Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Long Beach, California
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Oct 16, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


College of Health and Human Services

Department of Physical Therapy

Tenure-Track Position Opening

RECRUITMENT NUMBER:                  2539

POSITION:                                           Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

EFFECTIVE DATE:                             August 19, 2019 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE:                               Commensurate with qualifications and experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Physical Therapy, or a related field. Two years or more of licensed physical therapy patient care, including rehabilitation of people with disorders associated with aging, with a broad spectrum of pathologies, and people with post-surgical intervention needs; Evidence of ability to teach graduate courses in Physical Therapy with an emphasis on basic principles of evaluation and intervention for patients with complex diagnoses as well as Pathology for Physical therapists; Evidence of ability to initiate scholarly research and supervise student research; California Physical Therapy licensure, or eligibility. (Licensure in CA must be obtained within the first two years of employment); Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. 

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of teaching experience in a graduate program for physical therapy students; An established area of research in area of specialization; Evidence of multidisciplinary research in Physical Therapy; and Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association.

DUTIES: Teach entry-level doctoral physical therapy [DPT] courses including Pathology for Physical Therapists, Basic PT evaluation and intervention skills, and Rehabilitation of the Post-Surgical Patient; Conduct research     and scholarly activities; Supervise DPT graduate physical therapy and/or kinesiology students in directed research projects; Advise students; Collaborate inter-professionally in teaching and research; Participate in      service to the department, college, university governance, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:                                 

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • A copy of most recent reprints/preprints of scholarly writing
  • A copy of most recent sample syllabi
  • Copy of Physical Therapy License, including License Number.

IMPORTANT: If not licensed to practice in California at the time of application, need to submit all licensure eligibility application materials, including requirements for licensure for foreign trained, if applicable, physical therapists.

  • Finalists also will be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Joyce M. Campbell, PhD, PT, EN, Professor

California State University, Long Beach

                                                                Department of Physical Therapy

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-5603

(562) 985-4024 or (562) 985-5455 or [email protected]


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin December 3, 2018.

                                              Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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