Adjunct- Department of Physical Therapy

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Adjunct- Department of Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy

Position Summary:

Applications are currently invited for part-time instructors in the Physical Therapy department in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is an entry-level program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
The Physical Therapy department commonly has the need for part-time instructors. We invite applications to be submitted for these potential openings.
These appointments are on a course by course basis. Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and discipline. These postings are continuous to develop a qualified pool of interested candidates. If your academic area of interest/expertise meets the programmatic needs of WCU at any time you will be contacted to discuss proposed teaching opportunities. These needs change from semester to semester.

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 Position:

Expertise and experience in teaching Physical Therapy in post-secondary environments is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications for teaching in the academic programs are a doctor’s or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).

Preferred Qualifications:

A terminal degree and teaching and/or work-related experience with university students. Licensure (or eligibility) in Physical Therapy.

Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Thank you for your interest in this position. Application must be made online and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references.

For questions or additional information, please contact David Hudson, Department of Physical Therapy.


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

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

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, and 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]

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Posted: 7/7/2020
Application Due: 7/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time