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Assistant Professor - Physical Therapy

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Health & Medical, Allied Health, Medicine
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Position Information: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE & HEALTH SCIENCES, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Position #00015426

Compensation and Appointment

Position:  Assistant Professor

Remuneration/Salary:  $84,000+ commensurate with qualifications

Benefits:  Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, and tuition waiver.  Optional benefits available:  supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

This position is a twelve (12) month, non-tenure track, special appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Physical Therapy.

Job Summary and Responsibilities

  • Teaching in the areas of orthopedics, basic sciences, general physical therapy care, and other areas of departmental need
  • Well-defined, ongoing scholarly agenda and dissemination
  • Service to the department, school, university, and profession
  • Advising graduate and undergraduate students

Minimum Requirements:

  • Academic doctorate or earned DPT with a commitment to pursue academic doctorate appropriate for teaching responsibilities and scholarly activity
  • Demontrated continuing eucation contact hours with contemporary expertise and clinical experience in orthopecics
  • Current PT license; eligible for ND license
  • 3 years' clinical experience
  • Successful completion of the criminal history record check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Requirements:

  • An academici doctorate in an appropriate field for physical therapy teaching responsibilities
  • Orthopedic certification
  • Experience in clinical research or scholarly activity
  • Membership and involvement in professional associations

To Apply:

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2022.  Position is open until filled.  Applications must include the following materials:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

The University of North Dakota (UND) is a public research University established as a Land Grant University in 1883.  Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity.  UND was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plans region.  Currently, the University boasts 200+ fields of study with nearly 15,000 students.

UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 50,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.  Grand Forks boasts high-quallity medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, and annual events throughout the year.  Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small college Towns, and American's Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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