Doctor of Physical Therapy Faculty

Job description

Briar Cliff University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track core faculty position in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program.

Effectively manages and teaches assigned courses:

  • Deliver current content expertise for physical therapy related courses in both lecture and lab formats to professional Doctor of Physical Therapy students, with possible option of instructor at undergraduate level
  • Maintain class and lab environment conducive to learning by developing creative, challenging, and evidence-based learning opportunities
  • Monitor student progress; gives feedback and advisement as necessary; facilitates student participation in learning activities




  • Advise entry-level DPT students on academic, co-curricular, professional and/or personal issues and makes a referral when appropriate
  • Mentor entry-level DPT students on student scholarly projects
  • Mentor entry-level DPT students in integrated clinical experiences, including the pro-bono clinic




  • Establish and implement a scholarship agenda as required by CAPTE standards
  • Participate in activities that enhance scholarship and professional development




  • Participate in University activities, curriculum planning, and functions to support development and growth of the institution
  • Serve on University and Program committees as assigned
  • Serve as University liaison in community and/or professional activities
  • Participate in professional organizations, such as American Physical Therapy Association via section or chapter involvement



Policy and Procedures:

  • Support and exemplify the University’s mission and values
  • Uphold and enforce student and faculty handbook policies, as well as University policies and procedures


  • Expertise and currency in physical therapy
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Accountable for actions and outcomes, as well as follows through on commitments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional role model and willingness to enforce the University’s mission and values
  • Able to provide a nurturing, respectful learning environment with a focus on clinical excellence
  • Responsive to adult learner needs
  • Able to work in a team environment, respectful of interdisciplinary activities
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional, clinical experience in physical therapy
  • Must be licensed or eligible for physical therapy license in Iowa



Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Specialty certification preferred
  • Terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD) preferred
  • Residency and/or fellowship preferred
  • Prior teaching experience preferred
  • Experience in scholarly activity preferred

Salary and rank commensurate with academic experience and credentials

Candidates should send application materials, including transcripts from doctoral program and/or physical therapy degree program, cover letter, CV, scholarship plan, teaching philosophy, and list of 3 references with contact information.

If candidates have any questions regarding the position or the search process, they can contact Patrick Hauer, PT, EdD, MHS or Brian Wienk, PT, ScD, MSPT, OCS, COMPT, Co-Chairs of the DPT Faculty Search Committee, at [email protected] or [email protected].

This position is expected to begin on June 1, 2019.




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Posted: 4/8/2019
Application Due: 6/7/2019
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