Assistant Clinical Professor (Flagstaff Mountain Campus)

Job description

Job Title: Assistant Clinical Professor (Flagstaff Mountain Campus)
Location: Physical Thrpy & Athletic Trng
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605310
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Special Information

This is a 9-month non tenure-track position for an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Flagstaff Mountain campus. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2021.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Mountain Campus invites applicants for two full-time (9-month) non tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Clinical Professor level. The positions have an anticipated start date of August 16, 2021.

We seek candidates whose teaching, research, and/or service has prepared them to support our commitment to fostering a diverse community supported by an equitable, inclusive campus climate that engages diverse stakeholders in physical therapy education. Responsibilities will primarily include teaching (~80%), scholarship, as well as service to the Department, College, University, and/or Profession.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A professional doctorate (DPT) – earned from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist.
  • Must be eligible to work in the US and obtain PT licensure in Arizona.
  • Experience teaching in an academic environment, at a minimum, as adjunct faculty.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A terminal academic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, etc.) or equivalent in a closely related biomedical science field to physical therapy from an accredited institution; ABD candidates may be considered.
  • An American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) certification or certification credentials appropriate for their teaching responsibilities.
  • Prior classroom/didactic teaching experience in one or more of the following content areas: administration, management of medically complex patients across the continuum of care, research methods and/or population health/social determinants of health.
  • Additional teaching experience in areas compatible with programmatic needs that compliments our current faculty.
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate with faculty, students, staff and across the university.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity.
  • Record of service to the profession and/or community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Commitment to innovation, service, and professional advancement.
  • Experience or desire in working with rural/underserved populations and/or in the pro-bono physical therapy clinic.
  • Experience or desire in interprofessional education and/or simulation.

General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 22,870, including approximately 19,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

The Physical Therapy educational program is housed within the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training and enjoys a long rich history of excellence in both scholarly activity and the clinical education of physical therapists. The program’s research activities include human locomotion, balance and posture, and health and wellness. In addition, we have active collaboration with Athletic Training, Mechanical Engineering, and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Biology. As a part of their service, PT faculty can assist at a department-run pro bono clinic.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on May 3, 2021.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605310, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a statement of interest addressing minimum and preferred criteria for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae including the contact information for three professional references; and (3) a one-page teaching statement. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. Or, you may contact the chair of the search committee at [email protected].

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 4/4/2021
Application Due: 7/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time