrokhi, , cc to Faculty Search Coordinator Erika Orejola . Please use “Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Position – One Year Contract” as the email subject line. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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