Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Naperville, Illinois
Oct 23, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Education and Health Sciences at North Central College is excited to announce a search for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position to assist in the development and implementation of an innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy Program built on a liberal arts foundation. The program will prepare physical therapists who will be able to navigate the complexities of future health care systems with strong skills in movement science, relationship and patient/client centered care, professionalism, communication, and technology focused on the pursuit of excellence. We are currently seeking an innovative individual with experience and/or interest in instructional design and assessment to craft innovative curricular delivery and assessment methods, however faculty with other interests are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate also will have the opportunity to shape the future of the program during the development phase by assisting with overall curricular design, establishment of assessment procedures, and development of curriculum relevant to their content area of expertise. Individuals who enjoy working collaboratively with others, enjoy working closely with students, and have an interest in being innovative in physical therapy education are encouraged to apply. The preferred start date is July 1, 2021.

The successful applicant is required to have an earned academic doctorate from an accredited institution (ABD considered if also hold a DPT degree) that is complimentary to the field of physical therapy; a minimum of 3 years of experience teaching in higher education, ability to function well within a collegial and collaborative environment, ability to live by and role model the mission, vision, values, and commitment of the North Central College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and evidence of contemporary expertise in one or more content areas taught within physical therapy curriculum. It is preferred the successful candidate be a licensed physical therapist in the state of Illinois or be eligible for and have intent to obtain physical therapist licensure in Illinois and evidence of an ongoing or developing record of a scholarly agenda or the potential to develop a scholarly agenda consistent with the mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students, and ongoing scholarship.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a nationally recognized institution of about 3000 students, located in Naperville, IL, a thriving suburb just west of Chicago. North Central College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The College is expanding its clinical professional programs. A new Health Sciences Building, slated to open in early 2021, will house state of the art simulation, classroom, interprofessional education, and research spaces. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit: North Central College is an EEO Employer.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts and contact information for three professional references in an electronic format to For further information, please email Sara Scholtes, PT, DPT, PhD, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, at [email protected]

North Central College values diversity and is committed to social justice, equity and inclusiveness. Experience working with diverse student populations and communities will be weighed in the candidate’s favor.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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