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Visiting Instructor Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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Visiting Instructor Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Job ID: 272768
Location: Georgia Southern - Savannah
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

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Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

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Armstrong Campus
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

Department Information

Department of Clinical Sciences

Search Chair: Sidney Stoddard

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-344-3315

Job Summary

The person selected for this position will be an integral part of a physical therapist education program with a sustained record of student success. The program's mission is providing student-centered education that allows individuals to develop physical therapy skills and knowledge that address the challenges of the rapidly changing healthcare system and the expanding need for evidence-based physical therapy services. The program also works collaboratively with various stakeholders within and outside the physical therapy community to improve the quality of physical therapy care and enhance the scientific basis of professional practice.


Reporting to the department chair, the visiting instructor in Physical Therapy will be expected to teach the equivalent of 15 semester hours per semester in a variety of content areas. This is an academic year appointment for the months of August 2024-May 2025. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

Earned doctoral degree (the DPT is sufficient)

An active, unrestricted PT license and eligibility for a Georgia PT license

Contemporary expertise beyond entry-level education in the following content areas:
  • Adult rehabilitation focused on disorders of the neurologic and/or cardiopulmonary and/or multiple body systems

Experience in one or more of the following:
  • Full-time teaching/administration in a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program
  • Site coordinator for physical therapy clinical education or significant experience as a physical therapist clinical instructor
  • Teaching in some other sustained professional or academic capacity

Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives

Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced physical therapy certification in a specialty area

A record of scholarship in physical therapy

Contemporary expertise in acute care, gait, pediatrics, prosthetics, sports, leadership, practice management

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience.

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Screening of applications begins June 5, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. Preferred start date is August 1, 2024.

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Conditions of Employment

All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.

Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.

Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.

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