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DPT PTA-DPT Assistant/Associate Professor

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Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.

UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The motto of "Education for Service" provides the foundation for our work to better our communities, both near and far.

As University employees, we know the work we do is important to our students and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcome talented, civic-minded, and diverse individuals from all career levels to help maintain our high standards of excellence and quality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experience hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application!

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  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Retirement Savings Plan - 403B
  • Employee Discounts & Services
  • Free Parking
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center
For more information about the benefits of being a staff member at UIndy, visit our Benefits site.

Responsibilities - Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Teaching, scholarship, and service in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program, with the option of clinical practice consistent with the mission of the University and School
  • Additional responsibilities may include academic advising and the potential to advise doctoral dissertations in the Doctor of Health Science Program
Qualifications - Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successful academic and/or clinical teaching in physical therapy is required
  • Evidence of contemporary expertise reflective of current clinical practice within physical therapy
  • A terminal academic or clinical doctoral degree (Ph.D., EdD, DSc, DHS, DPT, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution is required
  • Individuals currently enrolled in an academic doctoral program will be considered
  • Specialization or identified clinical expertise is preferred
  • Eligibility and intention to obtain an unrestricted Indiana physical therapy license
Job Description

The Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) is seeking a dynamic individual with expertise in musculoskeletal/orthopedic physical therapy, general patient care skills and therapeutic exercise to join our exceptional academic team. The primary responsibilities of the position include teaching, service, scholarship, and student advising in both the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant programs with the option of clinical practice consistent with the mission of University and School.

If you are interested in becoming part of the nationally recognized faculty of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy, then you are invited to apply for a 10-month, non-tenure-track assistant/associate professor of practice or tenure-track assistant/associate professor. The start date is flexible, with a preferred start date of August 2024. Compensation is based upon experience and level of education.

Position requirements include:
  • At minimum a clinical doctoral degree (DPT) with preference for ABPTS specialty or terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, DHS, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution. Individuals currently enrolled in a terminal academic doctoral program will be considered.
  • Evidence of successful academic and/or clinical teaching in physical therapy.
  • Evidence of contemporary expertise that represents the knowledge and skills reflective of current clinical practice within physical therapy.
  • Evidence of an ongoing or developing scholarly agenda or potential for one
  • Eligibility and intention to obtain an unrestricted Indiana physical therapy license
  • Flexibility to teach during a mix of day and evening hours reflective of the needs of the DPT/PTA programs.
Program highlights include:
  • Supportive, creative, and collaborative faculty who are actively engaged in scholarship and professional activities at local, national, and international levels. Several faculty also continue to practice in their area of clinical expertise.
  • A program steeped in a rich history of student-focused teaching, development of faculty and students, and carrying out the UIndy motto, “Education for service”.
  • Successfully achieved CAPTE re-accreditation in 2022.
  • Contemporary, interdisciplinary building housing the College of Health Sciences (CHS), College of Education and Behavior Sciences, School of Nursing, and health and wellness services that serve the campus and surrounding community.
    • Comprehensive exercise science and human performance lab
    • Access to research lab and simulation space
  • Opportunities for interprofessional educational experiences involving a variety of University programs and off-campus partnerships.
Candidates should be prepared to upload: a cover letter with the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position, focusing on items that will contribute to the Krannert School of Physical Therapy; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; names, titles and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, James W Bellew, PT, EdD, MS, Professor, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, 317-788-3522 / For more information about the position and/or to apply visit:


University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) is a private United Methodist Church-affiliated university in Indianapolis, Indiana

Since opening our doors in 1902, the University of Indianapolis has been building a culture of connectedness with a unique emphasis on giving back through service-learning and volunteer work. As an academic ecosystem interconnected with the city of Indianapolis, here, you’re surrounded with myriad opportunities, including museums, music, culture, service, and more ways to grow and emerge greater. 

At UIndy, personal attention isn't just for students. You'll find a family-like atmosphere where coworkers quickly become friends, and colleagues provide support and encouragement both on the job and off. Combine that great environment with outstanding education benefits and an array of insurance coverage, vacation time and other perks, and you've got a workplace that is hard to beat.

Personal attention and applied learning are top priorities at UIndy. Just as you encourage your students' academic growth, UIndy supports your career growth and research pursuits. Plus, we're just 10 minutes from downtown, so you'll enjoy the many cultural and entertainment opportunities Indianapolis has to offer.


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