Assistant/Associate Professor - Physical Therapy

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Physical Therapy

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.


Job Summary:
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate professor level to begin August 2021.

Position responsibilities include teaching, student advising, scholarship, and service to the university/community/profession. Qualified candidates with all areas of expertise are encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in musculoskeletal or acute care physical therapy are preferred.

The DPT Program is located at EWU-Spokane, a primarily health sciences campus with state-of-the-art space and facilities. The campus sits next to downtown Spokane, and is within walking distance to trails along the Spokane River. Spokane is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theaters, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, and high-quality schools and affordable housing. The Spokane campus is a satellite of EWU's main campus in Cheney, WA.

The DPT Program is 2 years 9 months in length, has 9 full-time faculty members, and admits 38 students each fall. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

Faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning. Additionally, the candidate selected for this position may be expected to teach face-to-face classes, hybrid or blended classes and/or online classes according to the needs of the department.

  • This is an open recruitment; three days' notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.

Screening for this position will begin March 1, 2021. Applications will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted prior to candidate notification.
  • NOTE: Post-COVID-19 pandemic or when restrictions permit, the work location for this position will be on the Spokane campus.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Successful candidate will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.

Special Accommodations: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.


Required Qualifications:
  • State of Washington PT license or eligible
  • 3 years clinical practice experience as a physical therapist
  • Academic doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, ScD, EdD) *preferred;
    candidates with both a DPT and clinical specialization will be considered
    • ABD considered but must be completed by start date
  • Proficient in use of classroom technology
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.


Preferred Qualifications:
Additional consideration may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Academic doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, EdD)
  • Expertise in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
  • Expertise in Acute Care Physical Therapy
  • 5 years clinical practice experience as a physical therapist
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Established record of scholarship (publications, national presentations, grant funding)
  • Current membership in the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Current active service to the physical therapy profession


Other Skills and Abilities:


Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty:
  • Teach in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program curriculum within area of expertise and to support department needs
  • Conduct research or scholarship activities that contribute to departmental publications, presentations and/or external funding
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession of physical therapy
  • Serve as an advisor to a small group of DPT students from each academic cohort

A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first semester of the selected candidate’s appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, service and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

Additionally, All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and in assessment of student learning outcomes.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes



Conditions of Employment:
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Successful candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to beginning employment and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.
  • NOTE: Post-COVID-19 pandemic or when restrictions permit, the work location for this position will be on the Spokane campus.

Salary Information: Minimum salary is $73,873; hiring salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.


Posting Date: 02/10/2021
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 03/01/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/6456

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.






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Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 4/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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