Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Job description

12-Month Faculty Position at Briar Cliff University’s DPT Program

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

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 human basic biomedical sciences, including, but not limited to, human anatomy, human physiology, embryology, histology, genetics, neuroanatomy, kinesiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and/or medical imaging

Preferred Education, Experiences, and Qualifications

  • Earned PhD, EdD, or DSc degree in relevant area of desired teaching responsibilities
  • Prior teaching experience in a graduate or professional program
    • Minimum of 3 years of professional, clinical experience in physical therapy
    • Eligible for physical therapy licensure in Iowa
    • Clinical specialty certification
    • Residency and/or fellowship
    • Experience in scholarly activity
    • Experience managing a cadaver lab
    • Knowledge of educational and adult learning theories and principles
    • Compassionate, caring attitude
    • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
      • Excellent organization and time management skills
      • Accountable for actions and outcomes, as well as follows through on commitments
      • 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


The faculty member reports primarily to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Director. Secondary appointment and reporting would be to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program Director. The faculty member may have additional assigned duties within various undergraduate departments, in which the faculty member would also report to the respective Department Chair and/or Program Director.

Salary and rank commensurate with academic experience and credentials

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].

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

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This position is expected to begin on August 12, 2019.




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Posted: 5/31/2019
Application Due: 7/25/2019
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