Assistant/Associate Professor of Ortho-Biomechanics, Physical Therapy

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Ortho-Biomechanics

Department of Physical Therapy

IRIS Position #: (20016681)


The Department of Physical Therapy ( at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites nominations and applications for a 10-month Tenure Track Faculty position to begin August 2019.  We are specifically looking for candidates with evidence of specialty expertise in orthopedic physical therapy, biomechanics, kinesiology and anatomy.



The successful candidate will provide teaching, scholarship, service, and clinical practice. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Degree in physical therapy 
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Tennessee with credentials to treat patients/clients in a direct access setting (DPT, tDPT, or appropriate coursework in differential diagnosis)
  • Clinical expertise in orthopedics, biomechanics, kinesiology and anatomy
  • Terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, DHS, or equivalent) in physical therapy or related discipline. Individuals who are “all but dissertation” (ABD) will be considered; however, the degree must be awarded within twelve months of the first semester of employment
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in a clinical setting, including PT students
  • A minimum of 3 years clinical practice as a licensed physical therapist.
  • Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan, including demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion

Application procedures

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • A letter of interest
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts
  • A Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

Screening of applicants will begin on January 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Career Site by visiting:


The UTC-Doctor of Physical Therapy Department is located in the recently renovated James P. Mapp Building on the university campus which provides more than 10,000 square feet of space (including an outdoor classroom with a mobility park) and laboratories (motion analysis, clinical, anatomy, and research).

UTC is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

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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Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 2/12/2019
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