Asst/Assoc/Professor - Physical Therapy - #000539

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Posting NumberFAC349PQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleAssociate ProfessorWorking TitleAsst/Assoc/Professor - Physical Therapy - #000539DepartmentPhysical TherapyPosition Summary

The Department of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a new 9-month tenure-track or fixed-term position at the assistant, associate, or professor level. our program’s needs in Asheville and Cullowhee, NC. The starting date of the position is negotiable. Teaching responsibilities include instruction of entry-level DPT students according to candidate’s areas of specialization. Additional responsibilities will include scholarly activity, service internal and external to the university, and student advising.

The physical therapy program fosters a student-centered learning environment where faculty highly value diversity, inclusive excellence, interprofessional teamwork and a dynamic, positive work environment. Excellent opportunities are available for collaborative teaching, service, and research with other programs and regional healthcare organizations. Extensive support is available for faculty development. Salary and rank are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.

The program has students in both Asheville and Cullowhee with custom designed laboratories and excellent instructional technology resources and support for synchronous video delivery between locations. The Biltmore Park instructional site is in Asheville, 50 miles away from Cullowhee, and houses several graduate programs including physical therapy, nursing, and social work. All faculty have primary assignments, but teach in both locations at times in order to foster strong relationships with all students. The primary location for teaching associated with this position may vary depending on teaching content areas. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this PositionMinimum Qualifications

●Academic Doctorate from an accredited institution at the time of hire (PhD, DSc, ScD, or EdD)
●PT degree with eligibility for PT license in the state of North Carolina
●Ability to teach in two or more of the following content/practice areas: clinical reasoning, cardiopulmonary, pharmacology, musculoskeletal, pain science, or pediatric physical therapy
●Record of scholarship and/or a clear plan for a future scholarly agenda

Preferred Qualifications

●Commitment to community engagement through teaching, service, and scholarship
●Three years teaching in a physical therapy program or a related discipline in higher education with evidence of strong teaching skills and use of instructional technology

Position TypePermanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per WeekNumber of Months Per Year9Open Date09/03/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Application must be made online and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references. If you have questions or seek additional information, contact John Carzoli, PT, DPT, OCS, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, 230 Health and Human Sciences Building, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Telephone: 828.227.2268. Email: [email protected] For more information about the program and the university, please visit our web site at


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

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Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of references
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    Posted: 6/6/2020
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