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Assistant Professor of Practice, Physical Therapy, College of Health, Education, and Professional

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

Assistant Professor of Practice, Physical Therapy

College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Physical Therapy Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ( UTC) invites applications for a 9-month non-tenure track position at the Assistant Professor of Practice rank to begin August 1, 2024.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The successful candidate has strong experience and documented success in teaching, scholarship, and service. We are seeking candidates with pediatric clinical background to complement current faculty experience. As a core faculty member, the candidate must maintain a scholarly agenda, advise and mentor DPT students, and participate in interprofessional education and collaboration. Additional experience with the CAPTE accreditation process is highly valued. Opportunities exist to maintain clinical practice.

The salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in physical therapy (DPT)
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Tennessee
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time clinical practice as a pediatric physical therapist
  • ABPTS board certified specialist in pediatric physical therapy
  • Experience teaching pediatric content in a DPT Program
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member
  • APTA Academy of Pediatrics member
  • Evidence of APTA professional service at the national level
  • Evidence of professional community service at the regional and/or national level
  • An active research agenda with scholarly dissemination
  • Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s strategic plan
  • Demonstrate an ability to present a positive and professional attitude when engaging with students, colleagues, clinical partners and clients, the local community, and the national professional community.
Application Process

For consideration, applicants should prepare and submit the following information within our online application system (TALEO):
  • Letter of interest
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate education transcripts
  • Names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references
Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Please contact the search committee chair, Max Jordon, for any questions

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second-largest campus in the University of Tennessee System and serves a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has established a reputation for excellence built on a unique blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. Today, UTC brings a passion for excellence in all pursuits and is dedicated to making a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

At UTC, we welcome and cultivate diverse perspectives and populations—whether shaped by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, intellectual diversity, political beliefs and other life experiences and ideologies—and embrace equity and inclusion.

UTC is a university distinguished by respect for the dignity, uniqueness, and value of every individual. We foster a campus community that is welcoming and inclusive of all. We value diversity in our workplace and learning environments, benefiting from the varied backgrounds and abilities of our campus community. The diversity of our voices and experiences is vital to our pursuit of excellence and fulfillment of our mission.

UTC is in the heart of Tennessee’s fourth-largest city, located in the southeastern part of the state near the border with Georgia and at the junction of four interstate highways. Conveniently situated within just a two-hour drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Birmingham, Chattanooga offers the opportunity to live and learn in an exciting and enchanting environment. Dubbed the ‘Scenic City,’ and endowed with incredible vistas and popular area attractions, the city has been recognized nationally for its downtown renaissance and a revitalized riverfront that has become the blueprint for other cities to emulate. Chattanooga achieved the first gig internet capacity in the country, and today has the nation’s fastest internet service with a 100% fiber network that links every residence and business in a 600-square mile area.

The city is home to companies such as Unum, McKee Foods, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United, and Amazon, and a number of tech startups attracted to its blazing fast internet and low cost-of-living. Thousands of visitors are drawn yearly to the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center—Chattanooga African American Museum, Creative Discovery Museum for Children, Riverbend Festival, and the weekly Nightfall Summer Concert Series held in the heart of downtown. Chattanooga also has a long and rich history interwoven with the Civil Rights movement and Native American heritage. The Trail of Tears National Historic Route runs through the city and is on the traditional territory of Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East).

Whether it’s Chattanooga’s ideal geographical location with comfortable temperatures year-round to suit an active lifestyle, its cultural and culinary diversity, reasonable cost of living, world-class healthcare facilities, reputable educational institutions like UTC, or countless other reasons, it’s no wonder more and more people are choosing to make Chattanooga their home.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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