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Assistant Professor- AZ- Physical Therapy

Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ

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The Physical Therapy Program at Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona invites applications for a full-time, 12-month tenure track faculty appointment. Rank is negotiable and dependent upon the applicant’s qualifications. Position responsibilities include teaching entry-level physical therapy students in areas of pathology, differential diagnosis, management, or areas consistent with the applicant’s area(s) of specialty. Additional responsibilities include student advising, focused scholarship, and service within the department, university, and the profession. A startup funding package may be negotiated based on the candidate’s needs and record of scholarly production. 

Midwestern University is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and postgraduate education in the health sciences. Midwestern University has two campuses, one in Glendale, Arizona and a second in Downers Grove, Illinois. The Glendale campus includes the College of Health Sciences, College of Graduate Studies, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy-Glendale, College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, Arizona College of Optometry, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine.  The College of Health Sciences includes programs in Cardiovascular Perfusion, Clinical Psychology, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Speech Language Pathology.  The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (visit Midwestern University has state-of-the-art academic and clinical facilities including a simulation center and a new, 74,000 square foot outpatient therapy clinic that houses physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and low and sports vision rehabilitation specialists.  The clinic houses a CAREN (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment) virtual reality system for advanced clinical evaluation, analysis, and rehabilitation, one of only ten in the United States.

The Physical Therapy Program is accredited by CAPTE and offers two pathways to the DPT degree, a residential pathway, which received its first accreditation in 2013 and has been continuously accredited since, and a hybrid pathway. The hybrid pathway was approved by CAPTE in April of 2023 and will matriculate its first cohort in the Summer of 2024.  

Job Requirements: 

Job requirements include: (1) a terminal degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, DHS, etc.) or willingness to begin a terminal degree program within the first year of hire, (2) prior teaching experience in a physical therapy program, (3) immediately eligible for and willingness to secure physical therapy licensure in Arizona, (4) 5 years of clinical experience, (5) the ability to work effectively independently and as a collaborative team member with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Specialist certification is highly recommended. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Relocation assistance is available.  

Please submit your application packet through MWU's online job board.  Your online profile should include: 

  • Cover letter that highlights your qualifications for the position 
  • CV (upload as an attachment) 
  • Application (you will be prompted to complete the online application) 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled by a qualified candidate. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Chairperson of the Search Committee. 

Dr. Mia Erickson                
Professor and Assistant Director 
Search Committee Chairperson 
Physical Therapy Program 
College of Health Sciences 
Midwestern University 
19555 N. 59th Avenue 
Glendale, AZ 85308 
Phone: 623/572-3926 
Fax: 623/572-3929 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance.  We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account.  We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days.  We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program.  Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility. 

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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