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Assistant or Associate Professor

University of North Texas
Fort Worth

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor


HSC-Physical Therapy-300820


School of Health Professions

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Full Time/Part Time:


Department Summary:

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) Department of Physical Therapy is housed within the School of Health Professions (SHP) which also includes a Physician Assistant Studies Program and an online Master of Science in Lifestyle Health. HSC is dedicated to excellence in education, research, primary care and community service. HSC has a strong commitment to the success of the Physical Therapy department relying on a culture of clear values: integrity, collaboration, respect, serving others first, and to be visionary in creating solutions for a healthier community. We develop and deliver these solutions in an interprofessional, team-based environment that promotes patient-centered care. We are seeking a faculty member who recognizes the importance of values-based leadership and whose vision is consistent with emerging health care delivery.

Position Summary:

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is seeking faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor Rank for a 12-month appointment, beginning in the summer 2021. Ideal candidates will have clinical and teaching experience in foundational courses such as therapeutic interventions, evidence-based practice, psychosocial aspects of healthcare, and neurologic and musculoskeletal physical therapy, and prosthetics and orthotics. Duties and responsibilities include teaching, advising, research/scholarship activities, and service in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, fostering interprofessional education and practice through collaboration and engagement with academic faculty within the university, school, program, and faculty in the HSC Health clinical practice, supporting the mission and vision of the department to create solutions for a healthier community, and abiding by all relevant university and /or department procedures and policies.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following:· A DPT degree from an accredited physical therapy program· Licensure or eligibility to obtain a licensure as a physical therapist in Texas· Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in physical therapy practice.· Strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills· Active participation in professional activities at the local, state, and/or national level · Verbally commits to:- Working collaboratively and professionally with individuals from diverse communities and cultures within and outside the University- Providing and maintaining a respectful and nurturing learning environment that promotes patient-centered care- Modeling professionalism inside and outside of the classroom setting· Contemporary clinical expertise in one or more of the following areas: neurologic and musculoskeletal physical therapy, motor control, pediatrics, foundational skills such as therapeutic interventions and examination, evidence-based practice, and prosthetics and orthotics.

Preferred Qualifications:

· A terminal academic degree (PhD, DSc, EdD or equivalent) is desired · ABPTS Certification is desired· Evidence of an established or a developing research agenda is desired· Evidence of service in professional organization at state and/or national level is desired· Teaching experience in an academic higher learning environment is desired in one or more of the following areas: neurologic and musculoskeletal physical therapy, motor control, pediatrics, pathophysiology, foundational courses such as therapeutic interventions, evidence-based practice, and prosthetics and orthotics.

Required License / Registration / Certification:

Required License/Registration/Certification:•Licensed to practice in Texas or license to practice in Texas by the time of hire

Physical Requirements:

Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Cover letter expressing interest in the position, experience as a physical therapist and/or in related field of higher education emphasizing teaching experience, scholarship, and service.
The contact information should include professional reference’s position, email, phone number and relationship to the applicant. For Other Document, please attach PT License.Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Kenneth L Miller, Chair of the Search Committee at [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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