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Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

New York Medical College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) and Institute of Public Health at New York Medical College invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, contingent upon the qualifications of the candidate. Part-time faculty appointments may be considered.


For a full-time position, experienced faculty with a record of teaching and scholarship are preferred. However, recent graduates of research-based doctoral degree programs will be considered, as will be DPT prepared candidates with recognition by ABPTS as a clinical specialist in an area of expertise, and evidence of the capacity to develop a scholarly agenda. Priorities for areas of teaching and scholarship include: 1) cardiopulmonary and acute care physical therapy, 2) applied neurology and neurological assessment, 3) educational technology and curricular design, 4) research methodology and coordination of DPT doctoral project work. Additional responsibilities include program administrative activities and service consistent with the college’s mission.  


Research opportunities exist to collaborate with faculty in other departments within the School of Health Sciences and Practice, and within the School of Medicine and School of Basic Medical Science. Local clinical sites and institutions with which the program collaborates include Westchester Medical Center, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.


The full-time faculty position is based on a 12-month salary and benefits package. Minimum qualifications for the full-time position include:

  • A professional degree in physical therapy and either a research-based doctoral degree or a clinical doctoral degree with ABPTS clinical specialist certification and evidence of a scholarly capacity.
  • An active scholarly agenda and record of publication and grant-supported scholarship is preferred.
  • Eligibility for New York State licensure as a physical therapist.
  • Strong interest in providing and promoting interactive models of teaching and learning.
  • Dedication to professional and community service.


The Department of Physical Therapy curriculum promotes the learning of the foundational sciences through team-based learning (TBL), and utilizes a well-structured sequence of problem-based learning (PBL) coursework in clinical sciences. Over the second and third years of the program students work in small groups to complete a doctoral project in an area of clinical research, teaching, or service. The program is in a unique position to prepare students for physical therapy roles in public health. Strong education and research ties exist between the Department of Physical Therapy and the Department of Public Health, the Institute of Public Health, and the Center for Long Term Care. The program is proud to have been one of the first in the nation to offer an embedded DPT/MPH dual degree option.

New York Medical College is strategically located on a suburban NY campus in the intellectually vibrant northeast corridor close to the cultural and scientific resources of New York City. This location enhances the educational and research opportunities afforded by the region’s diversity and the College’s historic and broad involvement with socially, economically, and ethnically diverse populations.  New York Medical College, founded in 1860, is one of the nation’s oldest private medical and health sciences educational institutions and the first U.S. medical school to accept female students. Since 2011, the College has been a member of the Touro College and University System. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: NYMC Physical Therapy Faculty Position

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