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Assistant/Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

Governors State University
University Park, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 20, 2024

Job Details


The Department of Physical Therapy at Governors State University invites applications for a full-time, 41 weeks (9 months, 1 week), tenure-track position as a core faculty member of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor . The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in the entry level DPT program and other related areas, as needed. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, a record of professional scholarship, a defined research agenda, a record of community and professional service, history of interprofessional collaboration, effective communication and interpersonal skills that serve individuals from diverse backgrounds and professions, and the ability to collaborate and solve complex problems.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With affordable tuition, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU recently underwent major transition and is now a residential institution, accepting first-year students, transfer and graduate students. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.

Through its Vision 2025 Strategic Plan, GSU emphasizes excellence, student success, social, ethical, and environmental responsibility. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers five doctoral degrees in clinical/practice areas of health, counseling, and education. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, DHSc) or equivalent degree in an area related to physical therapy from an institution recognized by the USDE as being regionally accredited. Individuals in the final stages of completion of doctoral degree will be considered.
  2. At least three years of clinical experience as a physical therapist with clinic experience or teaching experience in cardiopulmonary physical therapy or
  3. Current physical therapist license in Illinois or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Illinois.
  4. Effective communication and interpersonal skills with individuals from diverse populations and other professions.
  5. Commitment to student learning and success.
  6. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others to solve complex problems.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Teaching and/or professional experience in multiple areas.
  2. Specialist certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
  3. Prior experience with online teaching/learning.

Supplemental Information

Please attach these required documents.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. List of Three Professional References
Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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