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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Open Ranks)

Western University of Health Sciences
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

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Position TitleAssistant/Associate/Full Professor (Open Ranks)

Posting NumberF00691
CampusWestern University Campus-Lebanon, OR
Department16041-DPT- Doctor of Phys. Therapy-Oregon
Type of PositionFaculty

Job Summary

Prepare and administer a curriculum that will develop students into empathetic, competent, dynamic physical therapists as life-long learners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Knowledge of contemporary physical therapy practice.
2. Good verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively interact with health care professionals and patients. Bilingual helpful.
3. Ability to accurately examine the knowledge and clinical skills attained by the students.
4. Knowledge of instructional and organizational methodologies

Required Qualifications


  • An entry-level doctoral degree from an accredited physical therapy program.
  • Preference given to those with an academic Doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD). All but dissertation (ABD) candidates will also be considered.


    The college is seeking an optimal match between individual qualifications and assessed ability to contribute to the College's mission. All qualified candidates will be considered. Rank (Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor) will be determined based on the College of Health Sciences' Faculty Guidelines.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of Oregon.

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: neurologic physical therapy (adult and/or pediatric), human physiology, exercise science, acute care and/or cardio pulmonary.

  • Curriculum development experience in a CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program.

  • Professional association membership with evidence of advocacy for physical therapy profession.

    List comments regarding work hours
    Full-time M-F 8am-5pm
    Posting Date05/16/2024
    Closing Date
    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Essential Job Duties

  • Job Duty
    Teaching in the classroom and/or laboratory.
    Provide the highest quality of teaching with the most current content information possible.
    Provide the highest quality of clinical supervision.
    Maintain and promote high standards of intellectual integrity.
    Provide a syllabus at the beginning of each course to guide the student in planning.
    Maintain records of student grades and progress.
    Prepare examinations that assess the student's accomplishment of lecture and laboratory objectives.
    Percentage Of Time: 40

  • Job Duty
    Be open to interaction with students in class and available through office hours at least two (2) hours per week when students are not scheduled to be in class. Be willing to schedule further time as needed by the student. Be a mentor to the students.
    Exhibit teamwork and cooperation within the department and other departments within the University.
    Interact appropriately within the department and University with all levels of administration and support staff, from President to Security Guard.
    Be timely and accurate in all communications.
    Percentage Of Time: 20

  • Job Duty
    Scholarship and Research
    Participate in grant proposals, scholarly publications or oral/poster presentations.
    Conduct research individually or in collaboration with University faculty and/or community clinicians.
    Maintain current knowledge in the profession by conference and seminar attendance, as well as by research and teaching.
    Percentage Of Time: 20

  • Job Duty
    Serve on Departmental, College, and University committees.
    Become involved in elected, appointed and/or volunteer American Physical Therapy Association or other professional activities.
    Participate in community service activities.
    Percentage Of Time: 10

  • Job Duty
    Clinical Practice of Physical Therapy/Professional Development
    Maintain skill levels and acknowledge by clinical practice or continuing education.
    Align to CAHP expectations and maintain compliance with CAPTE standards, policies and
    Special projects as assigned from year to year.
    May be required to be a committee chair.
    May guest lecture for other programs in the University.
    May be required to attend university functions outside normal working hours.
    Assist other faculty with practical examinations.
    Provide tutorial classes for students who require remediation.
    Percentage Of Time: 10

    Physical Demands
    Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?Yes

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, sit, and operate a motor vehicle. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must infrequently lift and/or move up to (xx) pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth vision, and ability to adjust focus, and adequate vision to allow for the safe operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must maintain Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that satisfies the requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy

    Describe Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Duties are normally performed in a typical office setting. The noise level in this setting is typically low to moderate.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents
    Curriculum Vitae
    Letter of Recommendation #1
    Letter of Recommendation #2
    Letter of Recommendation #3
    Teaching Philosophy
    Required License/Certification

    Optional Documents
    Additional Applicant Document
    Supplemental Questions
    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    * This position is located in Lebanon, Oregon. Are you willing and able to work from this campus location?
    * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? Please provide the name of the website, individual, or organization.



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