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Asst/Associate Professor-Physical Therapy Odessa

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Allied Health, Medicine
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Extended Job Title
Asst/Associate Professor-Physical Therapy Odessa
Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr
Org Level 7
301211 - Physical Therapy Lbk
Position Description
Recognized as a "Great College to Work For - Honor Roll," TTUHSC provides much more than just a job!  Ready for a rewarding career where you can develop and grow?  Join us as we change the future of health care.

Values-Based Culture
Carnegie Classification
Hispanic-Serving Institution

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.
Requisition ID
Travel Required
Up to 25%
Pay Grade Maximum
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills
Major/Essential Functions

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Health Professions at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) invites applications for a full-time (12-month) generalist physical therapy faculty position in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The appointment is in the entry-level DPT program at the Odessa, TX campus with opportunities to contribute to the post-professional Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation Science and the Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science programs.

The School of Health Professions is home to more than 2000 students, and the DPT program at TTUHSC includes over 200 students with diverse backgrounds across three cohorts. The DPT program is one of six programs within the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, which also includes the Master of Athletic Training, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation Science, and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science. The faculty member will work collaboratively with faculty from these and other programs and departments within the School and University.

The successful candidate will join a student-focused DPT program with a record of innovation and excellence in educating entry-level physical therapy practitioners extending back 40 years. Our history includes being one of the first programs in the United States to utilize a multi-campus, synchronous education model for lecture content. The DPT Program at TTUHSC is one program, with content delivered across three campuses: Amarillo, Lubbock, and Odessa, TX. Students attend lecture synchronously with the use of a live and interactive video conferencing system with lectures being delivered by faculty spread across all three campuses. Lab activities are taught locally by content-area experts.

Responsibilities of the faculty position include:

  • Teach didactic and lab courses in the entry-level DPT curriculum

  • Guide and advise students in academic success and professional development through the entry-level DPT program

  • Demonstrate a commitment toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment

  • Support the mission of the School through teaching, service, and research

  • Support the vision of the University through innovation and collaboration

A well-qualified candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Possess a wide range of clinical expertise, including foundational skills, outpatient, inpatient/acute, wound care, and/or pediatric PT practice

  • Demonstrate qualities of an excellent educator, scholar, and colleague

  • Align with the values of TTUHSC:  One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary, and Beyond Service

Grant Funded?
Pay Grade Minimum
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills
Pay Basis
Work Location
Preferred Qualifications

This is a generalist faculty position.  An ideal candidate will have:

  • Clinical experience in foundational skills, outpatient, inpatient/acute, wound care, and/or pediatric PT practice

  • Interest in contributing to the DPT Clinical Education team

  • Earned terminal degree (PhD, ScD, EdD, or similar)

  • Three years of experience in an academic role

  • Three years of clinical experience

  • History of scholarly activity

HSC - Lubbock
Physical Therapy Lbk
Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV
Job Type
Full Time
Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.
Job Group
Assistant Professor
EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
Required Qualifications
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) or earned terminal (PhD, ScD, EdD, or similar) degree.

Physical therapy licensure or eligibility for licensure in Texas.
Salary Grade
Does this position work in a research laboratory?
Are select agents used in this laboratory?
Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website.


TTUHSC operates five schools, multiple online programs and numerous facilities across the state of Texas, with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, and the Permian Basin (Midland & Odessa), in addition to our flagship campus in Lubbock, Texas.

As a university separate from Texas Tech University, we have been entrusted with a singular charge: to teach the next generation of researchers and health care professionals while simultaneously providing world-class patient care to the surrounding communities. We are both an institution of higher learning and a place where real people come for life-saving medical care.

What We Stand For: Inclusion, Vision & Values

Being part of the TTUHSC team means being part of a supportive community that empowers each individual and embraces all cultures, races, backgrounds, abilities and identities. Diversity and Inclusion are not just important—they are essential to our mission and integral to our purpose.

Five core values—One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary, Beyond Service⁠—drive everything we do. Through our Values-Based Culture, we are committed to promoting an exceptional, inclusive & equitable workplace.

Our Vision: “Transform health care through innovation and collaboration.” Here, everyone plays a vital role.

Compensation & Benefits

TTUHSC proudly provides many exceptional employee benefits, including a generous compensation package with comprehensive benefits, medical and dental insurance at no charge to the employee, paid time off (vacation, sick leave, and state holidays) and substantial automatic retirement contributions.

Additionally, we invest in employee success by providing many resources designed to support your personal wellness and professional growth, including:

Comprehensive Health Plans and Other Core Insurance
State Retirement Programs and Pension Options
Retiree Insurance for Lifetime Medical Benefits
Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning Programs
Tuition scholarships for employees and their dependents
Leadership and Professional Development Programs
Mental and Physical Wellness Programs
Employee Recognition Programs and Longevity Pay

We are excited for you to consider joining our team at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Nationally-recognized as a "Great College to Work For,” TTUHSC provides so much more than just a job!

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